Homers used to refer to our region as the "Polystafyllos Istiaia" ( plenty of wine), which means that the winemaking was the main
business since ancient times. The ancient God of wine in greek mythology, Dionysos, was illustrated on ancient coins of our region as well.
In 1981 (modern greek history) Evia was not set free but sold. The region was sold by a French businessman and the hole village Kamaria was a spacious vineyard.
As our grandparents said to us the French businessman transported the wines at Kanatadika (another village next to the sea) and then he exported them to French using ships.
By the end of 19th century the region was sold again to the duelers of the area and they continued wine making until 1960 when a grapes disease stroke. Very few vineyards survived from the disease
so winemaking stopped in our region until we decided to revive the old varieties of Vradiano, Kartsioti and Asprouda after long lasting effords.