Ktima Kir-Yianni


Ktima Kir-Yianni

Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Kir-Yianni vineyards nestled on the rolling slopes of mount Vermion, stroll amid Xinomavro vines.

Kir-Yianni was founded in 1997 by Yiannis Boutaris, one of the leading figures in the Greek wine industry, when he left the Boutari Wine Group, the premium 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.

Balancing between the hundred-year long family tradition and the use of new, innovative techniques in winemaking, our aim in Kir-Yianni is to produce wines that appeal to the taste of the modern consumer reflecting the potential of the Greek vineyard and of its indigenous varieties, such as the noble red Xinomavro.

Winemaking starts in the vineyard. Each part of Ktima Kir-Yianni is harvested separately, two or three times depending on the ripeness of the grapes, which are then transferred to the winery, for a second stage of selection on the double sorting table.

Xinomavro, “acid and black” in Greek, is one of the world’s rarest noble red grapes originating from Northwestern Greece. Despite its sensitivity to suboptimal conditions and disease outbreaks, it is endowed with a divine talent for unforgettable wines.

Even if Xinomavro can be compared to Nebbiolo-based Barolos or to Burgundy Pinot Noirs, thanks to its firm structure and complex aromatic profile, its character can only be described as unique. Over the decades, in Kir-Yianni we have learned how to master its fickle nature with the aim of producing world-class wines. High in acidity (Xino-, acid), rich in phenols, with a deep, black colour (-mavro, black) and powerful tannins, Xinomavro wines can age for many years, sometimes decades. Thanks to its particular and powerful character, composed of red fruit and vegetal aromas of tomato and olive, Xinomavro has acquired a steadily increasing number of dedicated friends, in Greece and abroad.

Xinomavro is an extremely versatile variety able to produce wines in a very wide range of styles, from blanc de noir to rosé and deep red, still or sparkling, dry or sweet. Thanks to its red fruit and vegetal complexity, reminiscent of tomato and olive, its firm tannic structure and lingering aftertaste, a typical Xinomavro is the ultimate wine for sophisticated meat-lovers, pairing perfectly with dishes of lamb, veal or game, roasted or cooked in red sauce and dried fruits. With age, Xinomavro develops an amazing complexity of dried fruit aromas and notes of truffle and tobacco. This is the time to pair it with an earthy, creamy mushroom risotto or aged yellow cheeses. Try also a Xinomavro rosé with seafood in tomato sauce, or even a salad with sun-dried tomato and feta cheese, or finish your meal with an off-dry sparkling wine from Xinomavro paired with a strawberry tart.

Diaporos - Ktima Kir-Yianni

Dry Red – PGI Imathia, Naoussa
Xinomavro, Syrah

The name “Diaporos” comes from a small island in North Greece in Chalkidiki, where hosts the small simple shelter of the Boutari family in Sithonia and was loved by Athena, mother of Stellios. The Diaporos Single Vineyard label hosts annually 9,000 bottles of the best Xinomavro of Kir-Yianni and today is the flagship of the estate. In an international market that loves authenticity and the power to change greatly over time, Diaporos Single Vineyard is considered by many to be the top Greek red wine.
Ble Alepou - Ktima Kir-Yianni
Ble Alepou

Dry Red – PGI Imathia, Naoussa
Syrah, Merlot, Xinomavro, Cabernet Sauvignon

“Ble Alepou” is the latest member of the fine wines family of Kir-Yianni when in 2008 the most complex wine of Kir-Yianni made its debut. A blend of international varieties with Xinomavro aging in new French oak barrels for 16 months. The inspiration of the name was a little fox that jumped out from the vineyards while the winemaker enjoyed the full moon with a glass of wine from the fresh blend. The fox looked at the man, the man looked at the fox, the light was blue and that moment left is mark forever on the bottle.


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Ktima Kir-Yianni

Ktima Kir-Yianni
Naoussa, Yannakohori 59200 Greece

Tel: +30 23320 51100
Mobile: +30 6938 250 088
Email: [email protected]

wine types


grape varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon

visitor services

Wine tastings
Cellar tours
Vineyard tours
Blind tastings
Vertical tastings
Private tastings
Tours - By Appointment

winery amenities

Car Parking
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Wi-Fi
Wine Shop
Wine Bar
Disabled Accessible

languages spoken

Greek / English /

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