Wine Enthusiast magazine says the Peloponnese region was once the land of gods; now, it is simply paradise. The Peloponnese, a small peninsula in southern Greece, is perhaps best known historically for Paris of Troy’s elopement with Helen, queen of Sparta, which triggered the Trojan War, for being the place from which the Argonauts sailed in search of the Golden Fleece, or for being conquered by the hero Pelops, from which the peninsula gets its name.
But the infamy of the Peloponnesian legends has long since given way to the fame of its food and drink. The olive tree, Greece’s most important tree, grows nearly everywhere. While its fruit defines the whole of Greek cuisine, another fruit – grapes – defines Greek drink. From crisp fruity whites, to elegant dry roses, to full body reds and delicious sweet wines, the Peloponnese has a wine to please your palate.
In the Peloponnese, you will find a range of many different styles of wine to satisfy everyone’s taste and filoxenia (hospitality), all in a place that is simply like nowhere else on earth.
Learn about a few off-the-beaten-path places in the Peloponnese that hold the best places to explore the unique produce and wine Greece has to offer: A Wine Lover’s Guide to Greece’s Peloponnese.