Gentilini is the name of Spyros Kosmetatos godfather, descendent of an old family of the island of Cephalonia. Country of origin of Gentilini family is Este, a town close to Pantova. In 1959, Spyros Kosmetatos planted his first vineyard with local and classic white grape varieties in Cephalonia. Having studied the latest techniques to identify the processes best suited to the climate, soil and varieties of the area, the first commercial vintage of Gentilini was released in 1984, in Athens and London. The winery and vineyards have now passed to the next generation. Nicholas daughter, Marianna with her husband Petros Markantonatos took over the estate, in 2002. Total production, 70,000 bottles annually.