The Greek winery in the appellation Nemea
on the island Peloponnese
was founded in 1876 by the grandfather of the current owner Athanassios Papaïoannou. Athanassios is considered one of the best winemakers in Greece, his son George also works on the farm. Particular attention is paid to cultivating the vines in a way that is suitable for the soil. The vineyards cover 55 hectares of vineyards, with the main variety grown to 80% Agiorgitiko
, the remaining 20% are planted with Assyrtiko, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malagousiá, Lagorthi, Pinot Noir, Roditis and Sauvignon Blanc. Another 35 mostly autochthonous Greek varieties are being experimented with. The flagships are the OPAP Nemea red wines Palea Klimata Agiorgitiko from vines planted in the early 1970s (Palea Klimata = old vines) and Agiorgitiko from selected grapes. The white wines Asyrtiko Playies Ai-Liá Vareli and Fumé (Chardonnay) are also worth mentioning. Around 350,000 bottles of wine are produced annually.