Peloponnese Wines

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Peloponnese Wines

Peloponnese

Peloponnese is one of the most important wine-producing regions of our country since it has the largest vineyards in Greece. The high mountains divide it into natural small bands with a different microclimate that offer us a wide variety of wines with interesting diversity in colors, aromas and flavors.

Wines and Grape Varieties of Peloponnese

Agiorgitiko (red) and Moschofilero (white), followed by the known varieties Roditis, Mavrodaphne, Moschato, Avgoustiatis, Kydonitsa, Verzami, Mavrostipho and the international varieties Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Gewurtzraminer.

Peloponnese Wine Roads

Nemea, Achaia (with more interesting areas of Aegialia and Kalavrita), Messinia, Ilia, Lakonia, and of Arcadia (Mantineia).
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Antonopoulos Vineyards

Antonopoulos Vineyards was founded by the late, Konstantinos Antonopoulos and his vision lives on and provides inspiration for owner, Yiannis Halikias, who continues the tradition of producing cutting edge wines. The vineyards, located just south of Patras on the slopes of the Achaia mountains, consist of unique indigenous varieties and well adapted French grapes which combine to produce wines that continue to receive the international recognition and acclaim they deserve.

Winery
101 25th Martiou Str.
Paralia Patron
26500 Patra
Tel: +30 2610 525459
e-mail: [email protected]

US Importer
Fantis Foods
60 Triangle Blvd
NJ 07072
Tel: 201 9336200

Domaine Spiropoulos | Peloponnese wines | The Vineyards of Peloponnese | Peloponnese Wine Region | Peloponnese Wine Roads | Wines and Grape Varieties of Peloponnese | Peloponnese wineries | Wines from the Peloponnese

Domaine Spiropoulos

This modern winery and most of the vineyards are located in the heart of Arcadia in Ancient Mantinia with other vineyards in Nemea. The Spiropoulos family, closely associated with winemaking since 1860, has also been pioneering in the production of organic viticulture since 1993. Their high quality wines are produced under the supervision of UC-Davis trained Apostolos Spiropoulos.

Winery:
Artemisio Arcadias
Ancient Mantinia
22100 Arcadia
Tel: +30 27960 61400
Fax: +30 27960 61406
e-mail: [email protected]
www.domainspiropoulos.com

Athens Office
27 Chrisanthemon street
14121 Athens
Tel: +30 210 2845962
Fax: +30 210 2820207

US Importer
Athenee Importers
P.O.Box 2039
Hampstead
NY 11551
Tel: 516 505 4800

Domaine Tselepos

In the mountainous region of Trifilia at an altitude of 500 meters, the dream of winemaker, Konstantinos Tsolis, and viticulturist, Filippos Koukis came to its realization in 1994 with the construction of the modern boutique Konstantinos Winery. Their innovative thinking help bring varieties such as Tempranillo to the Peloponnesian vineyard for the first time and provides the driving force for the production of fine wines from both indigenous and international varieties.

Winery
244 00 Mouzaki Messinia
Tel: +30 27630 22125
e-mail: [email protected]

US Importer
Trireme Imports
13242 Fremington Rd
Huntersville NC 28078
Tel/Fax: 704 8751973
e-mail: [email protected]

Mercouri Estate | Peloponnese wines | The Vineyards of Peloponnese | Peloponnese Wine Region | Peloponnese Wine Roads | Wines and Grape Varieties of Peloponnese | Peloponnese wineries | Wines from the Peloponnese

Mercouri Estate

In the western Peloponnese, near ancient Olympia is the family owned Mercouri Estate with 150 years of history in the production of wine, currants and olive oil. Vassilis and Christos Kanellakopoulos, fourth generation of the Mercouri family, have revived the winemaking tradition of this historic property with the production of distinctively branded products.

Mercouri Estate S.A.
Wine and Olive Oil Producers
GR-271 31 Korakohori Ilia Greece
Tel. : 0030 26210 41601
Fax : 0030 26210 41901

+3026210 41601
[email protected]

www.mercouri.gr

Oenoforos Winery | Peloponnese wines | The Vineyards of Peloponnese | Peloponnese Wine Region | Peloponnese Wine Roads | Wines and Grape Varieties of Peloponnese | Peloponnese wineries | Wines from the Peloponnese

Oenoforos Winery

On the beautiful slopes of Aegio, we find the Oenoforos winery built on five levels, utilizing gravity in order to provide a natural flow for the must. The site was chosen by the Bordeaux trained winemaker Angelos Rouvalis after extensive research of the surrounding area and neighboring vineyards. Rouvalis and his partner Yiannis Karabatsos have had a very positive influence on the development of the wine growing region of Aegialia.

