Greek winemakers to visit Australian shores

Following the success of their 2015 visit to Australia, a contingent of winemakers and educators from the world’s oldest growing region are making their second pilgrimage to our shores.

Showcasing innovative styles and native varietals, 23 wineries will visit Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide from 19-25 June to host a range of sessions including trade tastings, highly educational master classes, and intimate dinners and lunches.

Well known as some of the most passionate characters in the European industry, the wines they bring will be as robust and diverse as the personalities. A number of familiar faces from 2015’s events will be joined by some first-time visitors to the country, all highlighting exciting varietals in that Greek signature eternally modern style.

From the Peloponnese region to Santorini and the islands, winemakers, educators and grape-growers from all over the country look forward to sharing more than 70 wines, ranging from zesty assyrtikos to vibrant xinomavros with Australian trade and media.

New Wines of Greece President, Yannis Voyatzis said he was looking forward to returning to Australia with the group of producers.

“We are so excited to return to Australia and reconnect with the great friends and colleagues we met on our last trip,” Voyatzis said.

“We know there is growing intrigue around our famous wines in Australia and we have plenty of new information about varieties, techniques and exciting developing regions to share with Australia’s industry representatives.

“Australians love food, just like the Greeks, and this is the perfect opportunity for us to highlight the perfect pairing wines for rich flavours and textures that we share an appetite for.”

The travelling contingency is also running private master classes for retail, hotel and restaurant groups throughout their time in the country.

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