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NemeaCooperative Winery is one of the largest and older wineries in Greece producing wines of exceptional quality, from the local grape variety produced in the Nemea region
Nemea Cooperative Winery was established in 1937 and there are more than 1,000 wine producers from across Nemea supplying the cooperative with the local wine produced from Agiorgitiko grape.
Nemea is one of the oldest wine making districts in the world know also from the Greek Mythology. When Hercules completed his labour and killed Nemea lion his blood which run on the soil made the first grapes grow in the area! Nemea is a well know wine making district since the ancient years and still continuous to be as the cooperative is the biggest wine supplier in Greece.
The wine making units are more than 8,500 square meters, total capacity of 10,000 tons and with 3 production lines, the annual bottling capacity is of 9,500,000 bottles and bags. For the aging of the wine there is an underground, air-conditioned wine cellar with 427 French oak barrels. The vine-growing area of Nemea is the largest area of production of PDO red wines in Greece and includes 17 municipal districts. It begins at an altitude of 200 meters and reaches up to 850 meters. The wide range of altitude differentiates the ripening of the grapes and the potential alcoholic strength. The climate of the area is characterized as semi-arid to sub-humid with a mean annual temperature of 17°C and an average annual rainfall of 750 mm.
The Cooperative Winery exports the famous and awarded wine Nemea (PDO) to more than 15 countries and Agora is the exclusive importer of the Nemea Cooperative Winery in the UK.
If you ever intent to visit Nemea, in north Peloponnese, Nemea Cooperative Winery is always open for wine tours and tastings, including visits to the vineyards in the districts, so you can find out for yourself the amazing history and the invention of the wine making which literally started from there!