The Nemeion Estate Winery, where guided tours and wine tastings take place, is a true work of art: Minimal but impressive it extends in 5 levels, with no windows. Two atriums allow the natural light to reach the underground cellar of the winery.
In the basement, besides the production area, there is the reception as well as a wine museum painstakingly created by the estate owner Giorgos Vassiliou.
George Vassiliou is the 3rd generation winemaker and oenologist based in Greece producing wines from indigenous Greek varieties. It is in his two wineries, Domaine Vassiliou in Koropi, Attica and Nemeion Estate in Nemea, Peloponnese that the family’s efforts started in the year 1905 for the production of high-quality wines that are now exported around the world.
It was the year 2004 that George Vassiliou created his first «Hgemon/Sovereign» Nemea Grand Reserve and «Nemeion Estate» Nemea Reserve fine wines at the only, of that time, an isobaric winery in the country.
The vineyards, composed by 80.000 vines, are sited at 400 to 600 m above sea level. The microclimate, the soil and the waters in Nemea, create the ideal environment for the cultivation of Agiorgitiko, one of the best and most ancient varieties in the world, in the respective PDO zone.
The vineyards are organically cultivated, certified by “ΔΗΩ”. 20% of the Seguin Moreau & Berthomieu barriques are renewed every year which leads to a total renewal of the cave within five years. Nemeion Estates only produces wines that mature in barriques and age in the bottle for many years without any compromise in quality.