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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  • Chardonnay

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

  • Assyrtiko

    Assyrtiko is a white Greek wine grape indigenous to the island of Santorini. Assyrtiko is the most widely planted on ...

  • Merlot

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Agiorgitiko

    The term Agiorgitiko means "Saint George's grape". This could refer to Saint George's Day, a Greek celebration that o...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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  • Volcan Wines

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

  • Abeja

    Spanish for bee, name is pronounced 'ah-BAY-ha'. Name is chosen for its simple beauty and its ...

  • Bosinakis Winery

    Bosinakis winery has a strong family tradition in winemaking and passion for quality wine. Bosi...

  • Manousakis Winery

    Philosophy Over the millennia, the Lefka Ori of Western Crete have been abundant with the island...

  • Gentilini Winery

    From September 2002 the new generation has officially taken over the ownership of Gentilini. With...

  • Tikves Winery

    The Tikves wine district, recognized as the most important quality vine growing region in Macedon...

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  • Assyrtiko Domaine Papagiannakos 2019

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.henningswine.co.uk for £12.It is made from the assyrtiko grape, which is indigenous to Santorini and widely planted on the Geek islands as well as on the mainland.,by a family concern in Attica near Athens. I started the bottle last night with my supper of fresh tuna.It is a dry but not bone dry ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Atma Red 2018

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £13 from the website www.henningswine.co.uk. ... a small producer in northern Greece and consists of mainly xinomavro,a grape indigenous to northern Greece noted for being tough and disease resistant with high acidity and high tannins and dark skinned blue/black berries. There is also some mandilaria in the ble... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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

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  • Outstanding white wines, specially from Santorini and Mantinia

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