Please note: This website is continuously updated, meaning we are working hard to improve/develop this site.
As this is an independent, unsubsidized, private initiative to promote Greek wines, we will appreciate your help enormously if you would send us your ideas / remarks / propositions.
Of course, sponsors are welcome! If you are interested, please notify us and we will send you more information.
Thank you for using the contact form to react. We will answer you a.s.a.p.
Βοήθα με να σε βοηθώ ν’ ανεβούμε το βουνό.
Help me, so that I can help you, so that we can climb the mountain.
(Ancient Greek proverb on cooperation)
GrapeRover’s initiator Cornelius Wesseling invites everybody with an interest in Greek wines to join him in his efforts to make this website an important boost to the ever growing popularity of Greek wines.
For who is GrapeRover?
Everyone curious about new flavors and aromas in Greek wine and digestives made from indigenous and foreign grapes.
What is GrapeRover?
A steadily growing information site of Greek -wine information, -travel adventures and -wine experiences. Full of stories about Greek winemakers, rare grapes, wineratings, history, culture and regional food. Regularly updated and interactive.
Because there is more to life than just Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and the likes.
Introducing and promoting new flavors to a world market saturated by common grape varieties. Greece has a treasure chest full with over 300 (often ancient) indigenous grape varieties.
Where will GrapeRover go?
Wherever these grapes are hiding out in Greece: on mountains, in valleys, along rivers, lakes and seas, in regions one has scarcely heard of.
When is GrapeRover in action?
During the four seasons: Spring for blossoming, Summer for abundance, Autumn for harvest and Winter for contemplation.
Here’s the presentation of our activities concerning “Project Greek wines 2013/14”:
An “Interactive” website by the name of “www.graperover.com”. This website is equipped with a so-called “Responsive lay-out“ i.e. it will adept automatically to whatever screen you are using. Comfortable reading, wherever you are, with PC, laptop, tablet and smartphone (iPhone and Android)!
> Please use the “contact form” on the site to inform us about any news concerning Greek wines, -wineries, -winemakers, -retailers and -restaurants.
After moderation we will place your articles on our website page “Pickings”.
> B2B: Greek wineries, International Greek wine importers/distributors and restaurants (worldwide) that serve Greek quality wines are invited to make use of our offer to advertise on our site at no cost for a period of 6 months! Please ask us for the details.
Please also see the profile of Cornelius on LinkedIn
An interactive GrapeRover Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GrapeRover > >Become “Friend” of this Facebook page and be part of the ever-growing group of “Greek winelovers”.
An interactive GrapeRover Twitter page: https://twitter.com/Graperover
> Follow us on twitter to receive the latest tasting notes, petty news and tips.
A pocket-sized wine guide on Greek wines, food & culture*).
*) About the wine-guide:
What is the name of this wine-guide?
The title of this guide is “It’s all Greek wine to me”. It expresses a double meaning:
“I don’t know anything about Greek wine”…and “This book makes me curious about Greek wine”.
How and when will this wine-guide be presented?
The compact, smartlooking wine-guide will be presented in a 5 x 8 inch softcover version. A sturdy travel-companion, a perfect gift er just a thingby. About 300 pages in full color with comprehensive maps. It will be possible to make one’s own notes. The wine-guide is expected to be published around September 2015.
What will the content be like?
The main topic of the wine-guide will be the presentation of 250+ Greek wineries: they will present their wineries by an easy-to-read review, spread over 15 wine-growing areas. The wines produced by these wineries will be reviewed and rated by Cornelius on this website.
Who would buy this wine-guide?
Since there is hardly any comparable book on this subject, this wine-guide will fill-in a much needed requirement. (Wine) tourists in Greece, wine lovers wherever on this planet or just curious minds will appreciate this handy, compact wine, food and culture guide.
Please feel free to contact us for more details or any particular questions.
registered oenologist / wine & food journalist