Wine making is an integral part of North Aegean Islands’ history and civilization. Samos and Limnos play a leading part in this tradition, as Samos wine is the most influential Greek PDO wine internationally.
The vine growers and the wine makers of Samos, combining cultivation practices with specific techniques of vinification, produce sweet wines that correspond even to the high standards of the most demanding consumers such as the French consumers. Using as a principal variety the white Moscato (small grape), Samos produces sweet wines from fresh grapes and also aged sweet wines from semi-dried grapes. The wide-range of the wine production in Samos also includes dry wines from the aforesaid variety.
Limnos, having as a strong “weapon” its volcanic soil, which is also low in calcareous rocks, is steadily winning international awards for its wines that are produced mainly from the variety Moscato of Alexandria. Μοreover, the island produces bright wines from the varieties Limnio and Kalampaki.