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Wine & Spirits: 3 Wineries in Greece Among World’s Top 100 for 2022

Source: Wine & Spirits

Three wineries in Greece have been named among the world’s top 100 wineries of 2022 by Wine & Spirits Magazine.

A prestigious US magazine, Wine & Spirits every year presents the best wineries in the world as selected by its wine journalists and critics.

The magazine vetted thousands of producers in its two-step, blind-tasting process to highlight the top 100 for their collections of outstanding wines.

2022 is the eighteenth year that Wine & Spirits celebrates the “World’s Top 100 Wineries”.

The most wineries (38) on the 2022 list are located in the United States. France and Italy follow with 18 and 14 respectively.

The “World’s Top 100 Wineries 2022” list also includes Greece’s Alpha Estate, Lyrarakis and Vassaltis Vineyards.

Alpha Estate, Amydeo, Florina

Photo source: Alpha Estate

Alpha Estate was founded in 1997 by experienced viticulturist Makis Mavridis and chemist-oenologist Angelos Iatridis, who, after years of experience in various locations of Greece, chose the Amyndeon region to create his own wine.

Respect to nature, combined with high quality and eco-friendly growing practices contribute to the production of fine wines based on the most recent international standards.

Lyrarakis Wines, Crete

Photo source: Lyrarakis Wines

Lyrarakis Wines is a family winery located in the area of Peza, near Heraklion, Crete. It has been producing high-quality wines since 1966 including rare local varieties.

Lyrarakis has revived two ancient Cretan varieties: the white wines Dafni and Plyto.

The winery also produces the white varieties of Vilana, Moschato and Sauvignon Blanc as well as the red varieties of Kotsifali, Mantilari and more.

Vassaltis Vineyards, Santorini

Photo source: Vassaltis Vineyards

Vassaltis is the latest addition to Santorini’s long winemaking history. In the wake of the 2010 Greek financial crisis, Yannis Valambous took over the vineyards he inherited from his father with a single goal: to transform the family vineyards into a thoroughly modern, state-of-the-art boutique winery and craft exquisite wines which showcase the quality of Santorini’s grapes.

Vassaltis Winery was completed in 2016 and today combines traditional winemaking with the operational needs of a sleek, state-of-the-art winery capable of yielding exceptional wines that showcase the best of Santorini.

Wine & Spirit’s list also includes wineries from the US, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Canada, South Africa and many other countries.

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