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From the word ‘Autochthonous‘ (meaning ‘indigenous’ or ‘native’) and ‘Oinos‘ (the Greek word for wine), Autochthoinos introduces you to the world of autochthonous varieties.

  • Autochthonous – “formed or originating in the place where found.”
  • Oinos – the Greek word for wine.

Autochthoinos provides a wealth of reviews and background information on some of the wine world’s lesser known grape sorts.

Though it is estimated that there are some 1,368 vine varieties are currently being used to make commercially-circulated wine, most wine drinkers are familiar with only a small fraction of these – typically, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot.

Yet from Pošip to Prokupac, Graševina to Grüner Veltliner, there are a host of autochthonous sorts that remain largely unknown beyond those very countries in which they are grown; countries that themselves are not regarded as wine producers in their own right.

Through tasting notes and insights into the viticulture of a broad swathe of countries, Autochthoinos hopes to introduce its readers to the wider world of wine! We welcome all recommendations – for new grapes, new vineyards and new means of production – and encourage you to contribute any insights you have to share!

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