The island of Tinos, located in the north of Cyclades, is one of the emerging winegrowing areas of the country with an increasing number of producers. The island is fairly hilly and the climate is hot, dry and windy. The vineyards, most of which are located in the centre of the island, often spread in terraces and the vines are trained low. Huge granitic stones called ‘volakes’, are abundant in many vineyards. An interesting blend of varieties are found here, including Assyrtiko, Malagousia, Mavrotragano, Mandilaria, Avgoustiatis and the local Potamissi, Rozaki and Koumari.