Nico Manessis is Regional Chair for Greece and Cyprus at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2018

Nico Manessis

Nico Manessis is an expert on the wines of his native Greece and the author of three wine books. Spending several months each year in various vineyards in Greece, Manessis chronicles stories and videos from his time there at, and his most recent endeavor has been to co-produce the award-winning documentary film Pelican’s Watch on Santorini’s unique vineyard – more details of which can be found at

Manessis teaches at the College of Crete, Greece, and at the Université du Vin, Suze la Rousse, France. He is a member of the Académie Internationale du Vin. Manessis was first a DWWA judge in 2004.

Follow Nico on Twitter at @n_manessis or visit his website Greek Wine World