By 1928, they managed to plant 7,500 hectares of vines and in 1928, against all odds, the settlement was designated as a community and a Community store, a primary school and a church were built. The economic life of the area is based solely on viticulture and its products.
In 1955, the first wine festival of Anchialos was launched and since 1958 it is organized on an annual basis. The reputation of Anchialos wines is spread throughout Greece.
In 1930, the first vintage took place and the first tsipouro cauldrons, brought painstakingly by the residents of Anchialos, were used. Since 1933, the wines of the producers from Anchialos are rewarded constantly at the International Exhibition of Thessaloniki and they became famous and sought after in Macedonia.
Today, 1500 hectares of vines are cultivated in Anchialos and new ones are planted constantly. The wine is produced with the same traditional way combined with modern techniques and equipment. The love for vine and wine plus the capability of the residents of Anchialos to generate admirable products from ordinary stuff guarantee the continuation of a great tradition scrupulously observed for more than a century!