37.5372° N


25.1658° E




about this subregion

The Tinos wine region is located on the island of Tinos in Greece, part of the Cyclades archipelago in the Aegean Sea. The island has a long history of winemaking, dating back to ancient times. The region's viticulture benefits from the island's unique microclimate, which is influenced by the sea, strong winds, and the mountainous terrain.

Tinos' soil composition is diverse, with volcanic, schist, and limestone formations, providing a wide range of terroirs for grape cultivation. The primary grape variety cultivated in the Tinos wine region is the indigenous white variety, Tinos Mavro. This grape thrives in the island's climate and soil, producing wines with distinctive aromas, crisp acidity, and mineral undertones.

The traditional vineyard management techniques used on the island, including terraced vineyards and dry-stone walls, showcase the long-standing winemaking heritage of the region. Winemakers in Tinos are increasingly focusing on sustainable and organic practices, emphasizing the island's unique grape varieties and promoting the expression of the local terroir.

Tinos has been gaining recognition for its quality wines, attracting both local and international attention. Visitors to the island have the opportunity to explore the picturesque vineyards and taste a diverse range of wines, experiencing the authentic flavors of the Tinos wine region and its rich cultural heritage.



Vineyard Hectares



2,500 - 3,000


Discover Terroir

The Tinos wine region lies approximately 180 kilometers southeast of the Greek mainland, in the Aegean Islands wine region, and is known for its rolling hills and terraced landscapes. The vineyards of the Tinos wine region are strategically positioned on the island's slopes, taking advantage of the gentle sea breezes and bountiful sunlight that envelop the island. The captivating backdrop of azure waters and picturesque villages adds to the allure of the vineyards

Tinos boasts a Mediterranean climate, offering hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. During the summer, the island enjoys abundant sunshine and warmth, providing the grapevines with ample nourishment for healthy growth and maturation. The Aegean Sea's influence tempers the temperatures, preventing extreme heat, and allowing the grapes to retain their natural acidity, a hallmark of Tinos wines. The cool northerly winds that sweep across the island act as a natural ventilator, reducing humidity and minimizing the risk of disease in the vineyards.

Two types of soils predominate in this region. On the one hand there are volcanic soils, richer in minerals and nutrients, while on the other hand the region also has soils composed of metamorphic rocks such as schist or marl, which give the wines of Tinos a greater complexity.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Avgoustiatis

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Assyrtiko

Tinos boasts a burgeoning wine scene that showcases both red and white wines with unique characteristics. Blessed with a Mediterranean climate, Tinos's diverse landscape and volcanic soils provide an ideal terroir for cultivating grapes that yield delightful flavors.

The island's red wines, crafted with passion and tradition, exhibit a rich and robust character. Popular grape varieties like Avgoustiatis and Mavrotragano take center stage, infusing the wines with deep crimson hues and bold aromas of dark berries, dried herbs, and subtle hints of spices. The velvety tannins and balanced acidity create a harmonious symphony on the palate, making these reds perfect companions for hearty Mediterranean dishes and grilled delicacies.

On the other hand, Tinos's white wines offer a refreshing and crisp experience, capturing the essence of the island's coastal breeze. Grape varieties such as Assyrtiko and Athiri flourish under the island's sun-kissed vineyards, producing wines with a pale golden hue and lively notes of citrus, stone fruits, and a distinctive minerality. The vibrant acidity and well-defined structure make these whites exceptionally food-friendly, pairing splendidly with fresh seafood, salads, and local cheeses.

Beyond the exquisite taste, the winemakers of Tinos deeply respect the island's heritage and the role of wine in their culture. Their commitment to sustainable viticulture and organic practices reflects a dedication to preserving the island's natural beauty and biodiversity.

Whether you're savoring a glass of Tinos red or white wine, the essence of this enchanting island shines through. Each sip is a journey through Tinos's stunning landscapes, rich history, and warm hospitality. As the island's wine industry continues to flourish, it beckons wine enthusiasts and curious travelers to raise their glasses and immerse themselves in the authentic and unforgettable taste of Tinos.