Category Archives: Greek Wines

Ktima Voyatzi of Western Macedonia

The Voyatzi Estate is a premier boutique winery located in Western Macedonia in the picturesque town of Velvento.  It is owned and operated by winemaker Yannis Voyatzi, the renowned chief enologist of Boutari, and his brother Nikos.  The Voyatzi family … Continue reading

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Rosés from the Peloponnese, Central Greece and its Neighbors

On our recent trip to Greece,  we tasted more high-quality rosés from Peloponnese than any other wine region.  Most of the top rosés were made from Agiorgitiko an indigenous grape grown in Nemea, and the prink-skinned  Moschofilero,  grown in the … Continue reading

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The Rosés of Crete

The island of Crete is home to many indigenous grape varieties, some of which undoubtedly derive from those grown by the Minoans over four thousand years ago.  We recently visited Crete to meet the winemakers, tour the vineyards, and taste … Continue reading

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Greek Rosés of Xinomavro

  Often compared to Nebbiolo grown in Italy’s Piedmont, Greece’s Xinomavro is one of southern Europe’s most noble varieties.  As discussed below, it’s particularly well suited for the making of rosé, and we tasted several excellent rosés during our recent … Continue reading

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Wine Art Estate: Creative Winemaking in Macedonia, Greece

Wine Art Estate is a boutique winery established  in 1993 in Drama by Yannis Papadopulous and Yannis Kalaizidis.  Drama is located in a landlocked area bordering Bulgaria in the northern half of east Macedonia (see map below).  While neglected as … Continue reading

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