Wine making has been strongly correlated with Greece in its essence. Ever since antiquity, Greeks have enjoyed wine and worshiped its uniqueness. It is no wonder why God Dionysus was celebrated in every part of the country. The most cheerful God of them all, protector of wine and feasts among others. The art of viticulture has been passed on from generation to generation. Times have changed. One thing that has remained intact is the quality of Greek wine. The fertile ground, the temperate climate and the experience of all these years have led to famous Greek wine varieties sold all over the world. Are you up for a virtual tour to the best vineyards in the country? Do you taste the wine already?
Perhaps the most cherished wine varieties are found in Santorini. Due to the distinctive weather and ground conditions, the outcome is much different from everything else. Assyrtiko and Nychteri are excellent grapes, resulting in mouth-watering wine. And of course, there is also Vinsanto (or else Vino Santo), a sweet dessert wine also made on the island. The volcanic soil has added to the unique taste, for sure, along with the limited humidity and scarce rainfall throughout the year.
However, Santorini does not hold the scepters alone! There is also Mavrodafni from Patras and Kefalonia, sweet wine that nobody can have enough of. Especially during the Carnival, everyone in Patras drinks Mavrodafni and has endless moments of fun! Then, Peloponnese is home to some of the finest Greek wine varieties. Most people adore Nemea wine, which ages for months till it reaches the perfect maturing level. Rapsani and Robola, Xinomavro, Agiorgitiko and Moschofilero, Savvatiano and Roditis are some other wine varieties worth discovering in Greece.
Whether you are a lover of red or white wine, fruity aftertaste or more adventurous combinations from fine wood, herbs and spices, Greek wine varieties cover all kinds of tastes. You should indulge in wine tasting tours, wine and food pairing and other activities featuring your visit to the most famous vineyards in the country. Find where God Dionysus has blessed Greece with special grapes, fruitful vineyards and of course the Art of Wine!