Winery:
251 00 Selinous Aegio
Tel: +30 26910 29415
Fax: +30 26910 60380
e-mail: [email protected]

US Importer
Nestor Imports
225 Broadway Suite 2911
New York NY 10007-3001
Tel: 212 2671133
Fax: 212 2672233

Palivos Estate | Peloponnese wines | The Vineyards of Peloponnese | Peloponnese Wine Region | Peloponnese Wine Roads | Wines and Grape Varieties of Peloponnese | Peloponnese wineries | Wines from the Peloponnese

Palivos Estate

Located in Ancient Nemea, just steps from the temple of Zeus is the Palivos Estate. George Palivos, a third generation winemaker, has carefully selected his vineyards in the heart of Nemea for the production of high quality wines made from local and international grapes.

+30 2746 0 24190
+30 2746 0 20191
20500 ANCIENT NEMEA, CORINTH
 

US Importers:
Stellar Imports
166-23 17TH Road Whitestone,
New York NY11357
Tel: 718 3521180
e-mail: [email protected]

Papantonis Winery | Peloponnese wines | The Vineyards of Peloponnese | Peloponnese Wine Region | Peloponnese Wine Roads | Wines and Grape Varieties of Peloponnese | Peloponnese wineries | Wines from the Peloponnese

Papantonis Winery

Kallie and Anthony Papantonis chose Argos, the region of their birthplace, to build their attractive boutique winery. They selected a location with optimal microclimatic conditions for the cultivation of the Agiorghitiko grape near the village of Malandreni within the AOC region of Nemea.

Winery:
48 Kanari Street
GR-212 00 Argos
Greece
Tel: +30 27510 23620
Fax: +30 27510 24719
e-mail: [email protected]
www.papantonis.gr

US Importer
Emilia Imports
46 Turnbull Drive Rome
GA 30161
Tel: 706 2952778

Domaine Skouras | Peloponnese wines | The Vineyards of Peloponnese | Peloponnese Wine Region | Peloponnese Wine Roads | Wines and Grape Varieties of Peloponnese | Peloponnese wineries | Wines from the Peloponnese

Domaine Skouras

Over the last fifteen years, the Burgundy trained winemaker George Skouras has brought his Domaine to the forefront of Greek Estates producing wines with native and international grapes. Skouras has built one winery near Argos, another in the bucolic village of Gymno, in the AOC region of Nemea and a third is under construction.

Winery:
Domaine Skouras
10th Km Argos-Sterna
21200 Argos
Greece
Tel: +30 27510 23688, 63098, 63688
Fax: +30 27510 23159
e-mail: [email protected]
www.skouraswines.com

US Importer
Diamond Importers
528 Wrightwood Road
Chicago
Ilinois 60614
Tel: 773 546 6211
e-mail: [email protected]

Gaia Wines | Peloponnese wines | The Vineyards of Peloponnese | Peloponnese Wine Region | Peloponnese Wine Roads | Wines and Grape Varieties of Peloponnese | Peloponnese wineries | Wines from the Peloponnese

Gaia Wines

Gaia was founded in 1994 by Leon Karatsalos and Yiannis Paraskevopoulos with a commitment to producing quality wine from the unique indigenous grapes of their native Greece. Both owners have degrees in agronomy from the University of Thessaloniki and Paraskevopoulos also received a Ph.D in Oenology from the University of Bordeaux II. The first wine they produced in 1994 was the AOC Santorini wine, Thalassitis that has become one of their signature wines. Their first vintage yielded less than 10,000 bottles, but as its popularity has grown the production of Thalassitis, made from the noble Assyrtiko grape, now exceeds 100,000 bottles a year.

