The winery was built in 1997 at the heart of the private vineyard in Koutsi, Nemea at an altitude of 550m. The choice of the location of our winey depended on the location of our vineyard. So, we chose Koutsi which has lower yield than the other parts of Nemea in combination with chalky, good drainage soils and cool temperatures. We strongly believe that Agiorgitiko grapes cultivated in Koutsi have higher quality than the rest zone of Nemea and are ideal for producing high-extract and oak-aged wines.
Our winery in Koutsi is a contemporary industrial building with magnificent views of the plains of Nemea and the valley of Asopos River, around 250m below.
Its capacity is to 3,060 hl of wine and the equipment and quality controls provide the oenologist the possibility to produce high quality wines. Yiannis Paraskevopoulos and his team manage every step of the winemaking process with the sole intention of producing only top quality wines. The winery strictly functions in accordance with international standards of the ISO 22.000 quality guarantee.
Gaia’s winery at the village Koutsi in the region of Nemea is a member of “Wine Routes of Peloponnese” and is open to visitors upon appointment.
TOUR AND TASTING
The visit includes a stroll through the vineyard of Gaia Estate, a tour of the winery, the wine cellar, and a wine tasting of Gaia Wines from Nemea and Santorini.