Western Greece is well-known for the production of exceptional and fabled wines, the majority of which is produced in Achaea.
The vineyards of Achaea cover an expanse of 16,000 acres and produce four PDO wines. The unique white fruity wine Patras with Appellation of Origin of High Quality indication is produced from the Roditis variety. The other three are sweet wines: the Moscato of Patras, the Moscato of Rio Patras and the internationally known Mavrodaphne of Patras. The two types of Moscato are produced from the white grape known as Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, while Mavrodaphne comes from the homonym grape and also from the black Corinth raisin.
In the region of Aigialeia and more specifically at the hillsides of Panachaiko Mountain and of Helmos, the local vineyards “are basking” in the breeziness of the region’s streams. Most familiar in the region are the varieties Roditis, Lagorthi, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Around the city of Pyrgos, is cultivated the variety Refosco. It is a red grape coming from north Italy that, along with Mavrodaphne, gives the local Wines of Letrina. In the region, we can also find the varieties Roditis, Fileri, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Grenach Rouge that give the local wines of Pissatida and Eleia.