Grenache is an old wine grape variety of Spanish origin, known since the 15th century. It is cultivated in France (94000 ha, together with the variations Grenache blanc, Grenache gris), Spain (95000 ha), Italy (11500 ha), Tunisia (9000 ha) and elsewhere. In Greece, it was imported more than 30 years ago and today, it occupies a surface area of 200 ha approximately. The cultivation of Grenache is recommended for the viticultural areas of Dodecanese, Thrace, Crete, Prefectures of Achaia, Elia, Messinia, Attica, Piraeus, Evvoia, Viotia, Fthiotida, Larissa, Thessaloniki, Chalkidiki, Kilkis, Pieria and Drama, while it is allowed for Prefectures of Kavala, Magnisia, Trikala. Grenache is known with various synonyms, such as Garnacha, Garnacha tinta, Granache, Alicante, Grenache rouge, Grenache noir, Tinto aragonés and other names.