Authentic

TERROIR

Santorini is a dry volcanic island with extreme winds and a lot of sunshine. The soil is composed of volcanic ashes and sand, pumice and lava stone. It is a very poor and hostile environment, lacking all the organic material and water.

We have uncrafted vines and we keep the original rootstock, because the whole island is phyloxera free and phyloxera safe. Viticulture is always challenging on Santorini, but the results is unique wines of terroir.

SUSTAINABILITY

Scientific research is the key element to constant evolution. Deeply rooted in our past and with great respect for our land our farming is organic under sustainable guidelines using as fertilizer composted grape skins and stems, discarded after harvest. As a result we nourish the soil by returning what was given to us. No pesticides are used and every year we plow with mules.

All the vines are planted with the original rootstock as the island is phylloxera safe, they are basket pruned by hand and they are not irrigated.

SUSTAINABILITY

Scientific research is the key element to constant evolution. Deeply rooted in our past and with great respect for our land our farming is organic under sustainable guidelines using as fertilizer composted grape skins and stems, discarded after harvest. As a result we nourish the soil by returning what was given to us. No pesticides are used and every year we plow with mules.

All the vines are planted with the original rootstock as the island is phylloxera safe, they are basket pruned by hand and they are not irrigated.
Indigenous

GRAPES

All vineyards are planted with our heritage grapes Assyrtiko, among other indigenous varieties of Santorini, such as Aidani and Mavrotragano. Assyrtiko gives us terroir driven wines, with structure and density mostly characterized by high acidity, intense minerallity and the distinct salinity completing the long and complex after taste. Young or aged Assyrtiko wines always reflect the volcanic soil and extreme microclimate of the island.

During the harvest, the grapes are handpicked very early in the morning.