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Grape Varieties

Greece has an extensive array of grapes which include over 300 indigenous types as well as popular international varieties.

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Wine Growing Regions

With some regions on the same latitudes as Napa, California and others on high-elevation mountainous peaks, Greece's wine regions bring forth both familiar and unique flavors. Volcanic soil, sand and clay along with a sunny climate and low chances of rainfall contribute to Greece's production of high quality wines.

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History

Winemaking has been an integral part of the Greek culture and history for over 4000 years. The ancient Greeks knew the nutritional value of wine, and it became a part of their daily regimen and local economy. It also played an important role in religion and philosophy, evident in their belief of Dionysus, God of Wine, and their "symposia" where they would eat and discuss philosophy over wine.

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