The PGI Messinia (ΠΓΕ Μεσσηνία) zone (est.1989) comprises the homonymous district in Peloponnese’s southwestern section. Zone vineyards must be planted at altitudes exceeding 50m.
Messinia is one of Greece’s most important winegrowing areas. Numerous varieties, mainly of foreign origin, have been successfully cultivated in its western part -which overlooks the Ionian Sea- for years, and grapes are supplied to many wineries even outside the district. It is worth noting the systematic efforts of recent years to produce monovarietal wines from the local Fileri white variety (or rather a clone of Moschofilero).
White Wines: Assyrtiko, Lagorthi, Roditis, Fileri, Arintho, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Ugni Blanc (max 20%).
Red Wines: Fokiano (max 20%), Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carignan, Grenache Rouge, Merlot
- Dry white
- Dry red