Eklektikon was launched in 2011 with the vision of creating a bridge between “Greek tradition” and the US market, expressed through handcrafted natural Greek wines.
We represent small-batch artisanal growers around the country, who manually farm their own grapes, using organic and biodynamic practices. Each grower’s focus is on grape varieties indigenous to their region, which have adapted to their “birthplaces” for thousands of years, having developed the ability to purely express their surroundings. Vinification is of minimal intervention, using old and time-tested methods of regional tradition, in small vessels.
Through time, Eklektikon evolved into much more than just an importer, but rather an incubator for traditional farmers around the country. Through our work, we believe that we support agricultural families, and promote the country’s rich biodiversity and uber-old winemaking traditions.
The wines that comprise Eklektikon’s portfolio, are natural for a reason, and in specific ways. They are wholesome and nutritious, being free of any harmful additives and chemicals, and made from organic or biodynamic grapes (almost always certified so). They authentically express the history and tradition of the micro-region they come from, following hands-off and traditional practices. They promote biodiversity, coming from various corners of isolated corners, and made from an abundance of indigenous varieties. Finally, their purchase supports small agricultural families, the economic foundation of Greece, instead of big conglomerates with questionable interests.
The wines that excite us are wild, unexpected, idiosyncratic, and mind expanding, with unique aromatic profiles, vibrant textures, and layered palates.
Today, Eklektikon’s portfolio represents 7 of 9 regions of Greece (except for those of Thrace and Epirus), more than 10% of the 300+ recorded indigenous Greek grapes, the largest selection of orange Greek wines, and, in general, the most diverse portfolio of Greek wines that has ever existed.
Of equal importance is our commitment to working with genuinely kind and ethical human beings, who are concerned for others, the environment, and the footprint they leave behind.