Greece’s wine-growing regions are almost as varied as its grapes, with vineyards in every area: Macedonia in the north, the Ionian islands in the west, Crete to the south and the Aegean islands in the east, where, just north of Crete, lays Santorini. Its volcanic soil and coastal winds produce wines of stunning complexity and crispness—enough to shock a wine critic.
As wine writer Hugh Johnson tweeted recently: “Keep making it like this, Greece, and I’ll drink you out of your troubles.” I think I might join him. You should, too.
‘The country has hundreds of grape varieties, and some, like Assyrtiko, may have the potential to become truly world-class.’