Monemvasia Winery was founded in 1997 in Monemvasia in the region of Laconia by Yorgos and Elli Tsimbidi. Drawing inspiration from the myth of the long-lost Malvasia wine and driven by their love for their homeland and their faith in its potential, they took the big decision to start a winery from scratch.
The fervor and dedication in reviving the medieval Malvasia wine urged them to seek out the local grape varieties and the traditional ways of vinification. Throughout this journey, they stumbled upon and experimented with rare varieties and thus Monemvasia, Kydonitsa, Asproudi and Mavroudi came out of obscurity.+ More
But the story does not end there. As the harvest grew, the knowledge and love for wine grew, so did the family.
The team, headed by George and Elli, was joined by Marialena and Anastasia, with studies in agronomy and chemistry respectively, and Andreas Andresakis with studies in oenology, bringing an appetite for experimentation, highlighting the region and goals for eco friendly practices and actions in the local society.
Their favorite part is the harvest and pressing, with its aromas, intensity and late nights together with a glass of wine.+ More