Greek vineyards in Crete
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 issue of finding the ideal spot for each variety concerns the vine growers from past years. The climate defines as a first estimate the planting.
The Greek vineyard is characteristic of a large number of micro regions with a particular ecosystem (soil - climate - grape variety). Also rare is the single vineyards in Greece: usually they are scattered and disrupted by other cultures. The smooth Mediterranean climate of Greece with soft winters and sunny summers varies according to the influence of the nearby mountains or the nearby sea and gives a unique microclimate character to the vineyards.
See greek grape varieties