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A picturesque Mediterranean nation with a rich wine culture dating back to ancient times, Greece has so much more to offer than just retsina. Between the mainland and the country’s many islands, a wealth of wine styles exists, made mostly from Greece’s plentiful indigenous varieties. After centuries of adversity after Ottoman rule, the modern Greek wine industry took off in the late 20th century with an influx of newly trained winemakers and investments in winemaking technology.

The climate—generally hot Mediterranean—can vary a bit with latitude and elevation, and is mostly moderated by cool maritime breezes. Drought can be an issue for Greek wine during the long, dry summers, sometimes necessitating irrigation.

Over 300 indigenous grapes have been identified throughout Greece, and though not all of them are suitable for wine production, future decades will likely see a significant revival and refinement of many of these native Greek wine varieties. Assyrtiko, the crisp, saline variety of the island of Santorini, is one of the most important and popular white varieties, alongside Roditis, Robola, Moschofilero, and Malagousia. Muscat is also widely grown for both sweet and dry wines. Prominent red varieties include full-bodied and fruity Agiorghitiko, native to Nemea; Macedonia’s savory, tannic Xinomavro; and Mavrodaphne, used commonly to produce a Port-like fortified wine in the Peloponnese.

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  • Thymiopoulos Uranos Xinomavro 2017  Front Label
    Thymiopoulos Uranos Xinomavro 2017
    Xinomavro from Naoussa, Greece
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    • Skouras Saint George Agiorgitiko 2018  Front Label
      Skouras Saint George Agiorgitiko 2018
      Agiorgitiko from Nemea, Greece
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      • Gaia Notios Red 2019  Front Label
        Gaia Notios Red 2019
        Other Red Blends from Nemea, Greece
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        • Thymiopoulos Young Vines Xinomavro 2018  Front Label
          Thymiopoulos Young Vines Xinomavro 2018
          Xinomavro from Naoussa, Greece
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          • Gaia Agiorgitiko 2018  Front Label
            Gaia Agiorgitiko 2018
            Agiorgitiko from Nemea, Greece
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            • Thymiopoulos Young Vines Xinomavro 2020  Front Label
              Thymiopoulos Young Vines Xinomavro 2020
              Xinomavro from Naoussa, Greece
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              • Gaia Monograph Agiorgitiko 2019  Front Label
                Gaia Monograph Agiorgitiko 2019
                Agiorgitiko from Nemea, Greece
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                • Troupis Winery Agiorgitiko Fteri 2019  Front Label
                  Troupis Winery Agiorgitiko Fteri 2019
                  Agiorgitiko from Greece
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                  • Domaine Glinavos Vlahiko 2018  Front Label
                    Domaine Glinavos Vlahiko 2018
                    Other Red Wine from Greece
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                    • Thymiopoulos Naoussa Xinomavro 2018  Front Label
                      Thymiopoulos Naoussa Xinomavro 2018
                      Xinomavro from Naoussa, Greece
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                      • Domaine Nerantzi Koniaros 2013  Front Label
                        Domaine Nerantzi Koniaros 2013
                        Other Red Blends from Macedonia, Greece
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                        • Domaine Nerantzi Syrah 2012  Front Label
                          Domaine Nerantzi Syrah 2012
                          Syrah/Shiraz from Macedonia, Greece
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                          • Gaia Estate Red 2016  Front Label
                            Gaia Estate Red 2016
                            Agiorgitiko from Nemea, Greece
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