Who’s Who in Greece

Despite a decade of financial instability, the Greeks have built a thriving wine industry. Grigoris Michailos looks at the people who have helped make this happen.

Thalia Kartali and Pinelopi Katsatou
Thalia Kartali and Pinelopi Katsatou, editors, Grape Wine Stories

While times have been tough, with the Greek economy still fragile and unpredictable, the Greek wine sector has been a bright exception. Even in the depths of recession, Greek producers have reinvented themselves and attracted worldwide attention for grapes as unique as Assyrtiko, Xinomavro, Moschofilero, Malagousia and Agiorgitiko. Not only does Greece boasts a number of quality indigenous varieties, but there is also a niche global market thirsty to learn more about these hidden gems. 

Despite being a small nation with an average crop of 2.5ml hl in 2016 (the lowest harvest ever) sourced from 62,700ha of vines, Greece has seen ...

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