The List with the 50 Great Greek Wines was announced yesterday at the Lighthouse of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre in the presence of Mrs Sophia Zacharaki, Deputy Minister of Tourism.
During the announcement ceremony the producers, who saw their wines feature on the 50 Great Greek Wines list, were presented with their awards. The competition part had preceded in Santorini at the beginning of May 2022.
460 wines from 156 wineries were judged to arrive at those featuring on the list of the 50 Great Greek Wines and these will represent our country on the international markets, so as to position Greek wine at the top of the world wine scene.
The internationally acclaimed judges on the tasting panel included Mark Andrews MW (co-founder of Noble Rot Magazine & Restaurants), Lenka Sedlackova MW (Senior Brand Manager Bancroft), Wojciech Bankowski (Wine Writer), Caro Maurer MW (Journalist and Educator), Demetri Walters MW (Wine Consultant) and Stephan Neumann MS (Wine Consultant).
Following the award ceremony Yiannis Karakasis MW, founder of the 50 Great Greek Wines, commented:
“This was the second year the 50 Great Greek Wine establishment awarded some of the best wine efforts of the country, with the aim of substantially promoting the high quality of Greek wine to the international markets. This year, this platform of wine communication and dialogue, under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, made its mark even further with the introduction of gastronomy partners. Restaurants from all around Greece, England, Germany and Cyprus participated.”
The award ceremony was attended by more than 200 select guests and was presented by Nectarios Notis (Founder Notice Content & Services).
Platinum Sponsors of 50 Great Greek Wines include: Alpha Bank, Selene Restaurant & Antique Wine Caves and AON.
Gold Sponsors: Mr Vertigo, Warehouse.
Silver Sponsors: Cava Halari-Cordis, Cava Vegera, Cellier, Faidon’s Athens, Genka, Koropoulis, Kylix, Masterzen, Oenophorum, Riedel, Sommelier’s Choice, Trinity Wines, Cava Fousteris, Deals, Cork Hellas.
Gastronomy Partners: Prism Berlin, Selene, Etrusco, Botrini’s, Ampeli London, Prosilio, Exantas, Fita, Wood, Salis, Mavri Thalassa, Polo Restaurant at Αlasia Hotel, Dionysus Mansion.
Communication Sponsors: Kathimerini, Athens Insider, 2Board, FnB daily, The Likker.
50 GGW is under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and the Greek Wine Industry.
What is 50 Great Greek Wines?
A multi-level platform that aims to highlight and communicate the high quality of Greek wine; a tool in the hands of Greek wine production to assist its dynamic presence outside Greek boundaries. The great winner of this modern venture, centred around showcasing the best Greek wines of the year, is Greek wine altogether.