Greece and Crete are the oldest wine-producing regions in Europe. The vast and diverse micro climates grow more than 300 native grape varieties from Agiorgitiko and Assyrtico to Moscofilero and Xinomavro. International varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are produced as well.
Nestor Imports brings the finest selections from the these varietals along with traditional spirits such as Ouzo, Tsipouro and Zivania, equally as diverse as the wine.
White wines account for about 75 to 80 percent of Greece's total wine production fashioned from international varieties such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as the primary indigenous varieties of Assyrtico, Moshofilero, Robola, Roditis, Savatiano, and Vilana. More >
Accounting for about 15 percent of Greece's total wine production, the red wines made from the primary indigenous varieties of Agiorgitiko, Kotsifali, Limnio, Mandilaria, Mavrodaphne, and Xinomavro are some of the most memorable wines; international varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah are also very popular. More >
Rose wines from Greece are some of the most food friendly wines in Europe, due to the vast variety of cuisine produce in Greece. As a nation of over 4,000 islands, the dishes range from lamb meatballs with tzatziki, to stuffed grape leaves (dolmadakia), to a vast selection of seafood, to eggplants, figs, almonds, olives and lemon baked potatoes, all ideal for candidates for rose wines. More >
Greece is home to several dessert wines ranging from the port-like Mavrodaphne of Patras to a slightly nuttier version with the Commandria to the honey-like Muscat of Samos; all are excellent with a plate of figs, almonds and oranges. More >
Retsina accounts for approximately for 30 percent of the white wine production for Greece. This resinated wine has been found in clay amphora dating from the thirteenth century. Today, Retsina can only be made in Greece similar to the true Champagne of France and Sherry from Spain. The distinct flavor of Retsina is from the small pieces of the Aleppo pine resin added to the must before or during fermentation. More >
Greece is home to several unique spirits such as Tsipouro, Tsikoudia and Mastiha, with Ouzo being the primary spirit produced in Greece. Ouzo is an anise flavored liqueur, typically served with mezedes or "Greek Appetizers" such as crisp phyllo stuffed with cheese, roasted almonds, or small mint and anise flavored lamb meatballs. More >
Even though Greece is popular for spirits like Ouzo and a country full of indiginous wine varieties receiving international awards, Greek Beer is growing considerably due to its selection expansion and an incredible variety of flavors, aromas, and colors from local breweries which truly makes Greek Beer special. More >