There are 28 regions in Greece that have attained the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). There are also 96 Protected Geographical Indications (PGIs), the new class engulfing all Regional wines, as well as two styles under the Traditional Speciality Guaranteed (TSG) category.
Despite their huge heritage, the New Wines of Greece can promote themselves solely by virtue of their present attributes and not past glories. In the last three decades, a wind of change has been blowing through Greek wine production, turning a relatively traditional agricultural sector into a cutting-edge entity in today’s wine world.
Greece has a fantastic arsenal of indigenous varieties with which to compete in the current marketplace. Most of them are full of distinctive, unconventional character. Oenological practices tend to highlight rather than mute these qualities and they do so for very precise reasons.