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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 Greece’s largest vineyards, is located at the highest point of the viticultural region, at an altitude of 250-350m. The 55-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 40 parcels in the Ktima are individually managed and vinified.
In Amyndeon, the privately owned 20-hecrate vineyards are located at an altitude of 700 meters and contractual agriculture guarantees the control of the methods applied and the use of selected raw material. Thanks to its distinctive continental climate – with four lakes providing a moderating influence – Amyndeon has evolved into one of the most promising Greek winemaking regions, also due to the systematic efforts of Yiannis Boutaris.
Under the current lead of Stellios Boutaris, son of Yiannis, the family business is expanding, when the cornerstones of the KIR-YIANNI philosophy remain unchanged: desire for innovation, respect for tradition and true knowledge of the wine, from the grape to the end consumer.