Greek grape varieties from A to…X  (under “more on this variety” you will find extensive information, courtesy WineSearcher, or others)

red grape clipAgiorgitiko
The notable and mostly sought after, grape of Nemea. It gives wines with beautiful dark red colour and rich velvety taste.

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white grapeclipAidani
White grape with aromas of flowers cultivated mostly in Santorini and the Aegean islands.

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Amorgianosee Mandilaria.

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white grapeclipAssyrtiko
 

This white grape variety is the most important grape of Santorini and it has been successfully planted in Halkidiki, Epanomi, Drama, Pangeon and the Peloponnese.

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white grapeclipAsproudes
Different white grapes (Santameriana, White Volitsa, Migdali, Brena), cultivated in the Peloponnese under this common name.

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white grapeclipAthiri
A white grape widely distributed in the southern Aegean islands and Halkidiki. Its wines have a delicate lemony aroma and rich taste.

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red grape clipAvgoustiatis
Red grape originating from the island of Zakinthos and the coast of western Peloponnese.

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red grape clipBekiari
A red grape variety cultivated at the Ioannina area in Epirus.

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white grapeclipDafni
One of the oldest indigenous white varieties of Crete, with aromas of Bay Laurel, “dafni” in Greek, hence its name.

white grapeclipDebina
This white grape from Epirus shows great potential regarding the production of fresh, dry and sparkling wines.

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white grapeclipGaidoura

Extremely rare grape, only grown on the Island of Santorini.

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white grapeclipKatsano
By the end of the 19th century almost 50 different grape varieties were cultivated in Santorini. Unfortunately, today, only 5 can be recorded, Katsano being one of them

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red grape clipKotsifali
Cretan red grape. It gives wines with high alcohol content, soft and spicy. It is usually vinified together with Mandilaria.

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white grapeclipKidonitsa
One of the rare varieties from Lakonia, Peloponnese together wih Monemvasia, Petrouliano and Thrapsa. Its distinct aroma reminds of quince jam, hence its name (‘kidoni” means quince).

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red grape clipKrassato
A red grape cultivated exclusively in Rapsani, Olympus and a component in this region's V.Q.P.R.D Rapsani.

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white grapeclipLagorthi
A grape with notable fruit and vivid acidity, cultivated in the northern Pelponnese and the Ionian islands.

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red grape clipLiatiko
Exclusively Cretan vine, one of the most ancient Greek varieties. A grape with potential, that shows its quality character when mature enough.

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red grape clipLimnio
This red grape is an ancient variety indigenous to the island of Limnos. The “Limnia ambelos” (Limnos grape) as it was called in antiquity was widely praised by ancient writers. Today it is cultivated in northern Greece as well.

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red grape clipMandilaria
Red grape from the Aegean Sea. It is usually vinified together with other varieties, that tame its difficult character and add finesse to its earthy aromas (as Monemvasia in the island of Paros and Kotsifali in Crete).

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red grape clipMavri Kountoura Kimis
See Mandilaria

red grape clipMavrotragano
The red variety from Santorini. One out of many unknown grapes of the vineyards of Cyclades, that survived thanks to the constant efforts of the vintners. It gives wines with character and intensity.

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red grape clipMavroudi
A large family of grapes! Many grapes from the Peloponnese, Epirus, Macedonia and Central Greece bear this name. Their common characteristic is the black colour of the skin. A grape with tannins that gives wines apt to ageing in the barrel.

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white grapeclipMonemvasia
White grape cultivated in the island of Paros.

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white grapeclipMoschofilero
Cultivated in the Mantinia plateau and in southern Peloponnese to produce white wines with intense and distinct aromas of Muscat, rose, peppermint and lemon.

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white grapeclipMalagouzia
A fine white variety, that gives rich and aromatic wines.

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red grape clipMavrodafni
The famous aromatic grape cultivated in vineyards in Patra and Cefalonia. Most Mavrodafni grapes are used for the production of the highly graded, aged, red sweet wine carrying the same name.

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white grapeclipMoschato
A grand and famous grape family (Muscat) cultivated under various names in almost every winemaking country. Moschato produces a vast variety of wines, from aged, sweet wines to fresh, fruity, sparkling wines. Their impressive aroma stands out.

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red grape clipMoshomavro
A red aromatic variety cultivated in Kozani.

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red grape clipNegoska
A red grape cultivated exclusively in Goumenissa and part of the makeup of the area's V.Q.P.R.D. wines, to which it brings fruity taste, color, and alcoholic content while softening acidity levels.

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white grapeclipPetroulianos

 A relativelive rare, light skinned grape from Northern Greece and the Pelopponnese.

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white grapeclipPlito
Indigenous Cretan variety, revived thanks to the efforts of the local vintners. It gives wines with a light lemony taste.

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white grapeclipRobola
White grape, one of the most elegant Greek varieties. Cultivated in the island of Cefalonia and in Central Greece, it gives fresh wines with a lemony taste.

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white grapeclipRoditis
It is cultivated almost everywhere in Greece. When cultivated and produced with care, its wines are light and easy to drink, with a nice fruity taste.

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white grapeclipSavatiano

The most widely distributed grape in the Greek vineyard. It is cultivated mainly in Attica and the rest of Central Greece. Together with Roditis, it is one of the main grapes for the production of retsina.

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white grapeclipSideritis
A grape with rosy skin and crisp acidity. Cultivated throughout the Peloponnese and sparsely in Central Greece and Evia.

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red grape clipStavroto
A red grape cultivated exclusively in Rapsani, and part of the makeup of the V.Q.P.R.D Rapsani.

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red grape clipVertzami
Red grape, cultivated solely in the island of Lefkada, to give wines with intense colour.

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white grapeclipVilana
Old Cretan variety. A white grape that gives pleasant wines with aromas of flowers and fruit, when carefully cultivated.

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red grape clipVlachiko
Red grape cultivated at the Ioannina area in Epirus.

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red grape clipVolitsa

Very rare grapes (red & white) from high altitudes in the Peloponnese

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red grape clipVoudomato

An extremely rare red grape, ancient to Santorini

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red grape clipVradiano

An extremely rare red grape from central Greece

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red grape clipXinomavro

The most distinguished red variety of Northern Greece. It manages well in continental climates, and it is cultivated in more regions than any other variety in Greece. Its grapes have an intensely acidic taste, even when mature.

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