Wine grape varieties
Unique, indigenous mostly from Zitsa, Greek or international varieties
make an impression in our vineyards
From the very beginning, the production of high quality wines was we set as a primary objective of Domaine Glinavos, by making the most of, by reviving and highlighting the uniqueness of the indigenous varieties of Ioannina. The famous white wine grape variety Debina from the P.D.O. Wine Region of Zitsa and the exceptional red wine grape varieties Vlahiko and Bekari with P.G.I. Ioannina.
In the course of time, we made sure to enrich our wine varieties by adding other Greek and international varieties that we cultivate in our own vineyards in Zitsa, Ioannina. As a starting point, we use our extensive knowledge and experience gained throughout the years and with respect to the invaluable local tradition, we continue our efforts in order to always create special quality wine.
The grape varieties that thrive in Epirus are resistant to the cold winds and weather as they are being cultivated in mountainous vineyards that overlook the Ionian Sea. As a result, these varieties give us white wines with enviable freshness and aromatic finesse; red wines that are characterized by mountainous robustness; exceptional sparkling and semi-sparkling wines with natural sparkles, while remarkable rose wines or soft red wines derive from their combination.
Four white and four red wine grape varieties are currently being cultivated in the vineyards of Domaine Glinavos, which was one of the first estates to bring the popular Malagouzia in the region of Ioannina. Additionally, Domaine Glinavos grows the international varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in low yields per hectare, paying attention to the right maturity and careful vinifications, factors that make the difference when it comes to quality.
Most wine varieties with origins lost in the depths of time, some particularly known and others almost forgotten are the hundreds of indigenous wine grape varieties that constitute the Greek vineyards; a fact which classifies the Greek vineyards among the richest worldwide. It is this plurality of Greek wine grape varieties that adds uniqueness and differentiation to Greek wines which can nowadays satisfy even the most demanding wine lovers as a result of the new wine production and vinification techniques.