Assyrtiko: Greek Treasure

  • Native to Greek island of Santorini
  • Expresses nature of island’s volcanic soil
  • Maintains its acidity as it ripens
  • Bone dry with citrus and minerality
  • Spreading all over Greece where it produces milder and more fruity wines
  • Blended with aromatic Aidani and Athiri grapes for Vinsanto, noted sweet wine
  • Slowly beginning to be grown in the New World (Australia)


The Author’s prized rock from the volcanic island of Santorini

Assyrtiko vines coiled for wind protection on the island of Santorini