Kir-Yianni winery tours from Thessaloniki for individuals, couples and small groups by SKG BUS. Ideal private & guided full day tour for wine enthusiasts and nature lovers. Kir-Yianni estate is located at Vermion Mountain near the town of Naoussa at an approximate distance of 100 km from Thessaloniki. Almost three decades after planted, the vineyard in Yianakohori village, became Ktima Kir-Yianni.
Enjoy the breathtaking views of vineyards nestled on the rolling slopes of mount Vermion, stroll amid Xinomavro vines, taste our wines right in the place where produced, and get familiarized with the Boutari family wine legacy.
Today covering a total surface of 60 hectares, which lie at an altitude of 120 to 280 meters, the highest point of the Naoussa PDO zone, Ktima Kir-Yianni now planted with Xinomavro (50%), Syrah (15%), Merlot (20%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%), while the rest of the area is covered with various experimental varieties, all trained in vertical shoot positioning.
The mountainous mass of Vermion protects the vines from the cold winds coming from the north in the winter, and sends down a beneficial cool breeze during the summer, which is usually hot and dry. Featuring a diverse terroir with various soil types, from sandy to clay loam, and parts with different slope and exposure to the sun, Ktima Kir-Yianni divided in 42 different blocks, each of them cultivated separately.
The coexistence of so many different elements in such a limited space constitutes a constant challenge for the wine producer, but at the same time, it gives the possibility to create very complex and diverse wines. For availability and rates on our Kir-Yianni winery tours from Thessaloniki, please contact us or simply call Michael at +306976888113
Yiannis Boutaris, a leading figure in the Greek wine industry, founded Kir-Yianni in 1997 when he left the Boutari Wine Group, the family wine company that his grandfather established in 1879. Today, Stellios Boutaris, member of the fifth generation of winemakers, leads Kir-Yianni into the next phase of its history, by dynamically exploiting the cornerstones of the Kir-Yianni philosophy: desire for innovation, respect for tradition and true knowledge of the wine, from the grape to the end consumer.
Your Kir-Yianni winery tours may also include a visit to Agios Nikolaos Park, a children friendly location of great natural beauty where you may taste locally grown trout and traditional Greek recipes.
From one up to eight travelers we will provide you with all the transportation you need by an MPV or a minivan along with a private driver and Google level 7 local guide. Hotel pickups and drop offs, included. Also SKG Thessaloniki pickups and drop offs, available upon request. For availability and rates on our Kir-Yianni winery tours from Thessaloniki, please contact us or simply call Michael at +306976888113