The Greek wine scene is going from strength to strength in the UK, as more people are discovering the indigenous grape varieties that are far nicer to drink than they are to pronounce.

Greece can be considered neither new nor old, but part of the ancient world, with evidence of wine production dating back 6,500 years. On the island of Santorini, the volcanic, porous soil, the long hours of sunshine, the lack of rainfall throughout the year, the sea mist and strong winds during summer, the traditional ‘kouloura’ (basket shape) training system, and some of the vineyards dating back almost 3,000 years create rare, precious wines.

Indigenous grapes such as Assyrtiko, native to Santorini, create white wines that are bone dry, with hints of smoke, saltiness and minerals.

We have seen the demand for Eastern Mediterranean wines increase dramatically in the last few years, none more so than Greek wines. The popularity of wines from Northern Greece has grown so much, almost as much as the growth in tourism, with Wine Enthusiast recently voting Thessaloniki as one of the top 10 wine travel destinations of 2019.

We have added two new producers to our Greek portfolio, from two very exciting Greek islands – Kefalonia and Ios. Both producing wines made from indigenous varieties and pushing the boundaries of winemaking in the Mediterranean. In addition to these island additions, we have expanded our range from Santorini-based Gaia Wines with a Moschofilero and two new Assyrtiko wines, including one very exciting orange wine made in clay spheres.

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