The vineyard that is today Mylopotamos was established in 963 AD by Saint Athanasios as part of the Holy Monastery of Great Lavras. For more than a thousand years, the harvests of this vineyard went into making wine for the monastery's Holy Communion. For a brief period after World War II, the vineyard was abandoned due to the spread of a devastating grape parasite. In 1992, the monks of Great Lavras restored the vineyards and today tend to more than 120 acres. Mylopotamos wines are certified organic and include three other varieties in addition to the original NAMA communion wine.