Nemea Wine Tour
Our first stop will be in a small family winery “Barafakas” which produced its first wine in 2002, and bottled the first wine in 2004. Nowadays they are producing 150.000 bottles/year. The winery is using the traditional Nemean grape variety “Agiorgitiko” as well as different international grape varieties for the excellent wines.We shall have the chance to taste 7 wines and start the day with a smile.
After Barafakas Winery we shall go to the prestigious winery called Semeli.
Founded in 1979, Semeli Estate is a leading Greek winery and one of the country’s most significant wine-related developments.
The Semeli Estate is located at an altitude of 600m on the slopes of the hilly Koutsi region, one of Nemea’s most celebrated “crus”. In this uniquegrape-growing microclimate crop levels are low and fruit and natural acids are in positive balance.
This state-of-the-art 4,000m² facility, is a benchmark winery at a national level both in terms of innovative layout and excellent services.
Blending traditional values with the latest advances in viticulture, this winery uses a gravity-fed process that takes full advantage of the sloping terrain.
We shall have a winery tour here, in order to get familiar with the wine making procedures, and learn many interesting stories. After the tour we shall enjoy 4 wines from the Estate combined with the wonderful view from the winery.
Wisdom of Nature
By the time we finish wine tasting probably you will get hungry so we shall head to the “Wisdom of Nature” for our Organic Picnic lunch. Right after your lovely lunch, you will have the chance to see the production of the Balsamic Vinegar, of which, you will receive a small bottle to take home with you.\
Wisdom of Nature is a family owned business and a 100% organic producer of grape products.
Established in 2005 to make the best out of the 8ha vineyard in the famous region of Nemea on the Peloponnese in Greece. All their efforts have one goal: to make high quality, organic and healthy products and give to the clients a unique and tasteful experience. They don’t use any preservatives or artificial additives in their products.
After lunch, it’s time for our speciality.We are going to pair some delicious chocolates with some fabulous wine at Gofas Estate.
The Gofas family has started the wine production in 1959 at their family home. In 1998 the young Constantine Gofas took over the winery, immediately modernized it and started to produce excellent and high quality wines both from local and International grape varieties.
We shall pair 6 of the Estate’s wines with specially made chocolates in the wonderful natural environment just right beside the river “Asopos”. It will be an unforgettable experience.
After spending the afternoon at Gofas Estate we shall return to Athens around 18:00.