Wines from Greece have a very long history. Red and white wines were being produced in Greece before vines were introduced to the European continent. The famous Greek wines Retsina and Mavrodafni are what most consider wines from Greece, but there is much more and at affordable prices. Greece has 20 major wine regions. Greek wines are lusty and exciting, with a different kind of wine coming from almost every vineyard. Most are small winemakers and their vineyards are from prior generations. Because Greek wines are not in great demand yet, they generally come at very reasonable prices. While it's hard to distinguish a Greek table wine from those of Italy and France, their price is less because they are made from unfamiliar varietals with names like Xynomavro and Agiorgitiko.