Live the Glendi Lifestyle: Our Favorite Greek Wines

Posted by Alex Chessare on

We wanted to round up our favorite, authentic wines that can be shared and celebrated with friends. Here are our top wine varieties from Greece and some options to purchase at home!

Assyrtiko: This white wine grape variety is grown primarily on the island of Santorini and produces crisp, dry, and mineral-driven wines with high acidity and flavors of citrus, green apple, and stone fruits.
Pair with: Fish tacos, shellfish, cheese boards

Xinomavro: This red grape variety is grown primarily in the northern Greek region of Naoussa and produces medium-bodied, high-acid wines with firm tannins, flavors of red and dark fruits, and earthy notes.

Shop Here: Alpha Estate 2020 Single Vineyard Hedgehog Rosé Xinomavro (Amyndeon)

Pair with: Wild mushroom risotto, Parmesan flakes, wine-flavored cheeses, gouda

Agiorgitiko: This red grape variety is grown primarily in the Peloponnese region and produces medium to full-bodied wines with flavors of red and black fruits, spice, and hints of vanilla.

Shop here: Agiorgitiko by Gaia 

Pair with: Lamb shanks, roasted meatballs, Stifado, baked vegetables

Moschofilero: This white grape variety is grown primarily in the Peloponnese region and produces light-bodied wines with floral and citrus aromas and flavors of white peach, apricot, and honey.

Shop here: Hermes Moschofilero Mantinia

Pair with: Grilled calamari, tzatziki, hummus and roasted chicken

Mavrodafni: This red grape variety is grown primarily in the northwestern region of Greece and produces sweet, fortified wines with flavors of dried fruits, caramel, and chocolate.

Shop here: Hermes Mavrodaphne of Patras

Pair with/without food: As a dessert alone, or sipped with dark meats


Other notable Greek wines include Malagousia, Robola, Savatiano, and Limnio, among others.


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