The world of Greek wines


Who ever visited a vineyard in Santorini or Paros, knows that Greek wines and varieties are absolutely unique and exciting! Greeks have made wine since the beginning of time and they even have a patron God for it: Dionysus, the god of wine, festivities, fertility and wild frenzy. Until today, wine is on the table in any Greek household and part of meals, phrases (“kala krasiá”) and celebrations.

Depending on the region and soil, different grapes are cultivated, and tastes vary. Santorini for example has volcanic soils which provides fresh Assyrtiko, Epirus the more frizzy types of wine, northern Greek varieties give full-bodied red wines with a long aftertaste, whereas the Peloponnese provides more fruity reds. Other (northern) regions like Drama, Kilkis and Florina produce beautiful aromatic white wines and for sweet (after-dinner) wine you best try the Moschatos of Limnos and Samos. Even a retsina (usually from Savvatiano grapes with added pine resin) and coke is a delicious dinner or party drink.

We’d like to invite you to explore the wonderful world of Greek wines on your next trip! Wine routes are available in Chalkidiki, Crete, Santorini, and many more…

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