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Peloponnese - Domaine Skouras
 

The winemaker

George Skouras

George Skouras

The world of wine acknowledges and praises each vintage from the Peloponnese and in particular the stylish and individualistic wines of George Skouras. In less than fifteen years his wines have evolved into modern Greek classics. A Dijon graduate, Skouras was born in Argos, a city that has been inhabited for over 3.000 years. In 1986 he established his winery at Pyrghela, a small village just outside Argos.

In 1988 Skouras launched his pioneering Megas Oenos. Pioneering, because he was the first to blend the native Aghiorghitiko with Cabernet Sauvignon producing illustrious results.

Grand Cuvée Nemea
Megas Oenos Red
Skouras White
Skouras Red
Viognier
Cabernet Sauvignon

Saint George
Moschofilero
Mediterranean White
Mediterranean Red
Chardonnay
Merlot
Viognier Eclectique


The Skouras winery

The Skouras winery

In 1966 he built a modest winery at Gymno, a tiny vineyard commune inside the Nemea Appellation. Today Domaine Skouras is at the forefront of Greek estates, full of momentum and with a sharp focus on the future. Increased demand, both at home and abroad, for Skouras’s terroir-driven estate bottled wines has prompted the building of a new, ultramodern winery near Argos. Construction is under way and it will also house a visitors reception area.

The region

The vineyards in Gymno

The vineyards in Gymno

The Peloponnese, rich in ancient ruins from its glorious past, has been cultivated with vineyards for many centuries. The northeastern Peloponnese, home to Mycenae and Epidaurus, has been blessed with ideal growing conditions for vineyards.

The vineyards in Gymno

The vineyards in Gymno

Indigenous grape varieties in Nemea, Argolida, Arcadia and Mantinia include the white varieties, Roditis, Sklava, Moschofilero and the red Aghiorghitiko. International varieties such as Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are also cultivated and display strong terroir. Domaine Skouras sources grapes from its own vineyards and from dedicated grape growers in the region.

 

 

 

Domaine Skouras

Winery:
Domaine Skouras
10th Km Argos-Sterna
21200 Argos
Greece
Tel: +30 27510 23688, 63098, 63688
Fax: +30 27510 23159
e-mail: skouras@hol.gr
www.skouraswines.com

US Importer
Diamond Importers
528 Wrightwood Road
Chicago
Ilinois 60614
Tel: 773 546 6211
e-mail: diamondimporters@ameritech.net

Other Wineries in Peloponnese
Antonopoulos Vineyards
Domaine Spiropoulos
Domaine Tselepos
Gaia Wines
Katogi Strofilia SA
Lafkiotis Winery
Mercouri Estate
Oenoforos SA
Palivos Estate
Semeli Wines
Vatistas Winery

Other Winemaking Regions
Macedonia
Epirus
Thessalia
Sterea Ellada
Aegean Islands
Ionian Islands

 

 

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