The core of the winery is the striking traditional Arcadian stone tower which dominates the modern building and integrates the old with the new in the same way the wine is a synthesis of tradition and technology.
The winery is located in the heart of Arcadia, in the 'Polyampelos Mantinia' at an altitude of 627 meters, just a few hundred yards from the ancient walls, market, and theater of the ancient city. It was designed in 1987 by Dr. Argyris Petronotis, professor of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and its construction began in 1989.
The core of the winery is the striking traditional Arcadian stone tower which dominates the modern building and integrates the old with the new in the same way the wine is a synthesis of tradition and technology. All of our white and sparkling wines are produced at the winery, within the privately owned and organically cultivated Moschofilero vineyards. Our main installations and offices are also located at this location.
THE VINEYARDS OF MANTINIA
In the 'Protected Designation of Origin' area of Mantinia we cultivate more than 350 stremmata (approx. 88 acres) at an altitude ranging from 627 to 655 meters. Our vineyards are planted mainly with Moschofilero vines, and are located in three separate zones: the Artemisio region, in the collective vineyard of Zevgolatio, and in the colective vineyard of the village of Agiorgitika.
In the vineyard of Artemisio, in addition to Moschofilero, we also cultivate Syrah, Cabernet sauvignon, Cabernet franc, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc. All of our vineyards are organically cultivated.
DID YOU KNOW
is an aromatic white grape of Greek origins with a pink/purple skin and quite spicy flavor with good acidity. Grown throughout much of Greece and primarily in Peloponnese in the Mantinia Winery where it is traditionally used to make a dry and bold wine with lots of spice and perfume. It is characterized by a "rose garden' bouquet and is usually paired with fresh fruit or fruit-based desserts. It makes still, sparkling, and dessert wines, and can have characteristics similar to the Muscat. It ripens late and can have problems with hot weather. It is the grape required to make the "Mantineia" PDO blanc de gris wines.