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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  • 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...

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  • Agroktima Skouloudis

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


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

  • Volcan Wines

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

  • Domaine Sigalas

    The company was founded in 1991, under the name Sigalas Winery Ltd. The winery was initially loca...

  • Boutari

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

  • Popova Kula

    The Popova Kula Winery and vineyards are located on the south slopes of the Grand Hill (Veliko Br...

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Greece on Snooth

  • Estate Hatzimichalis Cabernet Sauvignon 1999


    full body surpsrisingly pleasant cabernet. I have tasted 2004 still very fresh with nice fiinsh Read More

    Wine review by joopboot

  • Alexandros Megapanos Savatiano Greece 2003


    bland. low acidity. very cheap flavor to it. Didn't go with grilled chicken breast even though the bottle said "perfect for white meats".definitely not a sipper either...prolly goes well with chicken gyros or something. most likely past its prime. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2

  • Hatzimichalis Merlot 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by fanurios

  • Domaine Hatzimichalis Merlot 2003


    No written review

    Wine review by fanurios

  • Kourtaki Muscat Samos NV


    Paired with roasted seasonal fruits in phyllo with honey and nuts, ouzo/yogurt cream (Whole Foods, Counter Culture: Greek Isles). Paired well with cream and honey, but the sweetness of the fruit did not balance well with the wine and gave the impression of increased acidity. On it's own, or with perhaps a tart or rich pairing it is marvelous. Wo... Read More

    Wine review by rreichert

  • Domaine Costa Lazaridi Red Blend Drama Amethystos 2005


    Paired with grilled lamb, bulgar wheat & feta, stuffed grape leaf, and grape chutney (Whole Foods, Counter Culture: Greek Isles). Great pairing with roasted, gamey meats. Aged in oak for one year. Black fruit, cherry, currant, raspberry. Read More

    Wine review by rreichert

  • Domaine Costa Lazaridi White Blend Drama Amethystos 2006


    Paired with olive oil poached cod, okra & potato stew, and kalamata tapanade (Whole Foods, Counter Culture: Greek Isles). Incredible pairing with an amazing dish. Full of white pepper and citrus. Read More

    Wine review by rreichert

  • Tsantali Roditis NV


    Beautiful and refreshing dry rosé. Paired with roasted turkey breast (was supposed to be duck) with pears on a sauté of spinach, raisins, and pine nuts. Paired excellently with the veg - turkey killed all the fruit and made it rather sour. Citrus and bright berry flavor shines through. Crisp and light with a short to mediuum finish. Read More

    Wine review by rreichert

  • Domaine Costa Lazaridi Chardonnay Drama Chateau Julia 2005


    Paired with stuffed calamari, charred eggplant & cucumber salad, with roasted pepper & tomato coulis (Whole Foods, Counter Culture: Greek Isles). Very good pairing with peppers (roasted) Awesome acidity, no oak, very crisp. Read More

    Wine review by rreichert

  • Domaine Spiropoulos Ode Panos Brut Pelopennes NV


    Paired with assorted cheeses, herb marinated olives, and crusty bread at Counter Culture: Greek Isles at Whole Foods. Very refreshing, crisp. Petrol and minerality on the palate. Nice acidity. Read More

    Wine review by rreichert

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