A UNIQUE TERROIR
By building countless terraces and other stone constructions, Tinos` inhabitants came to compete with nature as to whom would be more eccentric in this outlandish landscape. The truth is that people’s toil did not always translate to financial transactions on the windswept Greek island. Even the religious dogmas had to be adapted to the primeval customs, following the path carved out by the strong winds on the waterless soil. As being an inspiration for important sculptors and painters, Cornelius Kastoriadis` “handmade island” is a unique terroir; and the wine made here with great effort and quixotic eccentricity, reflects in the best possible way the style and the vibes of this granite landscape.
It is not the first time that Tinos produces wine. Evidence of viticulture since prehistoric times is scattered all over the island and can be identified by the attentive observer. But it is for sure the first time, since Bacchus joined with poets, half-mad men, Satyrs and fauns, that the specificity of the land, the people and the winemaking procedure is being translated into an equally unique taste.