The Culture of Agiorgitiko Wine in Nemea
Private tour available upon request! A full-day tour to the wine making region of Nemea.
The heart of the wine region of Nemea was known in classical antiquity as ‘the Land of Phliasia”, and its wine was popular to an ‘international’ audience who flocked to the ancient Nemean Games, one of the most important events in Greek antiquity. Over the years, Phliasion wine became known as Agiorgitiko, “dark, strong, the best wine in Moria” as found in many foreign travelers’ journals of the 18th and 19th century.
Today, Nemea is the largest zone producing Protected Designation of Origin wine in Greece, and its rich vineyard cultivation proves why Homer called it Ampelóessa, meaning “full of vines”.
Key highlights of this journey:
– Visit to the archaeological site of Nemea, the impressive Stadium and the museum
– Learn about the making of one of the oldest indigenous grapes in Greece, the Nemea – Agiorgitiko
– Meet with the vine makers and learn about the wine making tradition
– Taste awarded wines by visiting local vineyards
– Taste local delicacies made by pure grape syrup, petimezi produced from Agiorgitiko grapes
– OPTIONAL: Wine Tasting Dinner with premium wines from the area of Nemea, at an old house garden, in Kifissia.
Departure6 Filellinon Street, Syntagma Square
Departure TimePlease arrive by 8:45 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM.
Dress CodeCasual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, sun screen.
Here is a map with the places we visit during this half day tour