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Aegean vineyards: superb wine in a wonderful scenery

Aegean islands ● Limnos ● Paros ● Rhodes ● Samos ● Santorini ● 28 May 2017
 

The Aegean Sea is one of the most exciting wine-making regions in Greece and in the world. In addition to the superb climate, the close proximity of the Aegean Islands has helped producers exchange wine-making know-how, leading thus to the creation of numerous different types of wine, with many of them made from rare grape varieties. Many Aegean Islands can be classified as classic wine-producing spots.


At the top of the list, is Santorini, where wine has an interesting and long history. The wine of Santorini has been produced on the island since ancient times, and thanks to the vineyard soil, which is very poor and composed of volcanic ash and rocks, it has a characteristic taste. The most famous variety of Santorini wine is Vinsanto, which is an ancient wine-making tradition that dates back thousands of years and represents an important part of the island’s history. In 2002, the European Union decided to name Santorini as Vinsanto’s place of origin. Other varieties of Santorini wine are Assyrtiko, Athiri, Nykteri and Mavrotragano. In Santorini, one of the most popular excursions is the wine tour , where you can taste different wines, learn the wine-making procedure in a traditional vineyard and admire the breathtaking scenery of the island.

Paros offers also many wine types, such as Monemvasia white and reds, Mandilaria wines as well as the extraordinary Malvasia sweet white wine. In Samos, Moscato wine is sweet, while the specialty of Limnos is sweet and dry Moscato wine as well as Limnio red wine. Rhodes is famous for its Moscato variety, for which Rhodes is the place of origin, but the island is famous also for its rose and white sparkling wine, made from Athiri and Mandilaria grapes.


Other wine-producing Aegean Islands are Lesvos, which produces the red Chidiriotiko wine, and Ikaria with its red Fokiano and its white Begleri. However, on every Aegean island you visit, you can taste a different, with characteristic taste wine and admire the view of the vineyards in combination with the sea and the impressive landscape.

Don't miss out to visit one of the Aegean Islands, taste their unique cuisine and admire their ancient wine-making tradition. Your vacations will be full of great culinary experiences, and you will learn to distinguish the types and the grape varieties that create a paradise for the lovers of wine.


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