Winery
22, Themistokleous
15122 Maroussi,
Athens – Greece
Tel: 210 8055642 / 8055643
Fax: 210 8055542
E-mail: [email protected]
www.gaia-wines.gr
Wineries in Nemea and Santorini

US Importer
Athenee Importers
P.O.Box 2039
Hampstead NY 11551
Tel: 516 5054800

Konstantinos Winery | Peloponnese wines | The Vineyards of Peloponnese | Peloponnese Wine Region | Peloponnese Wine Roads | Wines and Grape Varieties of Peloponnese | Peloponnese wineries | Wines from the Peloponnese

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Konstantinos Winery

Located in the mountainous region of Messinia at an altitude of 500 meters, is the dynamic winegrowing area of Trifilia and the Konstantinos Winery with their surrounding vineyards. The vineyards were chosen because of the history of quality that these lands produce. The vineyards total 3500 sq. meters and the winery employs the most up-to-date winemaking technology available including a modern laboratory and wine cellar.

Winery
244 00 Mouzaki Messinia
Tel: +30 27630 22125
e-mail: [email protected]

US Importer
Trireme Imports
13242 Fremington Rd
Huntersville NC 28078
Tel/Fax: 704 8751973
e-mail: [email protected]

Estate Constantin Gofas | Peloponnese wines | The Vineyards of Peloponnese | Peloponnese Wine Region | Peloponnese Wine Roads | Wines and Grape Varieties of Peloponnese | Peloponnese wineries | Wines from the Peloponnese

Estate Constantin Gofas

The Gofas family cultivates its own vineyards and delivers from generation to generation, the principle is lost back in time by creating Estate Constantin Gofas.The control of production until the final stage is the supervision and care of the family and the continuous monitoring of our partner, agronomist George Tsounia. The varieties grown are Agiorgitiko, Malagouzia, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Gris.

Nemea, Greece 20500, Τel: +30 27460 24281
email: [email protected]

Achaia Clauss | Peloponnese wines | The Vineyards of Peloponnese | Peloponnese Wine Region | Peloponnese Wine Roads | Wines and Grape Varieties of Peloponnese | Peloponnese wineries | Wines from the Peloponnese

Achaia Clauss

CHAIA CLAUSS, located on the namesake hill, was founded in 1861 by the Bavarian Gustav Clauss who came to Patras in 1854 to work at a German raisin export company. On one of his trips, he got to know the region and was impressed by its stunning scenery. He initially bought a vineyard of just 15 acres and eventually built the Winecastle, still preserved until today.

Achaia Clauss Wine Co. S.A.
Petroto Patron, 26500 Patras
T.: +30 2610 580100
F.: +30 2610 325051
M.: [email protected]
W.: clauss.gr

Aivalis Winery | Peloponnese wines | The Vineyards of Peloponnese | Peloponnese Wine Region | Peloponnese Wine Roads | Wines and Grape Varieties of Peloponnese | Peloponnese wineries | Wines from the Peloponnese

Aivalis Winery

In our vineyards total area of ​​35 acres cultivated varieties AGIORGITIKO, SYRAH, CABERNET, MERLOT.

In recent years, the winery, wine and white wines of high quality varieties CHARDONNAY, SAUVIGNON BLANC, ASSYRTIKO.

The winery also works with contracted growers who follow the strict rules governing philosophy of the culture of the winery in order to produce high quality products in very low yields of 200-600 pounds per acre.

Aivalis Estate.
4th Km Nemea-Petri Avenue,
20500 Nemea.
T.: +30 27520 21175
F.: +30 27520 29641

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Bizios Estate

Bizios Estate is the passion of Elias Bizios, a second generation viticulturist who envisioned making his own wine from the family grown vines. The Estate wines express this vision in an elegant and lavish manner, embodying the characteristics of a unique yet unexploited terroir.

Bizios Estate
Asprokampos 20500 Nemea
T.: +030 27460 51426
F.: +030 27460-51101
Mob:. +030 6977308767
M.: [email protected]
W.: biziosestate.gr

Boutari Winery | Peloponnese wines | The Vineyards of Peloponnese | Peloponnese Wine Region | Peloponnese Wine Roads | Wines and Grape Varieties of Peloponnese | Peloponnese wineries | Wines from the Peloponnese

Boutari Winery

The winery is located outside Tripoli. It is one of the oldest organized wineries and its presence has been vital for the preservation and expansion of viticulture in the region. Its extension in recent years and constant modernization go hand in hand with the leading role the company holds in this zone and expresses clearly the company’s philosophy on quality.

