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
FDNAO13B Naoussaia 2013
FDKTI13B Estate Foundi Xinomavro 2013