2014, the most challenging vintage that we have ever seen

Harvest at Kir-Yianni Estate in Naoussa started with Merlot on the 1st of September, much later than usual, despite the fact that until the beginning of summer everything pointed to a normal vintage. However, from that point on problems began to arise.


Feature Vintage

Kali Riza

Akakies Sparkling 2012


When Akakies Sparkling 2010 was launched in the market in summer 2012, we were sure that we had made a very good dry sparkling rosé from Xinomavro. What we didn’t know was whether we had achieved our target: to create a stylish wine that would appeal to young people, suitable for a celebration or a toast, but also a relaxed evening with friends after work. This was a type of Greek sparkling wine that didn’t exist before. A few months later, after the 2010 vintage had already been sold out, I knew that we had achieved our target. Now, the first Kir-Yianni sparkling rosé has its own devoted fan club and we are preparing for our next step. 

Stellios Boutaris

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