Greek Wedding Wines: If you’re planning a wedding this year and love wine, you may be thinking of getting married in a wine region.
The Greek island of Cephalonia (Κεφαλονιά) is a holiday and wedding hotspot due to the unspoilt mountainous landscape, hidden rocky coves, turquoise sea and not least, excellent local wine.
The Robola Co-operative at San Gerasimo, in the centre, processes much of the 300 hectares of the indigenous white variety, Robola.
The award winning wines vary from simple, lemony and light, to complex, elegant and Chablis-like, when made from organic grapes grown at high altitude, the tiny bush vines giving intense, minerally concentration.
Other varieties grown on the island are white Tsaoussi, Vostilidi, Mothinios and red Mavrodaphne and Agiorgitiko.
For more info see the co-op website Robola and the UK importer’s website Salonica Wines. See an article on Greek wines and the US, here. For extensive info on Greek winemakers and the regions, see here.
Waitrose has a good value dry rosé made from the fruity red grape Xynomavro. One of Greece’s best whites, Wild Ferment Assyrtiko by Gaia is available from Strictly Wine.