50 Great Greek Wines around the world:
Masterclass in Warsaw Feb 21

In a celebration of Greek viticulture and winemaking, 50 Great Greek Wines, in collaboration with Ferment Magazine, recently held a masterclass in the heart of Warsaw, Poland. On February 21st, 2024, the event showcased a curated selection of award-winning wines from the 2023 competition part, presented by Yiannis Karakasis MW, accompanied by insightful commentary from the Polish Master of Wine and 50 GGW judge Wojciech Bońkowski MW.

 

With 17 selected wines taking the spotlight, attendees were treated to a journey through Greece’s diverse terroirs, indigenous grape varieties, and winemaking styles. 

Reflecting on the success of the masterclass, Yiannis Karakasis MW remarked, “Another very successful masterclass was held, this time in Warsaw. Poland is a market thirsty for Greek wine, and I predict it will positively engage us in the future. We continue with our next activity in Amsterdam in March while we plan our first mega event in the United Kingdom in May.”

 

Echoing this sentiment, Master of Wine Wojciech Bońkowski MW emphasised Poland’s enthusiastic reception of Greek wines, citing the “sold-out” masterclass and dinner at the iconic restaurant Kieliszki as a testament to the country’s burgeoning interest. “Poland is eying Greek wine with increasing enthusiasm, as shown by the well-attended masterclass and sold-out dinner at star restaurant Kieliszki. The diversity of local grapes, terroirs, and winemaking styles is resonating particularly well with the current market trends in Poland’s growing market.”

The wines presented were the following:

  1. Amargiotakis Winery Thrapsathiri 2021, Crete
  2. Monemvasia Winery, Tsimbidi, Kydonitsa Mature 2019, Peloponnese
  3. Gavalas Winery, Santorini 2022, Assyrtiko
  4. Artemis Karamolegos Winery, Pyritis, 2020, Assyrtiko, Santorini
  5. Alpha Estate, Rosé Single Vineyard Hedgehog 2022, Xinomavro, Amyndeon
  6. Troupis Winery, Hoof & Lur 2022, Moschofilero, Peloponnese
  7. Poyltsidis Winery, Selene Orange 2022, Assyrtiko, Thessaly
  8. Chatzivaritis Winery, Mi – Mi(nimus) 2021, Assyrtiko, Slopes of Paiko, Macedonia
  9. Vouni Panayia Winery, Whole Bunch Xynisteri Orange 2019, Paphos, Cyprus
  10. Mega Spileo Estate, Mega Spileo Orange 2016, Roditis/Malvasia, Peloponnese
  11. Methymnaeos Organic Winery, Methymnaeos Orange 2022, Chidiriotiko, Lesvos
  12. Ktima Zafeirakis, Limniona Young Vineyards 2020, Tyrnavos, Thessaly,
  13. Oenops Wines, Limniona 2021, Macedonia
  14. Athanasiou Winery, Thronos 2022, Agiorgitiko, Nemea
  15. Domaine Skouras, Nemea 2021, Agiorgitiko, Peloponnese
  16. Makarounas Vineyards, Yiannoudi 2020, Paphos, Cyprus
  17. Ktima Kir-Yianni, Ramnista 2019, Xinomavro, Naousa

Looking ahead, the anticipation mounts for the upcoming masterclass in Amsterdam slated for March, as well as the ambitious plans for a mega-event in the United Kingdom, signalling a continued commitment to spreading the word of Greek wines worldwide.