Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing countries in the world, the wines have evolved deeply rooted in history and culture, and there is pride in their native varieties with which they demonstrate outstanding wines. Greece has a large domestic market with wine integral to daily life, In the 1980s there was a shift that saw an increase in exporting wine, creating huge developments focusing on quality. Greece is still a well-kept secret amongst wine lovers who gleefully allow those to associate Greece with Retsina, compared to the Crisp and zingy wines that embody a Mediterranean climate and the rich and complex wines from the volcanic soils of Santorini. Currently, around 50% of Greek vineyards are using organic methods, this is because Greece benefits from many of the conditions necessary for organic farming: the temperate climate, the landscape, and the small size of wine farms.
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