Boutari Winery, Mantinia, Tripoli
T.: +30 2710 411 477
F.: +30 2710 411 777
M.: [email protected]
W.: boutari.gr

Brintzikis wines | Peloponnese wines | The Vineyards of Peloponnese | Peloponnese Wine Region | Peloponnese Wine Roads | Wines and Grape Varieties of Peloponnese | Peloponnese wineries | Wines from the Peloponnese

Brintzikis wines

Ktima Brintziki it’s located in the western Peloponnese, nearby the village Lantzoi in Ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games and one of the most sacred places of ancient Greece.

In 1994 Brintziki’s Family, established the winery. The vision is to create unique wines which are defined by the special characteristics of the region, famous for its vineyards. The clay soils, enriched with the moisture of the local Rivers and Creeks creates an ideal microclimate.

Brintzikis Estate
Pyrgos, Ilia 27100
T.: +30 2621 069183
F.:+ 30 2621 069283
M.: [email protected]
W.: brintzikis.com

Cavino S.A. | Peloponnese wines | The Vineyards of Peloponnese | Peloponnese Wine Region | Peloponnese Wine Roads | Wines and Grape Varieties of Peloponnese | Peloponnese wineries | Wines from the Peloponnese

Cavino S.A.

CAVINO S.A. was established in 1958 in Aigio city in Peloponnese by Constantinos Anastassiou and Ioannis Douskas. Initially winery but soon also distillery together and climate controlled warehouses completed modern infrastructure of the company.

Today, CAVINO, being a national leader in production and exports of wines and traditional Greek spirit Ouzo, produces more than 8,5 mln bottles of wines and 6,5 mln bottles of Ouzo annually. The total sales turn-over reached up to 16 mln Euros in 2010 continuing its stable growth.

CAVINO Winery & Distillery S.A.

Gefira Meganiti, 25100 Aigio, Greece

Tel: +30 26910 72003, +30 26910 72004

Fax: +30 26910 71201

E-mail: [email protected]
CAVINO Exports & Marketing Office

Eleftheron Poliorkimenon 18,
15125, Marousi, Athens Greece

Tel: +30 210 3478601,

Fax: +30 210 3478602

E-mail: [email protected]

Dereskos Domaine | Peloponnese wines | The Vineyards of Peloponnese | Peloponnese Wine Region | Peloponnese Wine Roads | Wines and Grape Varieties of Peloponnese | Peloponnese wineries | Wines from the Peloponnese

Dereskos Domaine

Domaine Dereskos was founded in municipality of Messinia Gargaliani since 1994.The place is near by the historical Pylos town in southwest Peloponnese.

The family vineyards are a part of southwest zone of Messinia, a traditional wine cultivation zone. Domaine Dereskos is highlighting to the special characteristics of the vines into this zone, in order to produce quality regional wines (vin de pays).
Domaine is also member of the Greek Wine Association and the Association of the Wine Roads of Peloponnese.

Domaine Dereskos
Floka, 244 00, Messinia
T.: +30 6977 474 484
M.: [email protected]
W.: domainedereskos.gr

Kokkalis Estate | Peloponnese wines | The Vineyards of Peloponnese | Peloponnese Wine Region | Peloponnese Wine Roads | Wines and Grape Varieties of Peloponnese | Peloponnese wineries | Wines from the Peloponnese

Kokkalis Estate

The story of Christos Kokkalis is well known – he is the man who was a pharmacist in Germany for most of his life, then decided to sell out and start making wine in Greece. He wanted to show the world that great quality could be produced in Greece. He had no prior winemaking knowledge and took his chance. He produces 3 labels: 1) MOVA, an Agiorgitiko/Cabernet Sauvignon blend; 2) Syrah; and 3) Trilogia, a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. All wines are stunning; Trilogia has become an icon that regularly outdoes French Grand Cru wines under blind tasting conditions. (Courtesy Elloinos).

Christos Kokkalis
Skafidia, 27100 Ilia
T.: +30 26210 54069
M.: [email protected]
W.: christoskokkalis.de

Patras Mavrodaphne | Peloponnese wines | The Vineyards of Peloponnese | Peloponnese Wine Region | Peloponnese Wine Roads | Wines and Grape Varieties of Peloponnese | Peloponnese wineries | Wines from the Peloponnese

Patras Mavrodaphne

The “Mavrodaphne of Patras” wine rightfully encompasses the highest quality class in Greece, as the Mavrodaphne grape variety has all the potential to provide exceptional sweet wines.

