Mesogeia have history and tradition in the vineyards and olives for over 3000 consecutive years due to the excellent climatic conditions and the easy availability of products in Athens. The experiences and the culture of people who lived in the area were mostly around of these crops.
Andreas Gkikas when he finished his studies in Chemistry in the University of Thessaloniki in 1980, as a natural consequence of being a Spata resident, he continued his studies in the area of the vineyard and the wine. In 1983, he opened the enological laboratory. Throughout the 30 years of his career, he collaborated with many private and cooperative wineries all over Greece. In 1996, he decided to take advantage of family vineyards and also founded the winery.
In 2000, his daughter Vassiliki finished her studies in Oenology & Viniculture at Bordeaux and Toulouse and was employed for one year in the wine center of Suze la Rousse. When she came to Greece, she worked on the preparation of a modern vineyard at the slopes of Kithaironas and she now works also at the laboratory and the winery.
His second daughter Maria, after completing her studies in U.K., she returned to Greece and got engaged in the family business.
Nowadays, the experience and confidence coexist with scientific training and enthusiasm and together they open the new era in the production of Gikas family quality wines.