Domaine Economou

*One of Greece’s most artisanal grower and oenologist, a unique, modest, soft spoken character with great charisma and extraordinary ability.
A Cretan powerhouse, drawing more attention to the island’s wines and ancient grapes

The return to his village of Ziros in eastern Crete provides the chance to revive the family vineyards blessed with a parcel of ungrafted Liatiko, planted by his family 23-47 year ago (35-70 years old in 2017) Giannis began his wine adventure in the vineyards spread ver 16 ha and located in the villages of Ziros, Katsidoni and Etia at 600-650m altitude in the Ziros plateau. Giannis is fanatical about the care for his wines both in the vineyards and in the winery.

Giannis Economou is a vin-de-terroir natural winemaker of extraordinary ability. With an oenology degree from Alba, years of cellar work in Germany and Bordeaux (Château Margaux) as well as Piedmont, under the guidance of Nebbiolo maestros such as Ceretto and Scavino, he returned to Crete in 1994. Upon resurrecting the family vineyards, Yiannis brought his considerable collective wine making experience to bear on the rare native varietals of the high Ziros plateau of eastern Crete