Project Description

The Foundis Story

Nikolaos Foundi began this small winery as a hobby in 1992 while serving as president of the Naoussa co-op, which he founded himself in 1982. But the family first planted vines here in the 1930s, shortly after their resettlement here from Eastern Thrace as a result of the Balkan Wars. They now have 5 hectares, and produce six different wines and two red Naoussa wines from Xinomavro. The style here is old-fashioned, in the best sense of the word, and the wines age very slowly. A 1996 Nikolaos opened for us in 2015 was in beautiful condition. Nikolaos is pretty-well retired now, and his daughter Georgia, and son-in-law run the operation. (LF 4/20)

Foundis Wines

The wine we have chosen: “Naoussaia” comes from a blend of three different vineyards, mostly a sandy loam, and limestone. It spends 4 weeks on the skins before pressing and going into barrel – French oak – for a year. Nikolaos is clearly a senior figure in the Naoussa wine community, modest, but highly respected.


Code Description Year
FDNAO15B Naoussaia 2015
FDKTI13B Estate Foundi Xinomavro 2013
FDKTI05B Estate Foundi Xinomavro 2005
FDKTI00B Estate Foundi Xinomavro 2000