“DEVELOPING EUROPEAN INTERCLUSTER ALLIANCE FOR ORGANIC AGRICULTURE PROJECT” CLOSING CONFERENCE Aegean Exporters’ AssociationsAOA CHATZIVARITIS SA - Best Practice-3 Evangelos Chatzivaritis Izmir, 18th of October 2012
Brief historyThe idea of creating the Chatzivaritis estateemerged in the early of 1980sIn 1994 a 5 hectares vineyard was plantedIn 2001 another five-hectare plot was plantedand a year later an experimental vineyard startedfor the purpose of trying out new varieties
To make good wine must have excellent quality grapes • Organic production • Most of the work is done manually• Techniques are applied to ensure better quality
Winery’s premises…..single-store building with a basement, with an overall area of 1,000sq.mIn the production area, there are 19 stainless-steel winemakingtanksa bottling, corking and labeling section.a fully-equipped chemical laboratoryA maturing and aging of wines basement
awards• Gold Medal at the 9th International Thessaloniki Wine Competition, for the 2007 harvest and Bronze at the Decanter world wine competition 2012,• silver medal at the MUNDUS VINI Biofach Competition 2011 for the 2009 harvest• silver medal at the 12th International Thessaloniki Wine Competition for the 2010 harvest.
awards• • Commented wine at the Decanter world wine competition 2012
awards • Silver medal at the 2012 International Women’s wine competition USA
Braille Writing System in ourlabels… Braille is a writing system which enables blind and partially sighted people to read and write through touch. It is just the alphabet and numbers, designed to be read by fingers rather than eyes.
Events Celebration of the distillation of the tsipouro Open doors Open winery Organization of different cultural events
Promotion activities Participation to exhibitions Participation to promotional activities Participation to clusters /associations / organizations
The company follows an environmental , social and cultural friendly policy in general… • Organic Production• Implementation of investments for the use of renewable resources for energy• Use of Braille Writing System in Product Labels• Cultural activities• Construction of facilities for the access of disabled people in the winery and the facilitation of the movement and product