The Boutari Company was established in 1879 in Naoussa. Today with over 134 years of experience in the wine business, it is one of the top wineries in Greece and an ambassador of Greek wine all over the world. Boutari wines are exported to over 45 countries and have won over 370 medals in international wine competitions. Boutari wine-makers give great emphasis to making quality wines with a distinct character that represents fully the potential of the variety they come from.
Boutari is among the top 10 international wineries in the Hall of Fame of the leading US magazine “Wine & Spirits” and was awarded for the 15th time the very important award “International Winery of the Year 2011”. In 2008 Boutari was the first and only Greek winery to ever win the award “European Winery of the Year” by the top US magazine “Wine Enthusiast”, after evaluating its performance in winemaking over time.
Boutari owns six wineries in Greece that are situated in some of the most important wine-making regions of Greece: Naoussa, Santorini, Peloponissos, Crete, Goumenissa, and Attica and one winery in Southern France, near the city of Limoux and within the greater wine region of Languedoc.
Through its wineries, Boutari Company played a crucial role in the preservation and modernization of viticulture in Greece, and in the evolution of Greek winemaking through the establishment of international winemaking techniques. Boutari winemakers have gained in-depth knowledge of the potential and the special characteristics of each region, by working with indigenous Greek but also with international grape varieties.
At each winery the company invests heavily on R&D through its line of “Boutari Experimental Wines” that are produced each year after every harvest as well as on ageing wines. Each winery has its own distinct personality, influenced by the architecture and the atmosphere of the particular region within which it is located. The Boutari Wineries are much more than areas where wine is produced, they are destinations which bring the visitor closer to the culture of the region in which they are situated. Boutari Wineries are an experience worth living!