The PGI Thassos (ΠΓΕ Θάσος) zone covers the entire island district of the same name in the northern Aegean Sea. The vineyards must be at altitudes of over 50 m.
Thassos wines were among the best-known in antiquity. Besides, the oldest sign indicating the existence of a wine trade has been found in Thassos. When Greece was under Turkish occupation, wine production in Thassos was so great that the taxes to the Sultan were paid in wine rather than money. Following the phylloxera blight, the Thassos vineyards were replanted mainly with table varieties and supplied Kavala, which had not yet developed its own viticulture. Nowadays, the area of cultivable vineyards in Thassos is rather small, but able to produce high quality wines on the same standard of the well-known PDO Thassos olives and PGI Thassos olive oil.
White wines: Assyrtiko, Muscat of Alexandria, Chardonnay
Red wines: Limnio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.
Rosé wines: produced from the varieties that produce white and red wine
- Dry white
- Dry rosé
- Dry red