Mavrodaphne Karela is produced from wining 100% “Mavrodaphne” variety grapes, when the law allows using just 50% currants to produce “Mavrodaphne of Patras”. The vines are grown within a specific geographic area and the wine produced falls in the Protected Designation of Origin PDO category.

The company Karela tries to promote Mavrodaphne through many activities, such as participation in International Competitions, International Exhibitions and trade missions, tastings, etc. especially in the last decade.

Georgios J. Karellas A.V.E.E
41-43, Skagiopouliou Str.
Patras, 262 22
T.: +30 2610 321 000
M.: [email protected]
W.: mavrodaphne.gr

Inomessiniaki Winery | Peloponnese wines | The Vineyards of Peloponnese | Peloponnese Wine Region | Peloponnese Wine Roads | Wines and Grape Varieties of Peloponnese | Peloponnese wineries | Wines from the Peloponnese

Inomessiniaki Winery

Inomessiniaki Winery was established in 1998 at the capital city of Messinia region, Kalamata. A modern but very promising vinification unit fully automated and equipped with the finest vinification technology available today, aiming to exploit in the best way the exceptional grape varieties of Messinia region combining the vinification tradition of the terroir with the contemporary oenological science.

Each year we strictly collect the best harvests of the Messinian vineyards, where local and international grape varieties prosper (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay) and the best grapes of the well known Greek vine production areas, V.Q.P.R.D. ‘Mantinia’ (Moschofilero) and the V.Q.P.R.D. ‘Nemea’ (Agiorgitiko). Our exceptional wines mature under ideal conditions in the wine cellar of the company in French oak barrels for at least one year, in order to acquire their rich “body” culminating to the peak of their aromatic bouquet and strength.

Inomessiniaki Wines
6th klm Kalamata-Messinis
24100 Kalamata
T.: +30 2710 69905
M.: [email protected]
W.: inomessiniaki.gr

Evritos Winery | Peloponnese wines | The Vineyards of Peloponnese | Peloponnese Wine Region | Peloponnese Wine Roads | Wines and Grape Varieties of Peloponnese | Peloponnese wineries | Wines from the Peloponnese

Evritos Winery

Sunny Messinia, one of the most south-western parts of Greece, with its many-kilometres-long unique beaches embraced by the azure water of the Mediterranean, is a centre of attraction for thousands of tourists every year.

In 2006, the winery styled Eyrytus is passed to the hands of the third generation of Tsopelakos family. Demosthenes Tsopelakos, loyal to the tradition, and relying on the top quality products his family has been offering the area over the years, upgrades the existing winemaking unit, making it a modern plant which meets the quality and safety specifications of our time.

Evritos Winery
4th km Nat.rd. Tsakona-kalo nero
Messinia
T.: +30 2724 022435
M.: [email protected]
W.: evritos.com

Gioulis Domaine | Peloponnese wines | The Vineyards of Peloponnese | Peloponnese Wine Region | Peloponnese Wine Roads | Wines and Grape Varieties of Peloponnese | Peloponnese wineries | Wines from the Peloponnese

Gioulis Domaine

In 1993, George Giouls, agronomist and oenologist (university of Bordeaux II), having considered the characteristics of this mountainous region, established in Klimenti, place of his origin, the winery Domaine Gioulis and planted his first vineyard of Cabernet Sauvignon vines. This vineyard is regarded as one of the first certified organic vineyards in Greece.

Domaine Gioulis
Klimenti, 20017 Korinthos
T.: +30 27420 33223
M.: [email protected]
W.: domainegioulis.gr

Egkalos Company | Peloponnese wines | The Vineyards of Peloponnese | Peloponnese Wine Region | Peloponnese Wine Roads | Wines and Grape Varieties of Peloponnese | Peloponnese wineries | Wines from the Peloponnese

Egkalos Company

“Egkalos” Company was established in 2011 and its activity includes production, standardization and trading with wine and olive oil, products of the soil of Mountainous Arcadia, and named after the homonymous region in Tropea. Aiming to combine the traditional cultivation methods with the modern quality standards in the most efficient way, we created very modern facilities for the production of our products – wines and olive oil.

Egkalos
Bertsia
22008 Tropea, Arcadia
T.: +30 27970 22200
M.: [email protected]
W.: egkalos.gr

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