The Boutari company was founded in 1879 by Ioannis Boutaris and is one of the historic wineries in Greece. It operates six wineries in Greece in some of the most important wine-producing areas (Naoussa, Goumenissa, Crete, Santorini, Mantinia and Attica) and one in the South of France.
The broad variety of its products, which include more than 40 labels, cover an extensive range of preferences by consumers around the world.
Awards such as the International Winery of the Year 2010 award, earned for the 13th time, and the European Winery of the Year 2008 award testify to the exceptional work being carried out by the company’s wine-making team and the emphasis it places on quality.
The philosophy of the Boutari company is to promote wine culture in Greece by bringing consumers closer to wines through a broad range of high-quality wines for every occasion.
In the international field, the company’s goal is to be one of the leading ambassadors of Greek wines, highlighting Greek grape varieties and the unique locations where top-quality wines are produced.
The Boutari (Crete) – Domaine Fantaxometocho Winery is built just outside the city of Heraklion in a 7-hectare vineyard. In the early 1990s, when grapes were first planted there, Boutari’s main goal was to set the foundation for the further promotion of Cretan wine throughout the world through the production of good-quality wines. At an altitude of between 170 and 215 metres, the privately owned Boutari vineyard is cultivated according to the organic cultivation regulations and focuses on both Greek and international varieties. Its varietal selections include the red varieties of Kotsifali, Mantilari and Syrah and the white varieties of Chardonnay, Malvasia Aromatica and Spina Muscat.
The wines produced at the Boutari (Crete) – Domaine Fantaxometocho winery include Skalani, Fantaxometocho, Iouliatiko and Spina Muscat.