Learn more about Samos
Situated in the eastern Aegean, close to the Turkish coast, Samos is a mountainous, verdant and strikingly beautiful island. Vineyards cover 1,600 hectares of the island and are situated on their traditional island terraces, precipitous perches known as ‘pezoules’. These narrow strips of vineyard hug the contours of Mount Ambelos up to an altitude of 900 metres.
Samos is synonymous with sweet Muscat wines of legendary aromatic purity. Dry wines are also made here. Together these Samos Muscats boast grapey pungency as well as intense orange blossom, rose petals and lemon zest. They are all fashioned from the high quality Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains.
Most of the 25 wine villages are situated in the north of Samos, and all of the island’s winegrowers are represented by the Union of Vinicultural Cooperatives of Samos (EOSS).