Greek Wine

Wine has been a part of Greek culture for at least 4,000 years. Of course, the “worship” of the ancient Greek god of wine, Dionysus, played an important role in lifestyle and cherished folklore for many centuries. 

While excavating an ancient structure on the island of Crete, archaeologists discovered Minoan era wine presses, chalices, amphorae (that iconic two-handled, clay vessel) and wine grape seeds that date back to the 3rd century BC. In another dig, remarkably well preserved wine vessels were found in the ancient palace of King Minos in Knossos. On the mainland, the Myceneans, who existed from 1600-1100 BC, used fine gold and silver goblets to drink wine. Homer makes several mentions of wine in the Odyssey, which has in-depth descriptions of, for instance the  importance of wine as a travel comfort. Amphorae were shaped taller, with a pointed base, to allow for easier storage, and were distributed evenly to maintain the equilibrium of the ships. The ancient amphorae vary Read more »

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Wine Marketing Professional for Austria, Chile, and Pernod Ricard, millenial wino,WSET Diploma student, freelance wine writer, permanent Greek wine supporter. My favorite wine regions are generally those that are the lesser-known, come find out why!

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Varietals Produced in Greece View all

  • Agiorgitiko

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

Popular Wineries in Greece View all

  • Mercouri Estate

    The Mercouri Estate is located in the Western Peloponnese,near the village of Korakochori, 2 k...

  • A & G Papaioannou Vineyards

    Thanasis Papaioannou is one of the first producers who understood and promoted the idea that wine...

  • Boutari

    Boutari's Santorini winery opened in 1989 and has been named one of the most beautiful wineries i...

  • George Moraitis

    The Moraitis family came to Paros from the Peloponese during the revolution of 1821. In 1970, The...

  • Agroktima Skouloudis

    In Mytikas, the heart of "Liladio Pedio in the island of Evia, Greece, Skouloudis Family has crea...

  • Volcan Wines

    Volcan Wines, founded in 1880 by Grigoris and Dimitris Koutsoyannopoulos, has become known for it...

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  • Most cheap red has excessive residual sugar, but then there are also the ... Marvodaphne (Pelopennesus, Greece) both of which have some aspirations to quality without giving up much in price.  Read More

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  • Kouros Nemea 2010

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    Wine review by jwgwine


  • Kourtaki Retsina NV

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    Wine review by Austinista


  • Kouros Agiorgitiko 2007

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    Interesting Greek wine made from the Agiorgitiko grape. Nothing special but different. Somewhat light and thin in body, raspberry, red cherry, medium+ acidity and a fairly short finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • My answer would be that Every Tropic Paradise wine destination should carry Dry ... ... Spain Rioja, Australia, Greece and USA. Many more I am sur Read More

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  • Elios By Boutari White 2010

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    Interesting Greek white blend, crisp, nice stone fruit with some floral notes, a touch of perfume and medium acidity. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Thanks for your answer Jennifer.Here in Greece it's still morning, so more in like 10 hours from now :)I just wanted to open a bottle tonight to taste it. If people say that it can rippen even more,  I ll definitely store some of the bottles for later use. Read More

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  • Erasmios Moschofilero 2012

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    Very pleasant Greek white. Reminds me of a good Italian pinot grigio, light and crisp with some floral notes and subtle citrus flavors. Lemon and green apple with a touch of spice. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Check out the complete guide of Greek wines, food & culture:http://graperover.com/

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  • Domaine Sigalas Assyrtiko White Imported-Greek 2009

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    Drink this young. Read More

    Wine review by sarahco


  • Gavalas Santorini 2012

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    ~ Editor's Choice ~Tight on the nose with a fine blend of mineral and subtle sage like aromas. Juicy on entry, this hits the palate with admirably purity and liveliness showing off very clear and tense flavors of dusty dry earth, yellow fruits, and a faint hint of yellow tomato that picks up where the sage on the nose leaves off. I really the cl... Read More

    Wine review by BRUNOHOEPERS


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  • Outstanding white wines, specially from Santorini and Mantinia

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