All these in the spotlight and those working in order to make the moment unforgettable in every detail. Succeeding their father, the Belba sisters, took on the responsibility to continue the Pyrgos’ history, gathering around them a team of high expertise and experience. Wine experts, viticulturists and the multi-awarded chef Miltiades Kioukas, combine their knowledge, experience and aesthetic with the striking environment of Pyrgos Petreza, orchestrating a multi-star experience.
Realizing the dream that our father bequeathed us, in Pyrgos Petreza we host moments that are important in people’s lives. And they are important to us too, because they become part of our personal history. We have devoted ourselves to curating events that will become valued memories and we do this many years know, with love, devotion and personal contact. Good wine is in our DNA as an essential ingredient for a refined dinner, a family celebration, a happy evening with friends. All our experience, mind and heart are here: at Pyrgos Petreza, the setting of your important moments.
Miltiades Kioukas, executive chef with a rich CV, have been recognized and awarded many times for his gastronomic performances. He ranks among the best Greek chefs, is inspired by and experiments with various cuisines, updating his dishes into complete tasteful experiences. That’s why, since he started his career in 2003, the restaurants that he has worked with have been listed amongst the best in Athens. Since he joined the team of Pyrgos Petreza in October 2013, he inspired, created and added his tasteful signature that we wanted for your events.
He has decree in Biochemistry, with postgraduate studies in oenology. He also holds a decree from the University of Toulouse, and has worked in vineries in Bordeaux (Ch. Malartic- Lagravière), in Argentina (Bodegas Krontiras) and in Bulgaria (Telish Wine Cellar & Castra Winery). He specializes in setting up and organizing wineries of varying dynamics. He has made high quality winws, as well as wines of wide consumption.
Food technologist, wine expert, with post-graduate studies in wine tasting. He holds a decree from the University of Bordeaux, with a 35 year experience and presence in the wine business and wine consulting in Greece and abroad. He is a specialist in biological and biodynamic vine and olive cultivation.
Third generation viticulturist, wine expert and distiller. Coming from a vine county (Fteri, western Phthiotis), love for vines was in his genes, so his occupation with wine making, started in 1995, was in part unavoidable. His first personal plantings were the French varieties of Merlot, Syrah, Ugni Blanc and the Greek Roditis, while since 1999 –together with his education in France- plants a new vineyard with Grenache Blanc & rouge and Pinot noir. His knowledge and love of wine placed him between the top viticulturists in the following years. From 2006 up until now he is responsible for the completed care of the Pyrgos Petreza vineyard.
In 1980, George Belbas, creator of Pyrgos Petreza, started to collect old materials from tore-down houses and ruins in the area of Spata. He collects old building blocks, wooden doorjambs marbles, railings, roof tiles, wellheads, nails from the tracks of the old Athens-Laurion railroad and everything that has architectural or historical value. He deposits them in his family estate at Petreza. In essence, he gathers pieces of memory and history, which he will transfigure into a new narrative.