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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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  • Gaia Agiorgitiko 2019  Front Label
    Gaia Agiorgitiko 2019
    Agiorgitiko from Nemea, Greece
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    • Gaia Ritinitis Nobilis Retsina Front Label
      Gaia Ritinitis Nobilis Retsina
      Other White Wine from Other Peloponnese, Greece
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    • Gaia Monograph Assyrtiko 2020  Front Label
      Gaia Monograph Assyrtiko 2020
      Assyrtiko from Nemea, Greece
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      • Gaia Monograph Moschofilero 2020  Front Label
        Gaia Monograph Moschofilero 2020
        Moschofilero from Other Peloponnese, Greece
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        • Gaia Monograph Agiorgitiko 2020  Front Label
          Gaia Monograph Agiorgitiko 2020
          Agiorgitiko from Nemea, Greece
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          • Gaia 14-18h Agiorgitiko Rose 2020  Front Label
            Gaia 14-18h Agiorgitiko Rose 2020
            Rosé from Other Peloponnese, Greece
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            • Gaia Notios Red 2020  Front Label
              Gaia Notios Red 2020
              Other Red Blends from Nemea, Greece
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              • Gaia Estate Red 2019  Front Bottle Shot
                Gaia Estate Red 2019
                Agiorgitiko from Nemea, Greece
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                • Gaia Santorini Thalassitis Assyrtiko 2020  Front Label
                  Gaia Santorini Thalassitis Assyrtiko 2020
                  Assyrtiko from Santorini, Greece
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                  • Gaia Santorini Wild Ferment Assyrtiko 2020  Front Label
                    Gaia Santorini Wild Ferment Assyrtiko 2020
                    Assyrtiko from Santorini, Greece
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                    • Gaia Notios White 2019  Front Label
                      Gaia Notios White 2019
                      Other White Blends from Nemea, Greece
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