Limnos, also known as Lemnos, is a Greek island in the northeastern Aegean Sea with a long history of viticulture and winemaking. Ancient writers such as Hesiod and Aristotle mentioned the Lemnia vine, which still exists today and is called Limnio. This red grape variety, also known as Kalampaki on the island, produces interesting red wines and is cultivated in other regions of Greece including Halkidiki, Macedonia, and Thrace.
However, Limnos is more renowned for its white wines, particularly the dry P.D.O. Lemnos and sweet Muscat of Lemnos. The island's wine production is dominated by the Muscat of Alexandria grape variety. The island's poor and volcanic soils are favorable for cultivating this grape, though it requires special care during the warm summers.
Limnos is known for its sweet wines, which are characterized by their rich, aromatic profiles and balanced acidity. These wines are typically enjoyed as dessert wines or paired with a variety of cheeses and fruit-based dishes.