Metropolitan Isaiah is a native of Portsmouth, NH. He is one of four children born to Dennis and Mary (Kapsimalis) Chronopoulos, who had emigrated to the US from Olympia, Greece. After his primary and high school education, he served with distinction in the US Marine Corps during the Korean conflict.
Holy Archangels is under the spiritual direction of Elder Ephraim, former abbot of Philotheou Monastery on Mount Athos, spiritual guide of several monasteries on Mount Athos and Greece, and the founder of numerous monasteries in the United States. He resides in Arizona at St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Monastery.
Holy Archangels Monastery, located in Kendalia, Texas, produces wine from many varietals of the best grapes grown sustainably in the Napa and Sonoma AVAs. The attention to detail and passion to produce wine coupled with our desire to bring more variety to the Texas Hill Country is a driving force behind the pleasantly palatable vintages we produce.