Northern Greece has a very extensive wine region with a rich history and has some centuries-old wineries like Boutaris, Carras and Tsantalis. Wine making has been around since ancient times and these are some of the most historical vineyards in Greece.
At the same time, the vineyards of Northern Greece are known for their great production. In such an extensive area, there is great potential for tourism throughout the year. Aided by the well-established “Wine Roads of Northern Greece” association, which includes eight different routes throughout western and central Macedonia and Thrace, every desire of the wine tourist can be satisfied.
One of the oldest wineries there is Boutaris, the renowned family of wine makers of many generations that has vineyards in many parts of Greece and its islands and has exported its wine all over the world for decades.
Mark Squires, writer on the prestigious global magazine“ Wine Advocate” awarded the “Naoussa Boutari 2008” red wine 91 out of 100 points. Naoussa is the northern Greek town with a centuries old wine history and similar climate to parts of France. It is considered, along with the Peloponnese, the “Bordeaux of Greece”.
During his visit in Greece, Mark tasted a number of well-known Greek wines, out of which he distinguished “Naoussa Boutari 2008”. This wine is a typical red from a Xinomavro variety with long history, one of the first Greek red bottled VQPRD. For 6 generations, it has been enjoyed by consumers. Mark Squires describes is as “rewarding its loyal friends with consistent quality. A wine caressing in texture, yet increasingly powerful as it fleshes out in the glass to show good depth, it lingers on the palate and grips it.”. This latest award comes to join a long list of international awards that the brand Boutari - among other Greek wine brands – has won through the years.
Visitors to the Halkidiki peninsulas can join the Wine Roads of Northern Greece to visit wonderful traditional wineries. Contact us to book your tour now.