GREEK WINES

About wine

The history of wine

The ancient Greeks considered wine as an integral part of their lives.

Greek Vineyards

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.

Vinification
Vinification or winemaking  is  the process  that leads from the grape to the  wine.
Types of wines

The types of wine are determined by some criteria.

Wine & Food

The harmonious pairing  of food and wine is  important as it  highlights the flavours and increase  the enjoyment.

The art of wine tasting

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...

Greek wine - Greek grape varieties

In Greece are many wine regions such as the Peloponnese, Crete, Evea, Macedonia, Thessaly and Thrace.

Cretan wine - Wine of Crete

In Crete there are substantial vineyards where native varieties are cultivated such as Vilana, Kotsifali, Mandilari, Vidiano...

Greek wineries

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.

Cretan Wineries (Greece)
Crete has a rich wine tradition and history.
Wine bottling

It is the last stage of the production process and includes all the steps of the bottling line.

Greek (Cretan) grape varieties

Overall, there are more than 300 valuable native greek grape varieties that produce wines of different character.

Cretan (Greek) Variety Vilana

Vilana grape is grown in all  four prefectures of Crete.

Cretan grape variety Vidiano

Cretan indigenous variety revived due to the restless efforts of young winemakers. It is cultivated mainly in the area of Heraklion.

Cretan (Greek) grape variety Muscat of Spina

It is a clone of Muscat that gets its name from the community of the Spina in Chania.

Cretan grape variety Malvasia

Famous Cretan wine during  the Venetian occupation of the island.

Grape variety Sauvignon Blanc in Greece

White variety of French origin which is grown around the world and also successfully in Greek vineyards.

Grape variety Chardonnay in Crete, Greece

White variety of one of  the most significant  and widely spread around the world...

Cretan grape variety Liatiko

Cretan variety grown especially in Heraklion and Lassithi and is used in  the production of wines  “Dafnes PDO” and “Sitia PDO”.

Cretan grape variety Kotsifali

Kotsifali Cretan grape variety is  a very valuable red variety of Crete. It is grown mainly in the prefecture of Heraklion...

Cretan grape variety Mandilari

Mandilari is an ancient  indigenous Cretan variety.

Grape variety Syrah in Crete, Greece

There is an increasing interest of growers and winemakers  for  this variety  in recent years.

Grape variety Cabernet Sauvignon in Crete, Greece

Cabernet Sauvignon is the undisputed king of red varieties.

Grape variety Sangiovese in Crete, Greece

Sangiovese is the variety  that adjust better to the  warm and dry climate.