Semeli Estate

Κτήμα Semeli • Semeli Estate

With its name turning us back to Greek roots and mythology (Semele was the mother of Dionysus, the God of vines, wines, and revelries) Semeli Estate follows a highly successful course inside and outside the Greek borders. We have just to remember that in 2018 the distinctions exceeded every former record: 11 wines won 61 medals in 10 different International Wine Competitions!

How can we introduce visitors to Semeli Estate’s profile?

On the famous Koutsi of Nemea, at 600 m. of altitude, in one of the most qualitative vineyards of the country, Semeli Estate at accenting the high-quality potential of the area’s vineyard, as well as supporting the local economy. Its operation started in 1979 and since then, it has evolved in one of the country’s most significant wine-making units, as much for its advanced facilities as for its high-quality production.

In 2003 the modern winery starts running for the first time, in which great care is given as far as gently handling of the grape and wine is concerned, making good use of the inclined ground and gravity to prevent mechanical stress.

Semeli Estate

Nowadays, Semeli’s vineyard has more than 120 acres, belonging to the Estate itself as well as collaborating vine-growers in the P.D.O. regions of Nemea, Mantinea and other Peloponnesian terrains, while it is expected to get doubled within the next 5 years.

What should the visitors expect to experience in Semeli Estate?

Firstly, the estate’s innovative layout, which is allowing it to blend naturally with the surrounding landscape, together with the accommodation areas and the magnificent view all head to an encounter with pleasure.

All the above are combined with a tour through the production area, where the process of grape collection and vinification is recounted and a visit to the bottling area and cellar, where the wine maturation process is described.

Tasting

Finally, the whole experience is completed with one of the 3 wine-tasting programs, designed from the Estate’s enologists, to taste Semeli’s wine collection:

# SEMELIWINEEXPERIENCE I

• Semeli Mantinia 2018 (Moschofilero)
• Semeli Aetheria 2018 (Malagousia / Chardonnay)
• Semeli Oreinos Helios Rose 2018 (Αgiorgitiko)
• Semeli Nemea Reserve 2016 (Αgiorgitiko)
Duration of Tour 60 minutes
Cost: 8€ /person

# SEMELIWINEEXPERIENCE II

• Semeli Mantinia 2018 (Moschofilero)
• Semeli Aetheria 2018 (Malagousia / Chardonnay)
• Semeli Delear 2018 (Syrah / Grenache Rouge)
• Semeli Nemea Reserve 2016 (Αgiorgitiko)
• Semeli Epitome 2016 (Syrah / Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon)
Duration of Tour 60 minutes
Cost: 15€ /person

# SEMELIWINEEXPERIENCE II PLUS

• Semeli Mantinia 2018 (Moschofilero)
• Semeli Aetheria 2018 (Malagousia / Chardonnay)
• Semeli Delear 2018 (Syrah / Grenache Rouge)
• Semeli Nemea Reserve 2016 (Αgiorgitiko)
• Semeli Epitome 2016 (Syrah / Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon)
• Semeli Nemea Grande Reserve 2014 (Αgiorgitiko)
• Semeli Thea Mantinia 2018 (Moschofilero)
Duration of Tour 60 to 90 minutes
Cost: 20€ /person

  • Please note: All prices are VAT inclusive.
  • Wine-tasting programs can be paired with multi-course gourmet meals after reservation.
  • Semeli Winery wears the “Open to the Public” badge.

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OPERATION HOURS:
Monday to Friday → 10:00 to 16:00
Saturday and Sunday → 11:00 to 17:00

ADDRESS:
Koutsi, ZIP 20500, Nemea, Peloponnese, Greece

CONTACT:
Telephone: +30 6985161414 • Email: hospitality@semeliestate.gr • Website: www.semeliestate.gr

Which two labels should visitors take with them, as a reminder of their visit?

Aromatic Mantinia and rich Nemea Reserve.

Mantinia Semeli

Mantinia comes from the variety called Moscofilero in the region of Zevgolatio in Mantinea and has the P.D.O. indication. Its vineyard is located in 650 m. of altitude and for its production there has been followed a classical white fermentation at a steady temperature of 17-18°C. The color of the wine is bright yellow-green with elegant aromas of flowers, such as lemon blossom, citrus, and roses. The mouth is rich and fruity with a long aromatic aftertaste that matches perfectly with seafood, seashells and fish with lemon sauces, as well as Asian cuisine.

Nemea Reserve comes from the red variety of Agiorgitiko, which is cultivated at the Estate’s vineyards in Nemea. It also has a P.D.O. indication and it matures in French oak barrels for 12 months. Its color is deep red, bright and youthful, with notable density. The nose is intense, complex and deep with balanced aromas of spice, fruit, and oak. Full-bodied, smooth and balanced in the mouth with a long aftertaste, it finds its perfect match in red meats, grills, pasta with red sauces and selection of cheeses.

Nemea Reserve Semeli

What are the highlights of the wider region that visitors should not miss?

Semeli Estate is located in one of the leading wine regions of the country counting 2.500 years of tradition. In addition to the beautiful view of the mountainous valley verdant with vines, cypresses and olive trees, it has an easy access to archaeological sites and historical or cultural monuments of universal range: the Temple of Zeus, the Ancient Stadium and Ancient Nemea Museum, the Ancient Theater at Epidavros, the Acropolis of Mycenae, the charming neoclassical city of Nafplion and of course the Stymphalia Environmental Museum.

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NOTE: Winery’s services along with prices and operation hours might change without previous notice. Please contact the estate upon visiting.
NOTE: Winery’s services along with prices and operation hours might change without previous notice. Please contact the estate upon visiting.

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