The PGI Dodecanese zone (est.1990) comprises the Dodecanese Islands cluster in the southeastern Aegean. Vineyards have to be planted at altitudes exceeding 20m.

At present, organized wineries on the Dodecanese islands exist only on Rhodes (where  PDO Rhodes wines are produced), on Kos and on Leros. Apart from the well-established varieties of Athiri and Amorgiano (the area’s name for Mandilaria), there are numerous other successfully cultivated varieties, listed on a 2008 revision. All six wineries on Rhodes and Leros produce PGI Dodecanese wines.


Athiri, Assyrtiko, Malagousia, Muscat White, Muscat di Trani, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Trebbiano, Mandilaria, Grenache Rouge, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Murvèdre, Censaut, Syrah, Tempranillo.

Wine types

  • Dry, medium dry, medium sweet white
  • Dry, medium dry, medium sweet rosé
  • Dry, medium dry, medium sweet red