Palivou Estate

Ancient Nemea – 205 00, Corinthia
+30 27460 24190

The wine memories of the family date much back in time and faintly paint a farm and many vineyards. No one however remembers the beginning of this vineyard which is definitely one of the two largest privately-owned ones in PDO Nemea wine zone (more than 30 hectares, most of which are planted with Agiorgitiko, in different parts of Nemea, at an altitude of up to 420 meters, which are cultivated with a system of integrated management)… It sounds a bit like a fairytale but that is the truth about Palivou Estate, which has a large family history in the vineyard of Nemea.
What is certain, however, is that the family’s winery entered the modern era in 1995, when its equipment began to be modernized and it was established in the Greek wine world. In the second decade of the 21st century Palivou Estate changed generation, when the two dynamic daughters of George Palivos were old enough so that, after the appropriate studies, they could dynamically enter all the stages of the business. From the vineyard to… social networking, through the production of the wine itself, off course. All this next to their proud father who continues fiercely, experimenting on organic, even biodynamic viticulture.

Why it’s worth visiting Because Palivou Estate is one of the most hospitable and “warm” Greek wineries. A wine space in which the famous Greek hospitality and Xenios Zeus are confirmed and become flesh and bones, pleasing every wine tourist (it would be an oversight not to mention the tasty meals for as many as 20 people which are offered here, including food made by the wine-producer’s wife). Also because Palivou Estate is only 800 meters from the impressive archaeological site of Nemea, while it has a little stone church among the vineyards, a corner of traditional objects and old agricultural tools (old manually operated vertical wine press, plough), a reception hall in its cellar etc.
Open days & hours Open for visits throughout the year:
October to March, Monday-Sunday from 09:00 to 17:00
April to September, Monday-Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00
Tour  Of the winery, cellar, tasting room.
Tour duration  60-90 minutes
Tour languages Greek, English, French, German
Tour cost Free for Greeks, upon request for foreign visitors.
Tasting room  The tasting room in Palivou Estate is fully equipped and can serve 50 or more people at the same time.
Number of wines tasted  Up to 11, accompanied by delicatessen, cheeses and bread.
Wine shop  Palivou Estate has a special wine shop (which offers a discount compared to market prices) in which traditional pasta, organic vinegar of local production, family produced honey, traditional spoon sweets and jams, tsipouro and ouzo, wine accessories, tahini, olive oil and aromatic herbs are sold. Special packaging is provided for wines.
Credit card Yes
Label number 12
Organic production  Yes
PDO Wines Nemea
Annual production  250,000 bottles
Parking  Yes
Children reception Palivou Estate offers a playground while juice is provided during the wine tasting.
Accesible by people with disabilities Yes
Free WiFi Yes

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