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. The 60-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.
Under the current lead of Stellios Boutaris, son of Yiannis, the expanding family business produces yearly 50,000 cases of authentic wines from indigenous and international varieties and exports them to more than 20 countries.
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.
“Τhe expanding family business produces yearly 50,000 cases of authentic wines from indigenous and international varieties and exports them to more than 20 countries.”