We can help you develop an outstanding Greek Wine portfolio
Greek wine nowadays has a substantial international following -by non-Greeks- due to its authenticity, fascinating vineyards, stellar craftsmanship and unique flavors that local Greek grapes impart to the wines. They appear more and more in restaurants with intriguing wine lists, while they steadily feature in international publications like Decanter, Wine Spectator, Wine & Spirits, Wine Enthusiast and more.
So you have decided to invest in Greek wine.
- Which Santorini wineries craft the most intriguing and age-worthy Assyrtikos of the Island?
- Are there different Xinomavro styles? Where should I focus my attention?
- Crete offers rare local grapes, but which producers master them in the vineyard and the winery?
- Where can I find the best Retsinas of Greece? How can I distinguish between different varieties and styles?
- Greek Amphora-aged wines; any suggestions?
- Sweet wines of Greece; apart from their fascinating history, are there any wines worth investing in?
- Does Greece produce any Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc or red Bordeaux blend that can compete at the international stage?
- Does Greece produce top-level traditional method sparkling wines?
- Are there any low-intervention Greek wines that are worth seeking out?
Basket-trained, Vitis Vinifera rootstock, phylloxera-free Assyrtiko vines in Santorini (Photo: Estate Argyros)
Training a vine basket in Santorini (Photo: Estate Argyros)
Terraced Muscat vines at Samos (Photo: UWC Samos)
Tasting fermenting wine from a clay amphora (Photo: Ktima Tselepos)
Horse stroll at Amynteo, Macedonia (Photo: Domaine Karanika)
Old Xinomavro Vineyard at Naoussa, Macedonia (Photo: Thymiopoulos Vineyards)
Springtime at a Santorini Vineyard (Photo: Estate Argyros)
Vineyard work in Santorini (Photo: Estate Argyros)
Terraced vineyards in Samos (Photo: UWC Samos)
Mediterranean charm in Koroni, Peloponnese (Photo: Lacules Estate)
The Lacules vineyard Château in Peloponnese (Photo: Lacules Estate)
An old watermill next to the Kokkinomylos vineyard in Arcadia (Photo: Ktima Tselepos)
Wild beauty in Santorini (Photo: Estate Argyros)
Vinsanto in the making: leaving Assyrtiko grapes to sun-dry in Santorini (Photo: Santo Wines)
Glorious Sunset in Epanomi, Thessaloniki (Photo: Ktima Gerovassiliou)
Aged wine bottles at Ktima Tselepos, in Arcadia Peloponnese (Photo: Ktima Tselepos)
The entrance of Wine Art Estate in Microchori, Drama (Photo: Wine Art Estate)
A slopy Vidiano vineyard in Dafnes Heraklion, Crete (Photo: Douloufakis Winery)
Tractor riding at an Amynteo Vineyard in Macedonia (Photo: Domaine Karanika)
Linear vineyard of local Cretan grape Plyto, in Crete (Photo: Lyrarakis Wines)
The entrance of Ktima Tselepos in Rizes, Arcadia Peloponnese (Photo: Ktima Tselepos)
Overlooking a vineyard at Ktima Tselepos in Rizes, Arcadia Peloponnese (Photo: Ktima Tselepos)
Muscat vineyard overlooking the Aegean Sea (Photo: UWC Samos)
Impressive vineyards in Samos (Photo: UWC Samos)
Taking care of the vines at Ktima Tselepos in Rizes, Arcadia Peloponnese (Photo: Ktima Tselepos)
- Are the chosen wineries seeking distribution in my country?
- Who is to answer my e-mails? Whom should I speak to? Will they reply on time?
- In which terms can I negotiate distribution?
- Will I be protected in my territory?
- Who can organize sending wine samples to me for review?
- Can someone negotiate FOC samples for professional tastings on my behalf?
Sommelier-trained, WSET Diploma holder Gregory Kontos DipWSET, with the support of the restless Aegean Food Exports team, offers to guide your business journey into Greek Wine in the most informative, structured, yet chilled and comfortable way.
Having visited hundreds of vineyards and wineries throughout Greece from Santorini and other Aegean Islands to Crete, Macedonia and the Peloponnese, he knows the Greek wine industry inside out, he knows the culture and philosophy of each grower, he can perfectly match importers with different producers and every wine producer is just a phone call away.
While we successfully work with some of the best wineries of Greece, producers like Thymiopoulos Vineyards, Ktima Tselepos, Estate Argyros, Ktima Sigalas and Wine Art Estate, just to name a few, however we don’t push a specific wine portfolio to our importing partners. We try to understand their philosophy and business model, before recommending names, while we find alternatives in cases where the match doesn’t work or the producer is not available in a specific country.
For those seeking custom, tailored-made advice on their Greek wine imports taking care of their shipment consolidations, Aegean Food Exports is the ideal partner to work with. Just for inspiration, we hereby showcase some of our Greek partnerships and wines. Need something extra or different? Please contact us, for a discussion based on your specific needs and requirements.
PS – You can browse the blog posts and adventures of Gregory Kontos, DipWSET to different vineyards and wineries in Greece or abroad, at his personal website: www.gregorykontos.gr