Why Buy Greek Wine



Greek Wines have Some Serious History
Greeks and wine making go back some 3,500 years together! How many other countries can make that claim? When you sip a glass of Greek wine, you may actually be drinking one of the same indigenous grape varieties written about by the likes of Aristotle, Plato and Homer (such as the red Limnio grape from the island of Lemnos or the sweet Muscats of Samos, birthplace of Pythagoras). You can taste the centuries in a glass of Greek Wine.
Greek Wines are Exotic

Sommeliers are always on the lookout for something novel and good that they can offer guests seeking to broaden their palettes – and Greece’s wide variety of native grapes (many of which have been around since antiquity) gives them a marvellous story to sell.
These indigenous grapes have adapted very well to Greece’s unique microclimates. The Native white varieties, in particular, have wonderful acidities that pair beautifully with a variety of international cuisines (and also support the current trend away from over-oaked whites that have dominated the international wine scene).

           Greek Wines are also           

                                           Comfortingly Familiar     

Greek vineyards also produce Greek expressions of international crowd pleasers from grapes such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot, that satisfy the widest possible range of foreign palettes.
Greek Wines are Amazing Value
Greek wines offer an excellent ratio of price to quality. A Xinomavro of similar quality to a red Burgundy or Barolo is a fraction of their price, due to the fact that – for the moment at least - they are still relatively unknown. Similarly, Assyrtikos from Santorini are comparable in style to a Premier Cru Chablis, but can be bought for one third of the price. There are dozens of delicious and consistently performing Greek Wines that retail competitively across all price ranges.

                           Greek Wines are Diverse 

For such a small country, Greece has an impressive array of different terroirs, resulting in a multi-dimensional and diverse wine output. While white wines dominate, accounting for roughly 70% of current production, Greek winemakers also produce Red, Rose, Sparkling, Dessert Wines and (yes) Retsina – all in a wide variety of flavour profiles to please almost any personal preference.
Greece has many Green Wines
Vintners selling Greek Wines can offer environmentally-conscious customers a wide spectrum of organic varieties from Greece’s many organically-certified or organically-practising vineyards. Greece’s eco-system lends itself to conditions which naturally limit diseases, so chemicals are often unnecessary. Additionally, Greek farmers, drawing on millennia of tradition, generally apply a more holistic agricultural approach.