|Velies Monemvasia – 230 70, Lakonia|
|+30 27320 53096|
Monemvasia Winery was founded in 1997 in the area that bares the same name. There is where its sweet white wine, the Malvasia wine (Malvasia=Monemvasia in Frankish), became the most famous wine almost globally in the late Middle Ages (12th century) and for almost five centuries. Monemvasia Winery starred in a long process for international recognition of the Protected Designation of Origin for this wine in modern times, as of Greek origin, objective that was achieved. Starting 2009 the wine PDO Monemvasia-Malvasia is a fact (the first PDO Monemvasia-Malvasia wine by Monemvasia Winery was bottled in 2013).
The privately-owned vineyard of the winery, around 30 hectares, is planted with native varieties, in an area with an interesting topography, soil and subsoil diversity, a lot of winds and a neighboring sea. These are factors that benefit the grapes used by Monemvasia Winery for the production of wines as stated by the many international awards and distinctions won till today.
|Why it’s worth visiting||Because the people of Monemvasia Winery are not only very hospitable but also very dedicated to the vineyard and wine with their greatest pride being their PDO Monemvasia-Malvasia wine. It is probably the ideal destination for a wine tourist who wants to travel back in time, having as a guide the most historical wine ever made… Malvasia wine. But also because Monemvasia Winery is at a privileged spot, near the wonderful castle that bares the same name and other natural and not only sights of the land of Laconia.|
|Open days & hours||Open to visitors all year round, 10:00-16:00, except Sundays and Mondays.|
|Tour||Of the winery, cellar, tasting room.|
|Tour duration||50-60 minutes|
|Tour languages||Greek, English, French, Italian|
|Tour cost||10 € per person|
|Tasting room||The tasting room in Monemvasia Winery can serve till 30 people at the same time|
|Number of wines tasted||6 (2 white, 2 red, 1 rose and the dessert wine Malvasia), accompanied with local products (upon request with extra cost).|
Monemvasia Winery offers a special wine shop, with dedicated prices for their visitors. Special packaging for wines as well as their delivery within Greece and, in some cases, abroad are offered.
|Annual production||300,000 bottles|
|Children reception||In Monemvasia Winery a children reception area is under construction.|
|Accesible by people with disabilities||Yes|