Though only a 1.5 hour high speed boat ride away from Santorini, the comparatively lush island of Paros is very different from the hardscrabble terroir of Santorini. Moraitis Winery can be found just up the road from the picturesque old fishing port of Naussa. Theodore Moraitis is an affable man whose great grandfather started this winery in 1910. Though grapes are grown on many parts of the island, his is one of only two wineries, the other being the coop. There are 1200 hectares of vineyards on the island. Theodore owns 35 hectares and is in the process of planting more. The total yearly production is 45,000 cases, including some cuvées he makes with grapes he purchases.
Farming/winemaking practices: the estate vineyards are certified organic. The wines are vegan.