Greek Wine: A Divine Matter

Wine was and still is significant ingredient accompanying the rich Greek cuisine. The phrase “let’s go for a glass of wine” shows how much the Greeks honor it and how directly it is connected with their daily life. Over a glass of wine, a Greek will cry, laugh, share both his pain and his joy with his friends company. The wine is also tightly connected to the Christian faith. The red wine symbolizes the blood of Christ during Communion. It was only the Greeks, who related it to their religion and had a God Of Wine “God Dionysus”, who actually according to mythology, introduced the cultivation of the vineyards and the production of wine into Greece.

God Dionysus

God Dionysus, the god of wine, who introduced the cultivation of the vineyards and the production of wine into Greece.

However, the origin of wine is not Greek. It was firstly produced in Mesopotamia (in present day Iraq) and then spread out, from the Black Sea to Persia, from Babylonia to Egypt, from Egypt to Greece and from Greece to western Europe. Greece has a 4.000 years history of wine production. Greeks always enjoyed drinking wine and related it to all their social events, such as weddings, festive meals, fights and battles, baptisms or funerals. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, considered wine a part of a healthy diet.


Vineyards in Attica region, around Athens, where lots of different Greek wine varieties are being produced

Today in Greece you can taste lots of different wine varieties. Some of the most famous white wines are Assyrtiko, Moschofilero and Savatiano and some reds are Agiorgitiko and Mavrodaphne. In Attica that is the region, where Athens is located, the land is considered to be ideal in terms of climate and soil and excellent wine varieties are being produced that are really worthy tasting! In their modern facilities, the Attican wineries are organizing visits or sampling tours. Visit Athens and enjoy the amazing Athens Wine Tasting Tour.  This is a unique opportunity to taste marvelous Greek wines from Greek varieties only.


Winery tour in Papagiannakos Winery in Mesogaia, Attica

If you would like to get deeper into wine production and learn a bit more about wineries join our Athens Wine Tasting Tour. The tour is taking place in Papagiannakos Winery in Mesogaia, Attica. The blessed land of the famed Attica Vine, which is truly special and blessed by the gods. The first winery especially designed and built in Greece according to innovative bioclimatic standards. Set among vines, the site on which the Winery has been built is that of an old monastery and is located in the heart of the plain of the Attican Vineyards. Experience a wonderful winery tour  just 50 minutes away from the city in Papagiannakos Winery. By joining this exciting tour you will have the chance to taste award winning Greek wines!

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Winery tour in Papagiannakos Winery in Mesogaia, Attica










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