[ Wine categories
The four basic distinctive categories are:
The category “Appellations of origin of superior quality” includes many of the best wines of Greece. Till today, there are 20 designated AOC regions. In Northern Greece there is Zitsa, Amyntaeo, Goumenitsa and Naoussa wines. In Halkidiki, Plagies Melitona wine and in Thessaly, Agchialos and Rapsani wines. Near Athens, Kantzas wine, while in the Peloponnese we have Patra, Mantinia and Nemea wines. The Ionian islands with Robola Kefalonia wine, while on the islands we have wines of Paros, Limnos, Rhodes and Santorini . In Crete the brand names include Archanes, Peza, Siteia and Daphnes wines.
The PGI Wines of Greece “Protected Geographical Indication” comprise of Greek Local Wines category and some “Traditional Appellation”.wines. Both European and Greek wine legislation stipulates that local wines are a sub-category of table wines which have been experiencing considerable growth both in Greece and other European countries. The introduction of the PGI Wines of Greece designation aims to reinforce the concepts of authenticity and typicality.