“Boutari was known for Naoussa before Naoussa was even recognized as an appellation” –Yiannis Voyatzis

Posted December 11, 2015 by Terlato Media
Categories: Boutari

Yannis Voyatzis

Boutari is featured in this Wine & Spirits article for being a pioneer in the Naoussa appellation in Greece.

The Boutari Winery has always depended on local farmers for the majority of their grapes:

“It was the only buyer in the region up through the 1960s, sustaining farmers through wars, phylloxera and economic crises; the region didn’t have a cooperative winery until 1983.”

As such, Boutari set the style for the region, pulling fruit from vineyards planted in a wide variety of soils, expositions and altitudes. “Boutari was known for Naoussa before Naoussa was even recognized as an appellation,” says Yiannis Voyatzis, the winery’s chief enologist. Their flagship wine, Grande Reserve, became the archetype: garnet-hued and truffle-scented, with lean, ferrous fruit—the Greek equivalent of Piedmont’s old-style Barolo.

In recent years Voyatzis began paying Boutari’s best growers by the acre rather than by weight, helping them fine-tune their farming methods. And now the winery has been able to produce several single vineyard wines due to their efforts in working closely with these local farmers.

To read the full article click here.


15 Experimental Wines from Boutari, Spanning 26 Years, Tasted in Athens

Posted November 3, 2015 by Terlato Media
Categories: Boutari

via Elloinos

via Elloinos

In a tasting spanning 26 years, Dr. Yannis Yoyatzis, Head Oenologist at Boutari, and Gregory Michailos Dip WSET guided wine enthusiasts though a tasting of 15 experimental wines from the Boutari wineries.

The event was held on October 29 in Athens and was packed with Boutari fans. Sisters Christina and Lenia Boutari, oenologist Alexandros Tzachristos, and Roxani Matsa, were also there to show their support.

Markus Stolz who writes the blog Elloinos captured the event and provided these tasting notes:

First flight – Aromatic wines:

Moschofilero 2007, Methode Traditionelle: Complex aromas, very well made.

Moschofilero Mantineia 2014, no sulfites: Captivating and funky. Perfect for people like me.

Moschofilero 2014, Mavrofilero clone: Rose petals. More rose petals.

Gewuerztraminer 2006: Fresh. Ginger.

It was fascinating to taste the complete different expressions from these two aromatic grapes. My favorite wine from this flight was the Gewuerztraminer. Its freshness really surprised me.

To read more on the event including notes from the other flights click here.

Boutari Moschofilero 2014 Scores 90 points in Wine Spectator!

Posted October 9, 2015 by Terlato Media
Categories: Boutari

bmonvlabel300dpiSoon to be featured in the November 15th issue of Wine Spectator, Boutari scored 90 points on their 2014 Moschofilero! Kim Marcus provides the following tasting notes:

“A richly textured and structured white, with concentrated grapefruit, ripe citrus and white plum flavors, matched to notes of savory and dried spice. Offers a long and juicy finish. Drink now through 2018.”

Yannis Voyatzis featured on Terroirist.com

Posted August 25, 2015 by Terlato Media
Categories: Boutari

via Terroirist.com

via Terroirist.com

Chief Oenologist at Boutari Yannis Voyatzis is featured this week in an interview on Terroirist.com. Yannis talks about his career path that has lead him to where he is today at Boutari, his winemaking philosophy and his challenges as a winemaker in today’s world.

To check out the full interview click here.

Boutari Featured in Wine & Spirits Magazine as Renowned Santorini Producer

Posted August 4, 2015 by Terlato Media
Categories: Boutari

santorini-assyrtiko-xwrisExecutive Editor at Wine & Spirits Tara Thomas recommends Boutari in the latest issue of the magazine that focuses in on Santorini.

Tara introduces Yannis Voyatzis, Boutari Winemaker, as one of the pioneers in the country that brought innovations to the Greek wine world like temperature-controlled tanks.

“Today, there’s not a winery on the island that doesn’t have at least a few temperature-controlled tanks, if not an entire cellar outfitted with them, for their aim is completely different now than BB (before Boutari).” –TARA THOMAS

The 2014 Boutari Santorini is also recommended in this issue.

To read the full article, click here for the PDF version.

Boutari Moschofilero Featured on Forbes

Posted June 16, 2015 by Terlato Media
Categories: Boutari

MOSCHOFILERO NV Bottle shotAlthough Greece is still dealing with a very tough economy, their many islands are still producing great wines. Boutari is featured in this latest column on Forbes.com as one of the oldest producers in Greece and for its plentiful Moschofilero production:

“Moschofilero has wide distribution throughout the U.S. through the Boutari winery, which is one of the oldest producers in Greece. It’s grown in the Peloponnese region, which is a peninsula, so wines end up having a floral, salty minerality that is really refreshing on a hot summer day.”

To read the full article click here.

Boutari to be Featured in 2015 Aspen Food & Wine Classic Seminar with TV Host Leslie Sbrocco

Posted June 9, 2015 by Terlato Media
Categories: Boutari

santorini-assyrtiko-xwrisBoutari was selected to be showcased at the 2015 Aspen Food & Wine Classic this year in June. Boutari Santorini 2014 will be a featured wine in the seminar ‘Super Summertime Whites’ #703 by TV Personality Leslie Sbrocco on Sunday, June 14 at 10:30AM at the Aspen Art Museum.

To learn more, please click here.


Leslie S


An award-winning author, wine consultant and television host, Leslie Sbrocco is the author of Wine for Women: A Guide to Buying, Pairing and Sharing Wine and The Simple & Savvy Wine Guide. She is currently working on her third book, 100 Days…100 Drinks. As the founder of multimedia company Thirsty Girl LLC, Leslie has also been published in numerous national media outlets. Leslie’s PBS series, Check Please!, has won a James Beard Award, three Taste Awards and three Emmys. She is a featured judge on PBS’s The Winemakers, a regular guest on NBC’s Today and a frequent keynote speaker and judge at international wine events. She was named one of America’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Wine.

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