Athiri

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Athiri is an ancient Greek variety found on the island of Santorini (or Thira as it was known in ancient times.) Athiri is a medium-bodied, high-acid grape that is most popularly blended into Santorini's PDO Santorini, PDO Nykteri and PDO Vinsanto wines. When blended with Assyrtiko, the grape helps to boost the wine's aromatic qualities. However, Athiri can also be vinified on its own to create a delightful, aromatic white wine for easy-drinking. – Description from Constance Chamberlain

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  • Macedonia

      The tradition of wine-making in the Macedonia region of Greece dates back thousands of yea...

  • Ionian Islands

  • König Wilhelmsberg

  • Aegean Islands

    The Greek Aegean Islands are one of the world’s oldest wine-making regions. Their geographic lo...

  • Achaia

  • Cyclades

  • Greece

    Wine has been a part of Greek culture for at least 4,000 years. Of course, the “worship” of the...

  • Peloponnese

      Wine has been a part of Peloponnese culture in Greece for thousands of years. The first wr...

  • Santorini

    The tradition of wine-making on the Greek island of Santorini, a.k.a. Thira, dates back to the ...

Popular Wineries using Athiri

  • Gavalas

    Our winery is located in Megalochori, and you will get there by walking through a small lit up st...

  • Volcan Wines

    Volcan Wines, founded in 1880 by Grigoris and Dimitris Koutsoyannopoulos, has become known for it...

  • Argyros

    Estate Argyros was established in 1903 by Georgios Argyros, in a 5 acres vineyard located in E...

  • George Moraitis

    The Moraitis family came to Paros from the Peloponese during the revolution of 1821. In 1970, The...

  • Domaine Sigalas

    The company was founded in 1991, under the name Sigalas Winery Ltd. The winery was initially loca...

  • George Moraitis

    The Moraitis family came to Paros from the Peloponese during the revolution of 1821. In 1970, The...

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  • SANTORINI: Hatzidakis WinerySantorini Appellation of Origin of High ... as a blend of Aidani or Athiri, along with the Assyrtiko.Vinification: There is direct separating of the must from the grapes, clarification and fermentation with selected dry yeasts at 18ºC. The duration of fermentation last 15 to 20 days, and additional contact with the n... Read More

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  • Argyros Santorini Atlantis White 2011

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    Had a glass of this at a fancy French restaurant, and was very satisfied. Bright, zesty and balanced, with mineral and citrus flavors. Read More

    Wine review by Slipstream


  • Volcan Wines Kamaritis 2001

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    No written review

    Wine review by 13Ferz


  • Vinsanto Mezzo Argyros 2002

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    Refreshening big fruit and alcohol Read More

    Wine review by Rich Tomko


  • Gavalas is a family winery on Santorini making wine on the island since the end ... with Assyrtiko, Adaini and Athiri for attention on Santorini) still present some of the mineral and acid-driven flavors Santorini’s whites are famous for. The nose is lightly smoky with hints of sweet fruit over a mineral base but the palate is more assertive... Read More

    From the article Visiting Gavalas


  • Gavalas Xenoloo 2010

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    2010 Xeneloo 13% - A red wine made with ½ day skin contact then 8 to 12 months of barrel ageing. Some Malvasia spiciness great s the nose here along with gamy, foxy undertones and some black spice. Bright and a bit sweet up front before the fairly assertive, drying tannins emerge. The black cherry fruit here is accented with a touch of plum and... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Gavalas Katsano 2010

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    2010 Katsano 13% According to the Mr. Gavalas this is a balcony wine. Well ... with Assyrtiko, Adaini and Athiri for attention on Santorini) still present some of the mineral and acid driven flavors Santorinis whites are famous for. The nose is lightly smoky with hints of sweet fruit over a mineral base but the palate is more assertive, feat... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Our company is called Sonata Wine, and we import wine from all over Greece to the United States. Our company's mission is to educate the American wine community about the incredible complexity of the Greek wine world, and why the wines being produced there are a story that must be told.  Though Greek wines have sometimes been negatively sti... Read More

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  • Volcan Wines Kamaritis 2001

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    Made it a secret recipe belonging to the families great-grandfather, this sweet wine is produced in absolutely limited numbers. For this reason it is not found on sale outside the winery. It is aged for ten years in oak barrels before bottling. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar


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  • On New Year's Eve I was headed, by tradition, for an early dinner with friends. We usually do Thai, but felt like doing something different. I had just happened upon a fairly new Greek place a few weeks ago and we decided to give it a try. This being New Jersey, the capital of BYO dining, I stopped at a local wine store that I knew had a large s... Read More

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