Historically, Batiki has its roots in the area of Smyrna. It is a white-skinned grape variety grown in Thessalia and northern Greece (Thessaloniki, Drama, and Trace). Although the Batiki grape was consumed as a fruit, it is also vinified to give white wines that are light-bodied with low alcohol levels and low acidity. Because of its light and neutral character, it is mainly used in blends and for the production of retsina. It is enjoyable well-chilled “by the glass”, or with salads and other light dishes.