Antonis Papantonis was born in Athens in 1950. After receiving his primary and secondary education in the Greek capital, he attended Hamilton College of Mason City (currently Kaplan University) in Iowa, USA, obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He started his economist career in big construction corporations in Africa and Middle East and returned to Greece to continue it there. Being disillusioned though by the inner imbalance that the big-city, always-on-the-run life was making him feel, he decided to completely change course, and turn his attention to nature he always loved, the vines and the good wine. He settled in Malandreni, a village near Argos, the hometown of his parents, and started cultivating vines. And so his winemaking journey began.
Daring, learning from mistakes, applying his cosmopolitan knowledge, paying tribute to the philosophical heritage of his homeland he treated with respect the local product he would be working with (Agiorgitiko and Rhoditis vines and grapes). Along with his select team has always been trying to keep alive the soul of a product intewoven with local history, tradition and culture. Thus, viticulture and winemaking have been his life since 1979. He is a member of the board of E.N.O.A.P. (Association of the Wine Producers in Peloponnese) and member of Chaine des Rotisseurs.