The Kir-Yianni vineyard and winery of Amyndeon are located on the shores of lake Vegoritis, defined by the mountains of Kaimakcalan and Vitsi. The winery was created in order to stimulate an underdeveloped area, which was put on the map thanks to the systematic efforts of the founder of the winery, Yiannis Boutaris. Today, Amyndeon, a traditional but, until now, neglected viticultural zone, has evolved into one of the most promising Greek winemaking regions. It has a characteristic microclimate and soil, suitable for the production of top-quality wines, due to the high altitude of the area and the four lakes surrounding it.
The privately owned vineyards are located at an altitude of 700 m, covering a total surface of 16.5 ha, in the municipality of Ag. Panteleimonas, within the Amyndeon PDO region. The soil here is sandy and poor, giving the possibility to produce wines of high finesse and rich aromatic character. The climate of the area is characterized by cold winters and hot summers, while the presence of four lakes makes the microclimate milder and suitable for the cultivation of white varieties. Moreover, the practice of contractual agriculture over a total area of 30 ha, guarantees the control of the agricultural methods applied and the use of selected raw material. The varieties cultivated here are the international white varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, and the Greek varieties Roditis, Assyrtiko, Malagouzia and Malvasia aromatica.
The winery in Amyndeon is equipped with 10–200 HL stainless steel fermentation tanks, of a total capacity of 1200 tons. The winery facilities also feature temperature control systems, a sorting table, cold soak facilities, pneumatic presses and a 30-ton VINIMATIC.
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