Sarris Winery Robola of Kefalonia
There is a small Greek island in the Ionian Sea called Kefalonia—it is one of the leading candidates under examination as the possible true homeland of Odysseus. If this were to be true, it would help explain Odysseus’s unwavering persistence in finding his way home as the wines from this island are outstanding. Grown at an elevation of 700 meters on the slopes of a limestone mountain, Mount Ainos, this wine of the native grape Robola is said to be Greece’s minerally, citrus-forward answer to Chablis. It pairs tremendously well with the local Kefalonian dish of fried cod in butter with garlic mashed potatoes. This is a New England summer seafood dinner wine if there ever was one.