The best wines of Greece

Discover the best wines of Greece as well as the best winemakers of Greece and estates of Greece to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Greece and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Greece by region

Looking for a good wine of Greece among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Greece. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Greece with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Greece

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Want to buy a red wine of Greece cheap or sell a red wine of Greece at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Greece

Red wines from the region of Greece go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of beef with cider, chiche kebab in armenian or pakistani rice (biryani).

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Greece

On the nose the red wine of the region of Greece. often reveals types of flavors of oaky, thyme or smoke and sometimes also flavors of blueberry, violet or dark chocolate. In the mouth the red wine of the region of Greece. is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

The best vintages in red wine of Greece

  • 2002 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 2001 With an average score of 4.57/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.35/5
  • 2006 With an average score of 4.34/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.34/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.32/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Greece

  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Agiorgitiko
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Mavrotragano

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Greece

A wine route planned in the region of Greece? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Greece.

Discovering the wine region of Greece

Greece, a mountainous Turkey/mediterranean">Mediterranean country in Southeastern Europe, is often considered the cradle of Western civilization. Archaeological evidence suggests that wine has been made in Parts of Greece for over 4000 years. References in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey confirm that viticulture was widespread here in the 8th century BC. The importance of wine is also evident in Greek mythology.

Dionysus (the Greek god of wine) appears in the legends of all regions of Greece, from the plains of Attica to the Aegean island of Chios. From the 4th century onwards, the tumultuous history of Greece as part of the Byzantine Empire meant that viticulture did not flourish as it did in neighbouring Italy. As a result, Greece's importance in the modern wine world is far less than one might expect, given its early success. In the late 20th century, however, Greek viticulture showed signs of revitalization, supported by modern winemaking techniques and a generation of motivated, quality-oriented producers.

The modern face of Greek wine combines the traditional with the modern. Native Greek Grape varieties such as Assyrtico, Agiorgitiko and Xynomavro stand alongside famous international (French) varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The range of 21st century Greek wines includes fresh, citrusy whites, Sparkling rosés and deliciously Sweet reds. Geographically speaking, Greece consists of its mainland and numerous islands.

Great white wines of Greece

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Greece

White wines from the region of Greece go well with generally quite well with dishes of shellfish, lean fish or pork such as recipes of octopus, cuttlefish and squid provencal style., raoul's bouillabaisse or chicken in red wine.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Greece

On the nose the white wine of the region of Greece. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, tree fruit or dried fruit and sometimes also flavors of floral, tarragon or black fruit. In the mouth the white wine of the region of Greece. is a powerful with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in white wine of Greece

  • 2019 With an average score of 4.27/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.24/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.23/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.19/5
  • 2009 With an average score of 4.18/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 4.17/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Greece

  • Assyrtiko
  • Viognier
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Malagouzia
  • Chardonnay
  • Moschofilero

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Greece

A wine route planned in the region of Greece? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Greece.

Discover the grape variety: Chardonnay

The white Chardonnay is a grape variety that originated in France (Burgundy). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches, and small grapes. White Chardonnay can be found in many vineyards: South West, Burgundy, Jura, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Savoie & Bugey, Loire Valley, Champagne, Rhone Valley, Armagnac, Lorraine, Alsace, Provence & Corsica.

Great sparkling wines of Greece

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Greece

Sparkling wines from the region of Greece go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or vegetarian such as recipes of pigeon with bacon and mushrooms, toasted bagel with smoked salmon or magic cake cheese quiche.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Greece

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Greece. often reveals types of flavors of iron, citrus fruit or floral and sometimes also flavors of mulberry, black fruit or red fruit.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Greece

  • 2018 With an average score of 4.14/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.03/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.86/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.86/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.85/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.83/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Greece

  • Xinomavro
  • Assyrtiko
  • Chardonnay
  • Debina
  • Vlachiko
  • Malagouzia

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Greece

A wine route planned in the region of Greece? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Greece.

The word of the wine: Petite arvine

An ancient white grape variety from the Valais (Switzerland), which produces renowned wines suitable for ageing. Viney and sustained by a strong vivacity, these wines express a fine salty touch, the signature of this variety. Petite arvine wines can be dry, tender or made from withered grapes from late harvesting. Syn.: arvine.

Great pink wines of Greece

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Greece

Pink wines from the region of Greece go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of beef and spice stuffed peppers, lamb biryani or veal tagine with preserved lemons and saffron.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Greece

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Greece. often reveals types of flavors of cream, marmalade or oak and sometimes also flavors of tree fruit, spices or citrus fruit.

The best vintages in pink wine of Greece

  • 2020 With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2007 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.14/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.12/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.08/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Greece

  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Xinomavro
  • Agiorgitiko
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Malagouzia
  • Mavrotragano

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Greece

A wine route planned in the region of Greece? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Greece.

Discover the grape variety: Vilana

A very old grape variety grown in Greece - one of the main ones - most often at high altitude, it is said to have originated on the island of Crete. It can also be found in Italy, but is practically unknown in France. D.N.A. analyses have shown that it is related to Thrapsthiri and Vidiano.

Great sweet wines of Greece

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Greece

Sweet wines from the region of Greece go well with generally quite well with dishes of rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), spicy food or sweet desserts such as recipes of moroccan tajine with fish, scallops with cream or tarte tatin.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Greece

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Greece. often reveals types of flavors of butterscotch, apples or vegetal and sometimes also flavors of orange peel, dried fruit or brown sugar.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Greece

  • 1975 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1993 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1991 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1995 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1992 With an average score of 4.65/5
  • 1994 With an average score of 4.50/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Greece

  • Assyrtiko
  • Aidani
  • Athiri
  • Mandilaria
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Malagouzia

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Greece

A wine route planned in the region of Greece? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Greece.

The word of the wine: Rebêche (champagne)

Must obtained in excess of the 2 550 litres authorised for a weight of 4 000 kilos of grapes. The first 2 050 litres constitute the cuvée and the next 500 litres the taille. The rebêche represents 1 to 3 % of the total volume and must be distilled or used to make ratafia.

Great natural sweet wines of Greece

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Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Greece

Natural sweet wines from the region of Greece go well with generally quite well with dishes of spicy food or sweet desserts such as recipes of cicadas at the chib or pancakes.

Organoleptic analysis of natural-sweet wine of Greece

On the nose the natural sweet wine of the region of Greece. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, spices or lychee and sometimes also flavors of dried apricot, oil or non oak.

The best vintages in natural-sweet wine of Greece

  • 2011 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2006 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 4.08/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 4.01/5
  • 2003 With an average score of 4.00/5

The most used grape varieties in natural-sweet wine of Greece

  • Muscat Blanc
  • Moscatel de Alejandría
  • Mavrodafni
  • Muscat of Alexandria

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of Greece

A wine route planned in the region of Greece? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best natural-sweet wine of Greece.

Discover the grape variety: Xinomavro

A very old grape variety grown in Greece and very well known in Central Macedonia. It is most certainly a descendant of white gouais and should not be confused with mavrud or mavroudi. It should be noted that many grape varieties have the synonym mavro. Xinomavro is registered in the Official Catalogue of wine grape varieties, list A1.

News from the vineyard of Greece

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‘Historical Super Tuscan’ producers unite under new association

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