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METHYMNAEOS Organic Wines of Lesbos, Greece

ORGANIC WINES OF LESVOS, GREECE


Our Principles


Our winery

Award-winning Methymnaeos in the remote village of Chidira is the first professional winery in the history of Lesvos, an island with an age-old winemaking tradition dating from mythical times. We have been in operation since 1985, undeviatingly following these three principles:


1. All our wines, the red, the white, and our rather original “orange wine” are exclusively made from the unusual grape variety Chidiriotiko of the island of Lesvos


The Chidiriotiko grape

2. Our land consists of the lava which formed the Petrified Forest of Lesvos. This land, reminiscent of an "open mine", as it was written in the Greek press, contains up to 7% sulfur, copper sulfate and other sulfur compounds. Because of its composition, ours is one of the most characteristic wine-producing lands in Greece. As a result, our earth gives our wines a rather distinct minerality. Furthermore, because of the sulfur and sulfur compounds it contains, our earth offers us natural protection against diseases, both of vines and of wine.


Sulphurous lava

of the area where Methymnaeos Wines

are produced

3. As a result, our land gives our wines their third particularity, and that is their completely organic and natural way of production. Our wines are not just "made with organic grapes", but "organic wines". This means that it's not just the grapes producing our wines that are organic, but our whole production process from vineyard to bottle is organic, too.