Vineyards perched on the slopes of Mount Pindus

Steeply sloping vineyards perched on the slopes of the Pindus mountain range, battling with wild boars, bears and extreme weather conditions; people who persevere to obtain the best grape possible: This is where our vines grow.

The vineyard

The Yiniets vineyards are Greece’s highest (950–1050m above sea level). On the slopes of Mount Pindus the seasons unfold at their own pace, and the vines take their time ripening.
Yiniets (the Vlach word for vineyard) is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Traminer, Syrah, as well as the region’s lesser-known indigenous varieties, such as Vlachiko, Gudaba and Pyknoassa.

The winery

The Katogi Averoff winery is a building of notable architecture. The exterior blends in harmoniously with traditional Metsovo architecture, while the facilities are decorated with unique art work installations.


Metsovo is a picturesque Vlach village of unique architecture and ambiance in the Pindus mountain range. A region of spectacular natural beauty, with forests, rivers and rare fauna and flora, Metsovo has a rich and long history, a sophisticated gastronomy and complex cultural identity, showcased in the exhibitions and events of the Evangelos Averoff Art Gallery and the Metsovo Museum of Folk Art.

The bears

The vineyards are situated in the brown-bear habitat in Metsovo. It is hardly unusual to spot the footprints of bears or their little cubs near the vines. In fact, the local bears used to consume almost one third of the white Traminer grape variety production. Even today bears visit our vineyards and enjoy the grapes of their choice. Ursa Trail, a mountain marathon race, is organised every year in Metsovo. The starting line is at the Metsovo village, and the route follows along the mountain paths in the bears’ footsteps.

Metsovo wines have been touched by the bear!


Metsovo, Τ.Κ. 44200
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