PGI Achaia

The PGI Achaia zone (est.2004) comprises the district of Achaia, in Peloponnese’s northwestern part. Zone vineyards must be planted at altitudes ranging from 20 to 700 meters.

Achaia is one of
Greece’s most important winegrowing zones with four PDO wines produced within the zone’s boundaries (PDO Patras, PDO Muscat of Patras, PDO Muscat of Rio Patras and PDO Mavrodaphne of Patras). Apart from the usual PDO varieties (Roditis, Muscat White, and Mavrodaphne) cultivated in Achaia, there are also a number of other Greek and international varieties successfully cultivated and included in the PGI Achaia zone. A 2008 revision, which broadened the zone’s vine selection, also launched the area’s noteworthy effort to revive the much promising native red variety Kalavrytino Black, as well as the Lagorthi white variety whose quality is well known. There are nine area wineries producing PGI Achaia wines.  

Varieties

Athiri, Assyrtiko, Lagorthi, Malagousia, Muscat White, Roditis, Robola, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Trebbiano, Kalavrytino Black, Mavrodaphne, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Rouge, Merlot, Syrah.

Wine types

  • Dry, medium dry, medium sweet, sweet white
  • Dry, medium dry rosé
  • Dry red