The winery is located outside Tripoli. It is one of the oldest organized wineries and its presence has been vital for the preservation and expansion of viticulture in the region. Its extension in recent years and constant modernization go hand in hand with the leading role the company holds in this zone and expresses clearly the company’s philosophy on quality.
The Boutari Winery is situated in the historical region of Mantinia. The relation of Mantinia to viticulture is as old as its history; this is confirmed by the archaeological findings in the region and by the “grapevine of Pafsanias”, possibly the oldest vine in the world. In this area the Boutari company established and expanded its presence in the region in 1991, through the legendary Cambas Winery that is now incorporated in the Boutari Group.
Similarly to other major viticultural zones, the contribution of the Boutari company in this region has also been of crucial importance. Boutari preserved from extinction one of the primary Greek white varieties, Moschofilero, which is used to produce the PDO Mantinia wine, thus highlighting its potential and made it known to the world.
At an altitude of 650 metres, we find the local Boutari vineyard, covering an area of 70 hectares. The larger part is covered by the indigenous variety Moschofilero. Other cultivated varieties are Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay and a few Greek and international varieties that are under experimentation. The vineyard is dry and 25-35 years old. A large area of the vineyard consists of eastern-facing gravel slopes , which ensures a good ripening and excellent quality of raw materials. The soils are clay and marl (clay loam), with good drainage. The climate of this region is characterized as continental with cold winters and hot summers.
At the same time, selected vineyards are also cultivated in an equally important VQPRD zone of the Peloponnese, Nemea. At the Petri and Klimenti areas, we find Agiorgitiko, the most noble of Greek red varieties. The Boutari company closely collaborates with local vine-growers with long-term contracts that ensure a control and a close relationship with the region and the production of exceptional, high-quality wines. In Douramani, there is a small privately-owned vineyard of 1.4 hectares, where experimental wines are produced in limited quantities.
Available to visit:
Boutari Winery, Mantinia, Tripoli
Tel: +30 2710 411 477, Fax: +30 2710 411 777