37° 47' 13.200" N


20° 53' 53.520" E




about this subregion

The Zakynthos wine region is situated on the island of Zakynthos, also known as Zante, which is part of the Ionian Islands group located in the western part of Greece. The island is positioned in the Ionian Sea, southwest of the mainland. Known for its stunning landscapes and clear blue waters, Zakynthos offers a unique setting for viticulture.

Zakynthos' diverse soils, encompassing variations such as limestone, clay, and sand, contribute to the distinctive characteristics of the wines produced in the region. Indigenous grape varieties, such as Avgoustiatis and Goustolidi, thrive in this terroir and play a central role in the winemaking tradition of Zakynthos.

Vineyards are spread across the island, often situated on slopes and terraces to optimize sun exposure and drainage. The unique combination of climate, soil, and topography shapes the flavor profile of Zakynthos' wines, imbuing them with a sense of place that reflects the island's natural beauty.


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Discover Terroir

Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is a wine region located in the Ionian Sea, off the western coast of mainland Greece, and it is part of the Ionian Islands wine region.

Zakynthos has a Mediterranean climate. Its winters are usually mild and humid, while during the summer the temperatures are higher and there is less rainfall.  In addition, the region receives a large amount of sunshine throughout the year, which helps the grapes to have a higher concentration of sugars. On the other hand, being surrounded by the sea, it receives sea breezes that help moderate temperatures during the summer.

The soil types on Zakynthos can vary, ranging from limestone and clay to sandy soils. These different soil compositions can add complexity to the wines produced on the island.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Vertzami, Goustolidi, Fileri, Korithi

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Avgoustiatis, Fileri, Korithi, Asproudes

The Zakynthos wine region invites connoisseurs to indulge in a delightful selection of both red and white wines, each capturing the essence of this enchanting island paradise. Embraced by Mediterranean sun and sea breezes, Zakynthos offers a sensory journey through its remarkable wines.

Zakynthos boasts a captivating collection of white wines, with the indigenous Avgoustiatis grape taking center stage. These whites enchant with their crisp acidity, enthralling aromas of citrus, and delicate notes of ripe peaches. Avgoustiatis wines reflect the region's maritime climate and limestone-rich soils, where vineyards bask in the island's abundant sunshine. With a refreshing finish and a touch of elegance, these whites mirror the purity of Zakynthos' landscapes.

In addition to its whites, Zakynthos surprises with its expressive red wines. The native Vertzami grape exudes a fascinating bouquet of red berries, cherries, and a hint of herbs. The Vertzami reds celebrate the region's winemaking heritage, offering wines with a medium-bodied allure and a velvety texture. Ideal for romantic evenings or toasting to island adventures, these reds embody the authentic spirit of Zakynthos.

The Zakynthos wine region offers a delightful harmony of red and white wines, each capturing the essence of this enchanting island in Greece. Whether savoring the vibrant Avgoustiatis whites or embracing the allure of Vertzami reds, one embarks on a sensory journey that unveils the magic of Zakynthos' terroir. With every sip, Zakynthos invites wine enthusiasts to indulge in its authentic character and to cherish the timeless legacy of Greek winemaking amidst the captivating beauty of the Ionian Sea.