Winemakers & Vineyards

Learn more information about the winemakers & vineyards of Greece and travel to the world of wine.

Avantis Estate

The vineyards are at an altitude of 250 to 500 meters. lying on flat fields, semi-mountainous & steep mountainous slopes.With a Mediterranean climate, having cold winters, hot summers, and long dry autumns. During autumn, and winter months, cold air passes from mountain Dirphi, carrying dew that supplies the vineyards with essential humidity for survivability.The long[…]

Anhydrous Santorini

THE HISTORY Mr. Apostolos Mountrichas, the Avantis’ winemaker,  loved Santorini and he realized the potential of Assyrtiko, so he started his Santorini project in 2012. He completed it in 2021 by founding Anhydrous Winery. His philosophy relies on experimentations in ancient wine-making techniques that produce modern wines with purity and primary varietal characteristics. Anhydrous wines are high-quality wines sealed with the raw beauty of Santorini. Assyrtiko produces volcanic wines with high acidity, purity, and minerality, with[…]

Malagousia

Malagousia (pronounced simply as Mala-goo-zia) is an ancient grape that was rediscovered in in the last twenty years, during the modern renaissance of the New Wines of Greece. It is the impersonation of Greek wine producers, taking advantage of their potential, as they began exploring the secrets of the famous grape. In the 1970s, Malagousia[…]

Thivaiki Gi

Thivaiki Gi (Theban Land and pronounced “Thi – vae – ki ghi”) has been active in the field of vineyards and bottled wine since 2004. On the slopes of Sfinga Mountain, just a few kilometres away from Thebes, right outside Vagia village, the exceptionally spruce vineyard, ensures grapes of excellent quality for the wines of Thivaiki[…]

Savvatiano

The historical white grape variety of Savvatiano (Pronounced “Sava – tia – noh”) is known as widely planted variety in Greek vineyards. Whether it is by itself or part of blends, or part of many PGI wines, this variety is responsible for a considerable volume of the dry whites produced. Once oenophiles have purchased a high-quality Savvatiano,[…]

Mandilaria

Amorgiano, Pariano, Vaftra, Koundoura Black, and Mandilari. These are but a few names of the late-harvested red grape Mandilaria (Pronounced “man – dee – la – ria”) variety, and serve as testimonials to the extent to which the variety has spread throughout Greece and particularly, the Greek isles. As early as the time of Pausanias, Mandilaria has participated in[…]

Retsina

Retsina (“Re – tsee -nah”) is the best known traditional Greek wine. Its reputation was not always positive, where it had long overshadowed other distinguished Greek wines and appellations. According to archaeological finds and countless written articles, regarding its production and consumption, Retsina, or “retinitis oenos” as it was called in antiquity, has been steadily produced[…]

Moschofilero

Anyone in pursuit of a Greek white grape variety which promises refreshment and enlivenment, offering unprecedented exoticism in a Mediterranean country, should look no further than Moschofilero (Moss-koh-FEE-leh-roh). “moscho”, the first part of its name, has the meaning of a charismatic grape, the most aromatic one of the Filéri grape family. Despite the reddish or greyish[…]

Xinomavro

Xinomavro (ksee-NOH-mah-vroh), is a red-wine grape originating in Greece, more particularly in north-western part of Greece, in the Emathia region of Macedonia, the monovarietal appellations is from Naousa and Amynteo. Xinomavro is generally considered one of world-class red-wine grapes (those in boldface in the varietals list to the left of the page). Xinomavro is not[…]

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