Kostas Mavrokefalos holds a degree in Physics and a Msc in Nanotechnology and Micro-robotics. He had the opportunity to work and study in a variety of locations throughout his career, gaining valuable experience and skills along the way. He began his career as a Physics teacher and private tutor in his hometown in Greece, where he taught students of all ages. He also worked as a part-time teacher of C++ programming and operating systems at Public Programming Schools.
In addition to his work in education, Kostas has also had the opportunity to work in the field of Optical Engineering. He was a Senior Optical Engineer, where he was responsible for the maintenance and repair of various machines, including opto-electronic laser beam recorders used in the production of glass masters and machines that implement industrial electronics such as PLCs, motors, and pneumatic actuators. This position took Kostas to both Komotini, a city located in the northeastern part of Greece, and Avcilar, a district located on the European side of Istanbul, Turkey.
Kostas has also worked as a Research Assistant in the Foundation of Research and Technology (FORTH) in Crete, Greece, a renowned research institute that focuses on a wide range of scientific and technological fields. He also spent time as a MSc student in the Automation & Control Laboratory at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), where he worked on the field of Micro-robotics and Piezoelectric actuators in collaboration with Interferometric Optics applications. NTUA is one of the top technical universities in Greece and has a long history of conducting cutting-edge research and providing high-quality education.
He continued his adventures in Edinburgh in Scotland and Amsterdam in The Netherlands where he continued working with Internationally aclaimed clients.
Since 2009 Kostas has established his personal company Solomondesigns.co.uk (previous Solomonsoft.gr) dealing with web design and web development. He works as a Freelance Digital Nomad with clients from all over the world. He is the author of the well received online course “So you want to be a Digital Nomad – This is going to be the story of your life”
Having lived in 4 countries in his life and traveled more than 30, he considers himself a citizen of the world and likes to spread the word and vibes.
Currently, Kostas is focused on developing and maintaining his family farm on the island of Kefalonia, a beautiful island located in the Ionian Sea in western Greece. He is using his diverse background and skills to produce natural Wine, Olive Oil, and Tsipouro using traditional techniques and a focus on sustainability. Kefalonia is known for its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural history, making it the perfect location for Kostas to pursue his passions and create a thriving and successful farm.
Chrysa is a multidisciplinary designer with an architectural background and a passion for creating visuals. With a degree in Architecture Engineering in the Polytechnic School of Aristotle University of Thesaloniki (AUTH), she is a branding specialist and freelance designer. Her expertise in brand identity covers the global market and it’s no surprise that she’s the artistic mind behind Polenta Health Foods brand. Her design approach captured the essence of Polenta Health Foods founder’s stories, memories, and ideas, resulting in a unique brand.
She has a keen eye for colors, shapes, and textures that evoke emotions and tell stories. When she is in Kephalonia, she likes photo-shooting nature elements that relates to its origin.
Chrysa has lived abroad and traveled extensively.
She loves to learn and experience new things.
At our family farm on the island of Kefalonia in Greece, we are dedicated to producing high-quality, natural products using traditional techniques and a focus on sustainability.
Our olive trees are grown using organic methods, and we collect the olives using hand tools and olive tree vibrators, without the use of any chemical sprays. This allows us to produce pure, natural olive oil that is free from any artificial additives or contaminants.
Our olive oil has a rich, full flavor and is perfect for use in a variety of dishes, from salad dressings to marinades to baked goods. We also have a small vineyard on our property, where we produce a traditional Greek liquor called Tsipouro. Similar to the Italian Grappa, Tsipouro is made by distilling the grape pomace (the skin, seeds, and stems left over after the grapes have been pressed for wine) to create a strong, flavorful spirit.
We use grapes from our own vineyard to create a unique and authentic Tsipouro that is sure to delight the senses.In addition to our olive oil and Tsipouro, we also produce a small quantity of natural wine using grapes from our vineyard.
Our wine is made using traditional techniques and without the use of any artificial additives or preservatives, resulting in a pure, authentic flavor that reflects the terroir of our island. We are proud of the high-quality products that we produce at our farm and are committed to using sustainable and traditional methods to create them. We hope you will consider trying our Olive Oil, Tsipouro, and Natural Wine and supporting our efforts to create a thriving, natural, and sustainable business.
Mavrodaphne wine is a type of dry, red wine that is produced on the island of Kefalonia in Greece. It is made from the Mavrodaphne grape variety, which is native to the region and is known for its rich, full flavor and deep color. Mavrodaphne wine is often aged for several years in oak barrels, which helps to develop its complex flavor profile and smooth, velvety texture. It is a highly sought-after wine that is enjoyed by wine connoisseurs around the world for its unique character and depth of flavor. We plan to age the Mavrodafne Wine in the follwoing years.
In Kefalonia, Mavrodaphne wine can be found at many local wineries and is a popular choice for both sipping and pairing with traditional dishes.
Our family farm is located on the beautiful island of Kefalonia in Greece. It is a 4500 sq.m property located in the north part of the island, and it is home to around 50 olive trees and a small vineyard.
We are dedicated to producing high-quality, natural products using traditional techniques and a focus on sustainability.
Our farming process is performed for the needs of our annual olive oil production, and we are working to create a small production of other products in the future. Our vineyard provides a small production of Tsipouro, a traditional Greek liquor that is similar to the Italian Grappa.We use organic methods in our farming, including collecting our olive trees by hand using hand tools and olive tree vibrators and avoiding the use of any chemical sprays. This allows us to produce pure, natural products that are free from any artificial additives or contaminants.
We are committed to using sustainable and traditional techniques to produce our products, including reconstructing our old vineyard, taking care of our olive trees, and building a new vineyard in a nearby field. Our goal is to create exceptional products that are good for both our customers and the environment.
At our family farm on the island of Kefalonia in Greece, we are always looking for ways to grow and expand our business. One of our key goals is to expand our farm into a nearby field located just a few minutes away in the picturesque village of Plagia. Plagia is a charming village located in the northern part of the island and is known for its stunning natural beauty, peaceful atmosphere, and rich cultural history.We are excited about the opportunity to expand our farm into Plagia and are working hard to make this dream a reality.
We believe that this new location will allow us to increase our production and reach a wider audience, while still maintaining our focus on sustainability and traditional techniques. We are committed to being good stewards of the land and are eager to contribute to the local community in Plagia by creating a thriving, sustainable business. In the future, we hope to be able to produce a wider variety of products at our Plagia farm, including natural wine, olive oil, and Tsipouro.
We are excited about the potential of this new location and are looking forward to the many opportunities it will bring. We hope that our expansion into Plagia will allow us to continue to grow and thrive as a business, while also being an asset to the local community and the beautiful island of Kefalonia.
The traditional way of harvesting olives is to shake the tree
The first important step is to collect the olives from the tree. However, if no net is used to catch the olives before they hit the ground, this process can result in bruised olives the crushing of which produces a lower-quality oil.
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Thank you for considering our farm and we hope you will try our products and support our efforts to create a thriving, natural, and sustainable business.