The pioneering gravity-flow Rouvalis winery in the heart of Aigialeia has been making wine since 1990. Altitude, rocky outcrops, small carefully selected parcels of land, and terraced vineyards looking out over the Corinthian Gulf form an ideal location for “heroic viticulture*”. As Angelos Rouvalis’ successors, Theodora Rouvalis and Antonio Ruiz Pañego have brought their dedication, skill and wide-ranging knowledge to the winery and create wines with personality that express the distinctive and unique terroir of Aigialeia, one of the world’s most interesting viticultural zones.
The gravity flow winery is built on six different levels on the rock so that it utilizes gravitational flow methods to avoid the wine being harmed by the use of pumps. The visitor experience is enhanced by the fact that the distinct function of each level which makes the production sequence easy to visualize.
The winery is found in the municipality of Selinous, on the national road between Athens and Patras, just 3 km from the Aigio East interchange (exit 21).
TOUR AND TASTING
The tour includes:
• Presentation of the viticultural zone (Slopes of Aigialeia)
• Winery Tour (gravity flow winery built on 6 levels)
• Wine Tasting