The Aegean Islands are home to some of Greece’s most mineral driven white wines, grown on the volcanic soils of the island of Santorini from the Agiogitiko grape. The red Mavrotragano is also popular here.
Today the island of Kafalonia is home to some excellent wines. A wide variety of varieties are planted on mountainous soils and enjoy a mild, Mediterranean climate. Robola is one of the most popular grapes.
Located in the south of Crete, at an altitude of 500 metres, Domaine Zacharioudakis was founded in 2000 by journalist Stelios Zacharioudakis and his wife Victoria. Today there are 20 hectares of vineyard connected with a state of the art winery.
Manousakis Winery produces some of the best wines in Crete. Utilising both local and international varieties, Alexandra, the youngest daughter of founder Ted Manousakis now looks after the property. The wines are made in Chania PGI area of western Crete, in the foothills of the Lefka Ori Mountains.
Boutari is one of the largest wine companies in Greece and has six estates throughout the country, notably on the island of Santorini. Boutari is known for producing good value wines from indigenous Greek grape varieties.
Ktima Brintziki is located in the Western Peloponnese, in the small village of Lantzoi, where indigenous white varieties such as Roditis, Malagouzia and Assyrtiko are cultivated. Under the guidance of Dionysia Brintziki the red Avgoustiatis and Agiorgitiko are planted as well as Merlot.