Greece: Nemea, the Triumph of Agiorgitiko

Greece: Nemea, the Triumph of Agiorgitiko

The triumph of Hercules at Nemea originally made the region famous; today it is the local wine-makers that trimuph!

In Nemea, in the district of Corinth, viticulture began early. Homer refers to the region as “ampeloessa”, meaning covered with vines. Today, the region is the main vinic area of the country.

The VQPRD region of Nemea includes 22,000 acres of vineyards, where the local “Agiorgitiko” is the main variety cultivated. “Agiorgitiko” includes several deep, red wines and multiple aromas. Due to its great ability to age, it is a wine with much potential in the market abroad, where red wines are highly appreciated. The main aromas are of red and black fruits, and the discreet wood flavour is delightfully maintained after the aging process.

Nemea was probably the first area in the country to officially open its gates to the global wine market. Today most of the wine factories in the area are open to the public, making Nemea a favoured destination.

Wineries to visit:

ZACHARIAS VINEYARDS
Nemea-Petriou st.
205 00 Nemea
Tel.: 274 602 2826, 274 602 2667
Fax: 2746023579
Correspondence: Voutza 42, 162 31 Vironas
E-mail: info@zacharias.com.gr

ESTATE PAPAIOANNOU
A. & G. Papaioannou
GR 20500 Ancient Nemea / Corinthia
tel: 2746023138
fax: 2746023368
E-mail: info@papaioannouwines.gr

AOS NEMEAS
130 Papakonstantinou Ave., 205 00 Nemea
Tel: 274 602 2210, 274 602 2845, 274 602 3059
Fax: 274 602 3052
E-mail: winenemea@otenet.gr

GAIA WINES S.A.
205 00 Koutsi Nemea
Tel: 210 805 5642-3 (γραφείο), 274 602 2057 (οινοποιείο)
Fax: 210 805 5542 (γραφείο), 274 602 2067 (οινοποιείο)
E-mail: gaiawine@acci.gr
Correspondence: Themistokleous 22, 151 22 Marousi

KATOGI-STROFILIA
205 00 Asprokampos, Nemea
Marathonodromon 59, 154-52 P.Psychiko
Tel.: 210 677 8244
Fax: 210 671 5543
E-mail: averoff@otenet.gr

ESTATE CONSTANTIN GOFAS
205 00 Nemea, N.Eystathiou 8,
Tel: 274 602 4281
Fax: 274 602 0045
Supervisor, Agriculturist: Costas Gofas
E-mail: gofaswines@yahoo.gr

TSELEPOS ESTATE
Offices: Matamadou 9a, 151 26 Marousi
Tel: 210 613 6563, 271 054 4440
Fax: 210 803 0319, 271 054 4460
E-mail: tselepos@acn.gr

KTIMA LANTIDES ESTATE
205 00 Xerokampos Nemea
Tel: 274 602 4056, 210 654 4905
Fax: 210 654 4905
Correspondence: B.Mela 5a, 155 62 Holargos
E-mail: lantideswines@hotmail.com

MITRAVELAS ESTATE
Christopoulou 23, 205 00 Nemea
Tel: 274 602 3028, 274 602 2293, 697 419 1818
Fax: 274 602 4144
E-mail: kmitravelas@altecnet.gr

PALIVOU ESTATE
205 00 Anc. Nemea Nemea
Tel: 274 602 4190
Fax: 274 602 0191
E-mail: palivos@nethouse.gr

PIRGAKIS ESTATE
205 00 Asprokampos Nemea, Corinth
Tel: 274 605 1364, 694 650 3082
Fax: 274 605 1364
E-mail: kpwines@otenet.gr

RAPTI ESTATE
205 00 Leontio Nemea
Tel: 274 606 1700, 274 606 1325, 274 606 1211
Fax: 274 606 1701
E-mail: ktimarapti@yahoo.grcraptis@aias.gr

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