CAIR SA was founded in 1928 and till today is one of the largest wineries in Greece.
It is a historical fact that the isle of Rhodes was one of the most important wine production and trade areas in the ancient world. The thousands of Rhodian amphorae all of them bearing god Sun as their trade mark that were found dispersed in the Mediterranean basin quenched with “Rodian wine” not only Greece’s but also Egypt’s and Rome’s thirst divulging a precious label of the ancient times.
Rhodes was one of the first regions of the Aegean Sea that welcomed the vine from the Orient worshipped it and built on it their well-being and their strength. This fact was acknowledged by great historical personalities such as Aristotle and Virgil who praise the Rodian wine consolidating its reputation in a privileged manner.
The year 1928 – when Cair was founded – is a milestone for modern developments on the island regarding the wine. It was Cair that kept viticulture alive thus in 1971 Rhodes was ready and obtained the right of the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée label for its white, red and sweet Muscat wines.
By combining tradition and high technology, Cair has succeeded to become one of the major wine producing companies in Greece. This is proven both by its numerous awards in international competitions and its exports in Europe and America.
Rhodes, a privileged Mediterranean Vineyard
The privileged Rhodian Vineyard is featured from the altitude, the soil and the orientation of the vineyards, in combination to the multiple microclimates of the island result to the production of low yield, premium quality mountainous grapes.
The white varieties of Athiri, Malagouzia, Asyrtiko, Moschato white, Moschato Trani, Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay and Uni Blanc are grown as well as the red varieties of Mandilaria, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Tempranillo, and the very promising new variety of Dodecanese the Mavrothiriko, whose first wines have impressed domain experts.