Greek profiles 1 – Kir-Yianni, Naoussa
12 Aug 2008 by Julia Harding MW
In The right road to northern Greece , I wrote a brief introduction to the area known as Macedonia. Towards the west of this extensive region, due west of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second city, is the wine region of Naoussa, where I visited and tasted the wines of the Kir-Yianni estate, remarkable for both its dedication to quality and the easy charm, confidence and clear vision of the family that runs it. Kir-Yianni (roughly translated ‘Master John’) was founded by Yiannis Boutaris (pictured right) in 1997 after he left the Boutari Wine Group, the family company established by his grandfather in 1879, where he had...

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