For more than 4000 years, Greece has recognized the importance of wine, both socially and economically. Wine was so important that they worshipped Dionysus, the god of grape harvest, winemaking and wine. The Greeks were also the first to create a standardized wine holding container, the amphora.
In modern times, emphasis is on new technology in wine making.
Greek wine is particularly unique because there are more than 300 native grape varietals. Combined with perfect wine growing conditions and a history of wine production, Greek wines exhibit distinct flavors.