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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Constance Chamberlain

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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  • Agiorgitiko

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

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Merlot

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

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  • Agroktima Skouloudis

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

  • Manousakis Winery

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

  • Volcan Wines

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

  • CANAVA ROUSSOS

    Canava Roussos, the oldest on Santorini, was founded in 1836 to produce high quality wines unique...

  • Abeja

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

  • Gaia Estate

    Gaia Estate was founded in 1994 by Leon Karatsalos (Agronomist, University of Thessaloniki) and Y...

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Greece on Snooth

  • Calliga Rubis

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    Very nice "bang for the buck" red. Read More

    Wine review by docclabo


  •  Hi to all of you.I live in Tripolis, Central Peloponnesus. South Greece, South Eastern Europe.I have been involved with viticulture and wine making, since 1995, growing and producing wines.I want to express some ideas, being modest and without wishing to offend anyone.Finding the “snooth” site, I have realized that we are speaking for dry farmi... Read More

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  • Gaia Estate Agiorgitiko Nemea 14-18h 2009

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    I first tried this at the fabulous Zaitinya in Washington, D.C. A friend and I stopped in for a late lunch on a sweltering day. This is a perfect summer wine. Tart, dry, very refreshing yet with a definite presence of red fruit. It went beautifully with stuffed grape leaves and a lamb kebab. A great value at the price, too! Read More

    Wine review by maskedkat


  • Skouras Red Blend St. George 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by sabuglione


  • Gaia Estate Assyrtiko Santorini Thalassitis 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by gourmetwineaux


  • Santo Wines Assyrtiko Nykteri 2008

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    Winemaker's notes: GRAPE VARIETY: Assyrtiko 100%VINIFICATION: Classic White VinificationAGING: -CHARACTERISTICS: Shiny and yellowish, makes a unique statement with its varietal aromatic character, which embraces white flowers and citrus fruits. Vivid, with full body, well balanced taste and distinctive long after taste.FOOD AND WINE: It is the ... Read More

    Wine review by Constance Chamberlain


  • Gaia Estate Thalassitis Santorini Greece 2007

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    Winemaker's notes: Spicy on the nose with pear fruit tones, salty minerals. In the mouth this is big, rich and polished with great depth of fruit and a zesty yet muscular texture that highlights the dried fruit notes of the mid-palate and the notes of white pepper and salt on the long finish. Wonderful balanced and complex this is a beautiful wi... Read More

    Wine review by Constance Chamberlain


  • Gavalas Winery Santorini White Dry 2008

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    Winemaker's notes: SANTORINISantorini, dry white wine, is produced from the ... the ... to be the oldest in Greece, it has never been affected by the Phylloxera disease, and the grapes are grown on original stock. The rainfall on the island is limited and the winds in the summer can be very powerful. In order to protect the grapes from the st... Read More

    Wine review by Constance Chamberlain


  • Gaia Estate Assyrtiko Santorini Thalassitis 2008

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    Wine review by HeatherRivard


  • Gaia Estate Assyrtiko Santorini Thalassitis 2008

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    Wine review by sepriahi


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