Fanny Argyropoulou was born in Kolindros of Pieria to a Greek father and a French mother. Her father is a oenologist while her mother is a lover of science and philosophy. Although she decided to study Political Science at the Panteion University in Athens, she knew that she wanted to follow her father’s path in oenology.
“I had early contact with nature and crops since I used to go with my father to our farm to pick kiwifruits. At that time, I did not want to follow that direction. I wanted to do something else, something different from winemaking. I started studying in Athens and then I realized it. Wine is something bolder and sophisticated. So, I decided that this was the way I wanted to live my life; within vintages and close to my family,” said Fanny.
Later, she decided to get her master degree in Wine Management in France. For a year she traveled around the world, visiting 22 countries and meeting with the best wine producers, importers and merchants. Every time she traveled, she came across different philosophies about wines. “For the French, wine is a valuable treasure,” she said. “Australians and Spanish people prefer their wine to be juicier. Everything depends on someone’s culture,” Fanny continues.
Today, her family is exporting wines to the top restaurants in New York City. Within the next few days, they are expected to start exporting their wines to Las Vegas.
“Whenever we bottle a wine, I’m trying to imagine it next to a couple in love or among a group of friends, listening to someone’s confessions or keeping them company when they are having fun,” Fanny confessed.