Two Greek Vineyards Among The Best In The World

  • by XpatAthens
  • Thursday, 25 July 2019
Two Greek Vineyards Among The Best In The World
Wine and culinary experts, and travel industry insiders from around the globe gathered in London earlier this month for the  World's Best Vineyard Awards. The World's Best Vineyard Awards is an institution created to celebrate the finest in modern wine tourism.

1,500 wineries around the world competed for a place among the world's 50 best wineries, with around 3,500 votes cast by an international academy of wine tourism experts.

South America dominated the top 10 and Chile was the biggest winner of the night, with 8 vineyards in the top 50.

These are the two Greek vineyards that gained a place among the top 50  in the world: 

Domaine Sigalas

Ranking: No 35
Wine region: Santorini
Standout points: Centuries-old basket-trained vines; unmissable Assyrtiko wines 
Winemaker: Paris Sigalas
Wine style: Volcanic wines focused on the Assyrtiko grape


Ranking: No 48
Wine region: Naoussa
Standout points: Some of Greece’s best expressions of the noble Xinomavro grape.
Winemaker: Stellios Boutaris
Wine style: Modern style focusing on indigenous Greek varieties, especially Xinomavro

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