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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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  • Sigalas Am Assyrtiko-Monemvasia Santorini 2020  Front Label
    Sigalas Am Assyrtiko-Monemvasia Santorini 2020
    Assyrtiko from Santorini, Greece
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    • Santo Assyrtiko 2020  Front Label
      Santo Assyrtiko 2020
      Assyrtiko from Santorini, Greece
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      • Argyros Atlantis White 2020  Front Label
        Argyros Atlantis White 2020
        Other White Blends from Santorini, Greece
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        • Gerovassiliou Malagousia 2021  Front Label
          Gerovassiliou Malagousia 2021
          Other White Wine from Macedonia, Greece
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          • Alexakis Assyrtiko 2021  Front Label
            Alexakis Assyrtiko 2021
            Assyrtiko from 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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                • Domaine Glinavos Paleokerisio (500ML) 2020  Front Label
                  Domaine Glinavos Paleokerisio (500ML) 2020
                  Vintage Sparkling Wine from Greece
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                  • Domaine Tselepos Santorini Assyrtiko 2020  Front Label
                    Domaine Tselepos Santorini Assyrtiko 2020
                    Assyrtiko from Santorini, Greece
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                    • Skouras Saint George Agiorgitiko 2019  Front Label
                      Skouras Saint George Agiorgitiko 2019
                      Agiorgitiko from Nemea, Greece
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                      • Gaia Monograph Agiorgitiko 2020  Front Label
                        Gaia Monograph Agiorgitiko 2020
                        Agiorgitiko from Nemea, Greece
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                        • Sclavos Robola 2019  Front Label
                          Sclavos Robola 2019
                          Other White Wine from 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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                          • Domaine Nerantzi Syrah 2013  Front Label
                            Domaine Nerantzi Syrah 2013
                            Syrah/Shiraz from Macedonia, Greece
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                            • Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2021  Front Label
                              Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2021
                              Sauvignon Blanc from 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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                              • Alpha Estate Rose 2020  Front Label
                                Alpha Estate Rose 2020
                                Rosé from Greece
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                                • Skouras Moscofilero 2021  Front Label
                                  Skouras Moscofilero 2021
                                  Moschofilero 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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                                    • Argyros Atlantis Red 2018  Front Label
                                      Argyros Atlantis Red 2018
                                      Other Red Blends from Santorini, 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 Estate Red 2019  Front Bottle Shot
                                          Gaia Estate Red 2019
                                          Agiorgitiko from Nemea, Greece
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                                          • Gaia Agiorgitiko 2019  Front Label
                                            Gaia 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 Zafeirakis Chardonnay 2020  Front Label
                                                Domaine Zafeirakis Chardonnay 2020
                                                Chardonnay from Greece
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