A celebration of the food and New Wines of Greece
The Greeks might not have invented wine, but they’ve been making it, pretty damn well we might add, for a helluva long time. The Greek word for wine, oinos, forms part of the term oinofilia which actually means “a love of wine”. If you’re an oenophile, you’re someone who loves wine.
We have the largest Greek population in Melbourne outside of Greece itself, and they’ve brought us gyros and souvlaki, dolmades, saganaki, fetta and haloumi, and more.
They’ve also brought us Assyrtiko, Moschofilero and Xinomavro, and Vidiano, Savatiano and Kotsifali. We bet you’re not as familiar with this lot as you are with the former. But that’s where we come in.
OINOFILIA is a one-day festival celebrating the wines and food of Greece. We have 19 producers from Greece showing off over 80 different Greek wines, giving you a chance to taste and learn and discover what this wonderful country has to offer.
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Get to know your Red Greek Grape Varieties
AGIORGITIKO The most notable variety of Nemea. These wines stand out for their deep rep colour and aromatic complexity. Soft tannins in combination with acidity allow for both fresh, aromatic,…Read More
Get to know your White Greek Grape Varieties
AIDANI Steely, elegant oral wines, with fresh acidity and round texture. Mainly found in the Cyclades Islands and most commonly used in Santorini blends to round out and soften the…Read More
Easy to Drink, Hard to Pronounce…
Greek wines are easy to drink, but, for the uninitiated, they can be hard to pronounce. We asked a few wine lovers to give it a go… OINOFILIA presents: Pronouncing…Read More
Don’t worry too much if you haven’t heard of many (or any!) of these wines before. It’s what Oinofilia is all about – bringing you a selection of great wines…Read More
There’s a phrase used in Greece, “strosse to trapezi”, which means “Let’s set the table”. Food is such an important part of Greek culture – next to family, it’s the…Read More