Domaine Sigalas

Located in the town of Oia, famous for its captivating sunsets, Paris Sigala’s winery was built in the traditional architectural style and color of the Cyclades Islands. Sigalas, known for his involvement with the restoration of the historic Santorini vineyards, also practices organic farming and gives special incentives to farmers that are willing to grow their grapes organically.

Sigalas is one of Greece’s finest white wine producers – in fact, a short list candidate for the best. I would like to take credit for that conclusion, but there is not much dissent here. This producer is universally acclaimed for his skill with Assyrtiko of all types – dry, barrel fermented and sweet – and I can only climb on the bandwagon. Sigalas is simply a master with this grape. I would say that this was one of the most impressive Assyrtiko lineups I’ve had – except that I had a Sigalas vertical before at the winery. MARK SQUIRES