wines of Greece

By popular demand, Greece’s leading winemakers and educators are back in Australia from 14-25 June with a score of the country’s celebrated wines and latest vintages, from famed terroirs and up-and-coming regions all on show.

More than 30 wineries and 100 wines from all corners and islands of the country will brave the Australian winter for Wines of Greece’s now annual visit.

To mark their fourth roadshow in Australia, Greek Master of Wine, Yiannis Karakasis MW, will debut the Hellenic’s first masterclass in Brisbane, alongside returning visits to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

This year’s line-up of trade and consumer events will explore the topics: Greece’s most exciting terroirs, indigenous varieties, the Greek rosé revolution and natural wines of Greece.

The demand for Greek wines has incurred a 20 per cent increase in sales in Australia over the last four years, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority, with many Greek wines now available by the glass in great restaurants around the country.

“Only a decade ago, few had heard about assyrtiko, Santorini or malagousia,” Karakasis said. “Today these terroirs and varieties are the centre of attention for many wine drinkers in Australia, which is a credit to the work of inspiring Greek winemakers and vignerons.”

Wines of Greece is also running private masterclasses for retailers, distributors, hotels and restaurant groups. Those interested should contact emmahutton@liquidideas.com.au.

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