Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing regions of the world. The Greek city Naoussa, in Macedonia, has played a leading role in Greek wine production, being the homeland to one of the most famous Greek wines, Xinomavro (meaning acid black). Xinomavro is known for its superb aging potential and its rich tannic character. The complex aromas are a combination of red fruits such as gooseberry with hints of olives, spices and dried tomatoes.
Wine producers from Naoussa are focusing on exports since their wines are becoming more and more popular in the U.S. They will pay a visit to San Diego, California and Los Angeles to meet top trained testers, wine dealers and independent consumers. The tour will take place on June 4 to June 10.
Recently, the quality of Greek wines were praised by foreign newspapers. Katie Kelly Bell praised Greek wines in Forbes magazine calling Greek wine “elegant and interesting.” The awarded Vinography blogger Alder Yarrow stated that “We should all be drinking more Greek wine. Why? Because the best Greek wines offer incredible unique flavors, often at fantastic prices, thanks to being relatively unknown even to more serious wine lovers” “Naoussa’s wines are fascinating,” said Tara Q. Thomas, editor of “Wines & Spirits” magazine
It is also worth mentioning, that Trip Advisor includes Greece in the list with the top ten travel destinations, adding that “If you love wine, when you go to Greece, a visit to the VQPRD Naoussa region should be on the top of your list of places to visit.”