It is no coincidence the French call them “franc de pied”. That is, true, honest, authentic, genuine, frank from their “feet”, from their roots. Their “frankness” spreads all the way up to the crops, to their taste… to you.
When at the end of the 19th and throughout the 20th century phylloxera destroyed all European vineyards, the island of Santorini with its sandy, volcanic soil, resisted. Its vines survive today and offer us unique wine, famous all over the world.
Nowadays, we find a small number of ungrafted vines in many of the Cyclades, in Cephalonia, as well as in some areas of Mainland Greece, like in Naoussa and Nemea.
Oddly enough, our interest in ungrafted vines started in Argentina. A country undamaged by phylloxera. It is there we discovered the authentic taste of old vines. Thus, we set off to find our own roots in Greece.