By popular demand, Greece ‘s leading wines of Greece are back in Australia from 07 – 25 June with a score of the country ‘s celebrated wines and latest vintages, from famed terroirs and up – and – coming regions. To mark their fourth roadshow in Australia, Greek Master of Wine, Yannis Karakasis MW, will debut the Hellenic ‘s first masterclass in Brisbane, alongside returning visits to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. This year ‘s line up of trade and consumer events will explore the topics: Greece’s most exciting terroirs – a case of authenticity and individuality, non Greek wines – indigenous varieties and fascinating terroirs, the Greek rose revolution and natural wines of Greece. The demand for Greek wines has incurred a 20 per cent oncrease in sales in Australia over the last four years, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority, with many Greek wines has incurred a 20 per-cent increase in sales in Australia over the last four years, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority, with many Greek wines now available by the glass in great restaurants around the country. “Only a decate ago, few had heard about assyrtico, Santorini or malagousia”, says Karakasis. “Today these terroirs and varieties are the centre of attention for many wine drinkers in Australia, which is a credit to the work of inspiring Greek winemakers and vignerons”. Wines of Greece will show Australia an extensive range of the country’s diverse wine styles and grape varietals, inclunding Greece ‘s native xinomavro, agiorgitiko and limniona. This year ‘ s tour will also highlight the new generation of Greek viticulture which draws on traditional winemaking techniques, such as minimal intervetion production, biodynamic farmng, and amphora ageing. Greece enjoys one of the most diverse winemaking landscapes in the world, with a range of soil types from limestone in Nemea and Cephallonia, schist in Naoussa and Rapsani, to granite and volcanic soils in the Aegean islands. Greek wines champion a true sence of place – reflecting a diversity of micro – climates and wealth of indogenous varieties – which is helping to cemente Greece ‘s global reputation for producing some of the world ‘s most unique and expressive wines. Consumers will also have the opportunity to taste the wines at four events, the Greek wine extravaganza, Oinofilia at Sydney ‘s Commune on Saturday, 23 June and Melbourne ‘s Collingwood Town Hall on Sunday, 24 June (held by the team behind Pinot Palooza and Game of Rhones), as well as at Georges on Waymouth in Adelaide on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 June. Trade will be invited to sample the selection from visiting vintners at Oinofilia during an exclusive preview, spaces limited. Wines of Greece President Vangelis Argyris says the Wines of Greece team is looking forward to returning to Australia for a fourth time.