The Tinos renaissance

Tinos harbour

Vineyards among the boulders on this windswept Cycladic island are starting to get into their stride and seem likely to encourage more new investment. See Tinos – the tasting notes for more on specific producers and their wines.

What a contrast. Arriving by ferry from Santorini to Tinos, we left behind an island that was dramatically landscaped, volcanic, stunningly beautiful in parts and ravaged by tourism in others, with the battle between vineyards and tourist development raging.

Tinos, on the other hand, 170 km (105 m) further north in the Aegean, is hilly but decidedly rural and peaceful, or so it seemed in early May when the...