KIR-YIANNI was established in 1997 by Yiannis Boutaris, a leading figure in the Greek wine industry, following a tradition of four generations winemakers.
With its two wineries in the mountainous regions of Naoussa and Amyndeon in Northwestern Greece, KIR-YIANNI focuses on the production of high quality wines, which combine style with authenticity and offer true enjoyment.
The KIR-YIANNI Estate (Ktima) in Naoussa, one of Greeces largest vineyards, is located at the highest point of the viticultural region. The 58-hectare Ktima, spearheaded the revival of the prized Naoussa Appellation in the 1970s and paved the way for the production of terroir wines. Today, pioneering scientific work continues, as the 42 parcels in the Ktima are individually managed and vinified.
The KIR-YIANNI vineyard and winery of Amyndeon are located on the shores of lake Vegoritis, defined by the mountains of Kaimakcalan and Vitsi. Amyndeon has evolved into one of the most promising Greek winemaking regions. It has a characteristic microclimate and soil, suitable for the production of top-quality wines, due to the high altitude of the area and the four lakes surrounding it. The privately owned vineyards are located at an altitude of 700 m, covering a total surface of 30 ha. The soil here is sandy and poor, giving the possibility to produce wines of high finesse and rich aromatic character. The climate of the area is characterized by cold winters and hot summers, while the presence of four lakes makes the microclimate milder and suitable for the cultivation of white varieties.
Today, led by Stellios Boutaris, son of Yiannis, Kir-Yianni follows its vision into the next phase of its history, by dynamically exploiting the cornerstones of its philosophy: desire for innovation, respect for tradition and a true knowledge of the wine, from the grape to the end consumer.
Yianakohori, GR-59200 Naoussa
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