Greece is a beautiful, tasteful and flavorful country with thousands years of history. Wine has been a key element in its history, culture and heritage.
The past 25-30 years Greek wines have evolved well beyond Retsina, the traditional white resinous wine mainly produced and consumed until then. It was in the mid-80s that the pioneers of the so called Greek wine revolution (Gerovassiliou, Hatzimichalis, Lazaridis to name a few) adopted new technologies and techniques, with serious investments and new plantings, giving life to a new European style of wines. This new trend was supported by a new generation of oenologists with studies abroad. Their effort increased the consumers’ demand for…quality.
Nowadays, Greek wines continue their amazing course towards quality, achieving global recognition and fame. They are modern wines, produced with the use of exceptional winemaking techniques, with respect to the terroir and the tradition.
The «Big Four» indigenous grape varieties (Assyrtiko, Xinomavro, Moschofilero and Agiorgitiko) are mainly the ambassadors of Greek wines abroad but there are lots of fine wines either from the so called “international grapes” such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc -and many others- either by a subtle combination of indigenous and international grapes.
Epic Wine Tours will guide you through the vineyards of Greece, to discover a whole new world of taste as wines and gastronomy unfold next to ancient temples with thousands years of history.
We will offer you the best of everything that Greece has to offer. You will enjoy exquisite Greek cuisine and taste the best Greek wines with views of the Acropolis, the White Tower of Thessaloniki, the legendary mansions of Nymfeo and Metsovo. You will be enchanted by the wineries, wines and the uniqueness of Santorini. You will have the unique opportunity to enjoy the best Greek wines at the School of Aristotle, where the great philosopher taught Alexander the Great! Unique experiences will provide an incentive to re-visit our beautiful country!
Enjoy this opportunity to see where and how wines are made and discover the difference of wine tasting in picturesque wineries and fantastic restaurants. Learn about traditions and culture linked to winemaking and country life. Discover rural Greece and its nature, sample other local farm products, like olive oil, cheese, honey and feast on an array of regional foods and cuisine.
Epic Wine Tours is not just an ordinary tour operator. We do not offer just wine tastings in wineries. We do offer the whole experience!