Wine on the Island of Kos.

Greece, the renowned birthplace of Dionysus, the god of wine, has arguably the longest wine history in the world, as well as the richest heritage.
In Ancient Greece there were numerous feasts honouring Dionysus, like Linea and Dionysian.

Greek wine has being produced for more than 4000 years.
The most ancient winepress for the production of wine, Linos, has been discovered in an area of Crete called Vathipetro.
Wine culture - the consumption of wine as a social event and the appreciation of it at a very sophisticated level was something developed for the first time by the ancient Greeks. There is clear evidence that in ancient Athens it was known that the forms of cups were affecting the taste of wine.

Nowadays, Greece has a major role in the international wine culture and industry. In a wine world that is increasingly dominated by:

  • Chardonnay.
  • Sauvignon Blank.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Merlot.

Indigenous grape varieties can provide a much needed point of difference.

Greek wine producers, through better understanding of vine physiology, matching site and grape variety and attention to detail, have realized the potential of local viticulture treasurers.

There are two large wine-yards in the near of Tigaki - Minièra:

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