6,500 years ago, the Greeks began producing wine. Hippocrates, the Greek Physician, used wine for medicinal purposes and readily prescribed wine: “Let the patient drink white wine, if it benefits him, if not, dark wine”.
The Boutari family has been crafting wines from Greek varietals since 1879, when Yiannis Boutari first started producing red wines in the small northern village of Naoussa.
Since the very first vintage, the family has become a pioneer of Greek wines. From exporting the first bottled red wine from Greece to reviving lost varietals, Boutari now crafts wines from six different regions using varietals that are not grown anywhere else in the world.
In a constant quest for improvement, Boutari maintains numerous “demonstration” vineyards around Greece, where local farmers are invited to learn new methods and techniques for improving their grapes. The results have been astounding, and subsequently Boutari has been named International Winery of the Year by Wine and Spirits 14 times.
It gives me great pleasure to invite Members to a seated Masterclass hosted by Yannis Voyatzis, Boutari’s Chief Oenologist, President of the Wines of Greece and an important person within the family business. The selected bottles have been chosen by the Boutari family and Yannis, as they collectively rifled through the cellar to find some beautifully aged bottles for Members of the Club to enjoy on 28th May.
We will taste:
2016 Naoussa Boutari
2002 Naoussa Boutari
1987 Naoussa Boutari
1974 Naoussa Boutari
2011 Naoussa Grande Reserve
2000 Naoussa Grande Reserve
1994 Naoussa Grande Reserve
1987 Naoussa Grande Reserve
2012 Naoussa Boutari Legacy 1879
2007 Naoussa Boutari Legacy 1879