Greek winemakers return to Australia


23 wineries will visit Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide from 19-25 June to host a range of wine appreciation sessions.

Last year’s expedition was deemed a huge success, so it is no wonder that the “New Wines of Greece” will return to Australia. Showcasing innovative styles and native varietals, 23 wineries, representing some of the finest contingent of winemakers and educators from the world’s oldest growing region will visit Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide from 19-25 June to host a range of sessions including trade tastings, highly educational masterclasses, and intimate dinners and lunches.

From the Peloponnese region to Santorini and the islands, more than 70 wines, ranging from zesty assyrtikos to vibrant xinomavros will be featured in presentations to  members of the Australian trade and media. 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.

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,” he 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.”

Among the wineries featured in the deployment are, Alexakis Wines, Artemis Karamolegos Winery, Boutari, Cavino S.A., Domaine C. Lazaridi, Domaine Hatzimichalis, Domaine Porto Carras, Domaine Sigalas, Domaine Skouras, Estate Argyros, Gaia Wines, Gentilini Winery & Vineyards, Karavitakis Wines, Ktima Pavlidis, Lyrarakis Wines, Mercouri Estate, Palivos Estate, Santo Wines, Semeli, Theopetra Estate, Thymiopoulos Vineyards, Troupis Winery and Tsantalis Vineyards & Wineries. Trade tastings and masterclasses are to take place in Sydney (on Monday 20 June at the Establishment, 252, George Street) and in Melbourne (on Thursday, 23 June at the Westin Hotel, 205 Collins Street). For more information, visit  the New Wines of Greece website.

Source:Neos Kosmos

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