Ancient Greeks considered wine as an integral part of their lives.
The soil, the climate, the variety and man are the four main determinants of the quality of wine. The vineyard is very essential for the wine that will be produced.
The types of wine are determined by some criteria.
The harmonious pairing of food and wine is important as it highlights the flavours and increase the enjoyment.
Wine tasting is the acquaintance with the wine, the perception of its character using our senses. We can say that there are different levels of tasting...
In Greece there are many wine regions such as the Peloponnese, Crete, Evea, Macedonia, Thessaly, Thrace...
In Crete there are substantial vineyards where native varieties are cultivated such as Vilana, Kotsifali, Mandilari, Vidiano...
Since 1980, Greek wine has undergone a revolution in which quality, individuality and history are the hallmarks of a new generation of Greek wine producers determined to make their mark abroad.
It is the last stage of the production process and includes all the steps of the bottling line.
Overall, there are more than 300 valuable native greek grape varieties that produce wines of different character.
Vilana grape is grown in all four prefectures of Crete.
Cretan indigenous variety, revived due to the restless efforts of young winemakers. It is cultivated mainly in the area of Heraklion.
It is a clone of Muscat that gets its name from the community of the Spina in Chania.
Famous Cretan wine during the Venetian occupation of the island.
White variety of French origin which is grown around the world and equally successful in Greek vineyards.
White variety, one of the most significant and widely spread around the world...
Cretan variety grown especially in Heraklion and Lassithi and is used in the production of wines “Dafnes PDO” and “Sitia PDO” wines.
Mandilari is an ancient indigenous Cretan variety.
There is an increasing interest of growers and winemakers for this variety in recent years.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the undisputed king of red varieties.
Sangiovese is the variety that adjusts better to warm and dry climate.