With the launch of our winery in 1997, the vineyards became our top priority. We devoted our first years of operation to the documentation and study of local varieties, while experimenting with wine making processes, until in 2005 we started planting our first vines.
Today, we are the proud growers of a collection of rare varieties, uniquely encompassing Monemvasia’s terroir in our 30 hectares of organic vineyards.+ More
Rare local variety, ripening in early to mid-September. Grape vine of low to medium vividness, demanding special care in its cultivation, but boasting significant
potential in the wine world, which has been brought back to light thanks to our efforts. The flagship of Laconian terroir.
Local, rare variety ripening in the end of August-early September. A fine grape vine, of medium vividness, which brings out all its typical characteristics in its natural
Early ripening local variety, ripening in early to mid-August. Large grape vine, of high vividness. Through the study we launched, in cooperation with the Hellenic
Agricultural Organization “Demetra” and the Agricultural University of Athens, we found that Asproudi contains a group of unexplored varieties with great winemaking potential.
Favored in our territory, a variety which ripens in early to mid-August. Resilient grape variety, of medium vividness, giving off excellent results in the extreme
desertlike conditions of the Laconian summer and proving the strong ties of Assyrtiko with the area of Monemvasia.
Elegant red variety which ripens in our area in mid-September. Moderately vivid vine that, by following the suitable/proper viticultural practices in our region’s
hot and dry climate, produces wines of high phenolic content.
Local red variety ripening in mid-September. It bears a morphological resemblance to Agiorgitiko but produces smaller grapes, which have a very dark -almost black-color at the time of full ripening, from which their name
[mavro=black] is derived.
Red variety, favored in our area, which ripens late, in the end of September. Vivid vine with relatively large grapes and highly resilient to our region’s dry and hot
climate. It has adjusted beautifully and gives off remarkably interesting wines with elegant tannins.
From a geomorphological point of view, the region composes the peninsula of Maleas, which is located at the end of the Parnon (or Malevos) mountain range. It is surrounded by the Myrtoan Sea on the northeast and the Laconian Gulf on the southwest.
Our vineyards can be found in the Municipality of Monemvasia, in the villages of Velies and Agios Demetrios. Their soil type is, mainly, schist and clay-loam, basic mostly and rarely, slightly acidic.
Because of its geographical location, the area displays/enjoys high levels of solar and wind energy. It is blessed with a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and dry summers, while the period of drought approximately lasts from the end of March until early October.
The sea has a significant effect on the vines, as it does not allow for extreme temperature changes in-between seasons and gives us the “meltemia” winds –cool breezes coming from the northeast- precious to the plants, so that they may endure the heat waves of August.+ More
The climate in the region allows us to grow our vineyards organically and with minimum intervention. The vineyards are linearly arranged, in rows, to achieve greater aeration.
Yields are kept exceptionally low, reaching almost 3500 Kg / hectare, in some cases, and all viticultural tasks are done by hand.+ More