The Union of Vinicultural Cooperatives of Samos (EOSS) was founded in 1934 with a membership of 26 local cooperatives representing all the grape growers on the island.
In a unique way for Greece, the Union of Vinicultural Cooperatives of Samos supports the income of grape growers on the island and through wine, it manages to promote Samos throughout the world. All of its efforts start with the grapes provided by the grape-growers and end with them as well.
The EOSS’s goal is to identify its name with products and services of high and consistent quality
Nectar is perhaps the oldest wine crafted by the Union, a wine that has been imitated many a time yet happily remains inimitable! Its deep amber color is complemented by attractive orange hints. With a nose of ageing aromas, Nectar brings sun-drenched raisins and antique furniture tenderly polished with beeswax to center stage, while its first mouth reserves the right to an unqualified freshness that may clinch the leading role for this wine on the table: Overall, a strong and harmonious bouquet ably assisted by the noble aromas of walnut, with a particularly lingering endpalate redolent of smoke, incense and macaroons. Nectar is a wine crafted from sun-dried grapes that have been patiently aged in oak barrels over a period of three years. It is most comfortable when accompanying hefty sweet and sour dishes, such as wild boar roasted with quinces or duck à l’orange. Needless to say, Greek traditional honeyed desserts such as baklava and walnut cake are friends of long standing to this wine.
Vin Doux, a member of the prestigious Vins de Liqueurs family is the most popular Samos wine! Both its appearance and its aromas prove irresistible to wine lovers who appreciate its pale golden color and the tantalizing aromas of apricot jam, overripe melon and butterscotch candy. First mouth is an explosive experience, with an abundance of flavor revolving around muscat grapes expressed in pure freshness. Vin Doux is a wine that retains the primary muscat aroma to its fullest and beckons you to enjoy it in long relishing gulps. Slices of melon with prosciutto has have never had a better companion than Vin Doux which is just as comfortable with a great deal of other dishes or desserts.