Authentic PDO & PGI products from Naxos, Samos and Emilia Romagna
Authentic PDO & PGI products from Naxos, Samos and Emilia Romagna


The action is an initiative of two Greek historic Unions of Cooperatives from the islands of Samos and Naxos and the most significant agri-food sector body of Emilia Romagna region in Italy, representing cheese and wines under the Quality Schemes of PDO and PGI.

The action will highlight the authenticity of the products and its mission is to enhance the competitiveness of the specific PDO and PGI products by increasing the recognition of PDO and PGI logos through improvement of perception and knowledge of consumers about the products and of Union's Quality schemes in general. The action targets four markets of great importance for the products and the Quality schemes; France, Germany, Greece and Italy.


Enoteca Regionale Emilia-Romagna


Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna is an association that has been in place since 1970 to promote and improve the regional wine production. This purpose was officially acknowledged in 1978 by the Emilia Romagna Region that, through a specific law, defined Enoteca Regionale Emilia Romagna as "the most suitable means of promoting regional wines in Italy and abroad".

Ranging from the small producer who makes wine for his family and friends to large cooperatives. What puts them together is the thread of love for wine and the fruits of their own land. Today the association gathers more than 200 members: wine, balsamic vinegar and spirits producers, as well as public bodies, protection and promotion consortia, and regional sommelier associations.

Enoteca Regionale is located inside the Sforza Castle of Dozza, a little hilly village right on the "border" between Emilia and Romagna. The hallmark of this romantic medieval hamlet, whose historical roots are also linked to wine, are the paintings decorating the walls of houses, made by internationally-known artists during about 40 years of "Muro Dipinto" (Painted Wall) Biennial Art Festival.

EOS Samos


The Samos Wine Cooperative (EOS Samos) is one of the oldest cooperatives in Greece since it was founded in 1934. Today, 2.200 wine-growing families are involved in its co-operative scheme. The aim is to concentrate, vinificate and market the entire production of its wine-growers, representing almost all of the island's production. Samian wine, especially sweet, is one of Greece's leading wine ambassadors abroad, with exports to countries like France and 27 other countries.

Samian wine

The Samian wine, with its centuries-old historical route that dates back to antiquity, represents for years the qualities of the geophysical and climatic relief of the island, manual labor and traditional winemaking. It has earned a prominent place in the hearts of wine lovers as it is a timeless quality product that is produced with great effort and passion on the slopes of the Samos Mountains.

The wines of EOS Samos are unique in their taste and quality, as they gather special tastes. They are produced from the homonymous grape of the famous variety "White Moschato of Samos", cultivated in traditional "dry stone" terraces (terraces) up to the height of 900 meters and with controlled low yield per hectare.

The sweet wines of EOS Samos have a rich and balanced scent. It is expressed in a specific, complex aromatic image, which is composed of many aromatic features. Fruit and flowers dominate them, and in particular, fresh grapes, orange blossoms and rose petals. However, above all, they express the primary aromas of the grape, with a quality, sweet aftertaste. They are also an excellent choice for completing a meal. Their aromatic richness blends delightfully with desserts, fruit and strong cheeses, completing a unique meal or offering individual moments of sweet enjoyment.

It is worth noting that the first award of the Samian wines was chronologically in 1937, and that every year they are increasingly being added to the long series of international honors and distinctions.

EAS Naxos


L’Associazione delle Cooperative Agricole di Naxos è stata fondata nel 1926 da un numero molto ristretto di Cooperative Agricole di prima qualità a servizio dei suoi membri e per la produzione di formaggio con piccole quantità di latte.

Nel 2014 l’EAS Naxos si è convertita in una Partnership Agricola - Società per Azioni, basata su 12 cooperative agricole di primaria importanza, che sono anche i soci della società. Attualmente, l’EAS Naxos ha 135 dipendenti a tempo indeterminato e circa 40 dipendenti stagionali, ed è gestita da un Consiglio di Amministrazione di 5 membri che rimangono in carica per 5 anni, che ha assunto il controllo il 1° gennaio 2015. Inoltre, ha un’ampia rete di distribuzione e fornitura per i propri prodotti a Naxos e le isole circostanti quali le Cicladi, Paros, Santorini e Mykonos.

Oggi, l’EAS Naxos è diventata una forza motrice e una leva per la crescita del mondo rurale di Naxos ma anche per l’economia dell’isola nel complesso, rimanendo sempre legata alla qualità e ai valori tradizionali e operando facilmente al fine di servire le cooperative, ovvero i propri soci.

L’Associazione delle Cooperative Agricole di Naxos con il principale prodotto il tradizionale Graviera Naxos DOP (Denominazione di Origine Protetta), è stata fondata nel 1926 e da allora ha avuto un ruolo primario nello sviluppo della produzione agricola e dell’economia del nostro paese attraverso il suo operato e le svariate azioni e sempre attraverso l’Idea Cooperativa, in pratica e in diversi modi, l’agricoltore.

The Main Message of the Campaign

The Main Message of the Campaign

In the Union Quality signifies authenticity. The partners represent some of the most typical product of their countries that are unique, authentic and come from regions where human activity for their production is balanced with nature and tradition.

For this reason these products are part of Union's Quality System since 1990's. At these regions - the inheriting tradition is so strong and well connected with the environment forming a sustainable relation that is a guide for the future. All these elements are part of the culture in the Mediterranean and these elements that we would like to communicate to the markets.

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