Mina Distributors of Milford highlighted its Greek wines from Muses Estates: 9 Muses and Chrisolithos. In the northwest of Athens, in the region of Boeotia, lies the Valley of the Muses, formed on the slopes of Mount Helicon by the short course of the river Permissos. In ancient lore, the idyllic scenery of the valley was home of the Nine Muses, daughters of Zeus. It is the modern home of the Muses Estate vineyards, founded in 1946 by Nikolaos Zaharias. The vineyard passed from father to son, Athanasios, and is now led by third-generation winemakers, Nikos, Stelios and Panayiotis Zaharias. It is now a modern winemaking operation which builds on half a century of tradition.