The Wine Round Table
A small chapel in Nemea, a small town in the east of the Greek peninsula Peloponnese gave it one of its many names: St. George's Vine. It refers to the Aghiorghitiko, a red wine grape that has its home in the area around Nemea. Other names are Mavroudi (simply means black and also exists as an official grape variety, but it is not identical to the Agiorghitiko) or simply Nemea grape.
The Agiorghitiko is one of about 500 autochthonous Greek grape varieties. At an altitude of about 500 metres, it produces wines that do not have to fear international comparison with international grape varieties such as Cabernet & Co. However, I have never found any wines worth mentioning made from this variety outside of its homeland around Nemea.