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Best wine regions in Greece

1.Ktima Gerovassiliou

Visit Ktima Gerovassiliou, one of the most renowned wineries in Greece, explore the beautiful facilities and the vineyards, discover the interesting museum and the impressive cellar, taste some exceptional PDO wine varieties and become familiar with the wine production. The winery regularly wins international competitions.

Today Gerovasileiou is a large private winery that covers 74 hectares. Its vineyards are surrounded by the sea on three sides. All work, including harvesting, is carried out only by hand, with care for the environment and the condition of the vineyard. As for the varieties, Malagusia stands out among them.

2. Epirus Wine

Epirus is a region in the northwest of mainland Greece, characterized by its rugged, mountainous landscape. Zitsa is surrounded by vineyards. The local winery Glivanou has excursions. In the tasting room, you will try Debina - is a thoroughbred Greek white wine grape variety, delicate and crispy.

To study the wine list of Epirus, we suggest you go to the city of Metsovo. This is where the Greek Cabernet Sauvignon originates. A bonus will be delicious cheese because Metsovo is called the cheese capital of Greece.

3. Crete

500 km² of long manicured vineyards and tens of thousands of vines with berries - you can see this in Crete. The Pesa area is a true wine paradise. 70% of the Cretan drink is produced here. Not far from the village of Pesa, there are wineries with tasting rooms. Tourists are warmly welcomed at the factories "Miliarakis", "Boutaris", "Peza Union". It is worth trying dry Minos Palace wine - red or white.

The king of local white grape varieties is Vilana. It is grown in Heraklion and Lasithi. A distinctive feature of the wine is notes of lemon, orange and jasmine flowers.

4. Santorini

Santorini is known for the grape Assyrtiko who’s wine has been compared to some of the most expensive wines in the world. The volcanic soils and unique ways that grapes are grown, make wine tasting in Santorini an absolute must.

Santorini's white wines are completely dry with a distinctive citrus aroma combined with notes of smoke and volcanic soil minerals.

Santorini's dessert wines are called Vinsanto.


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