Our story begins long before the creation of Domaine Skouras
George Skouras was born in Argos, one of the oldest towns of Europe with a 3,000 years long tradition of wine and culture.
In 1980, George went to study Agriculture at the University of Dijon, in Burgundy, France. However, his acquaintance with the Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs of the region, as well as the famous local wine growers, put a spell on him.
On graduating from Dijon with a degree in oenology, George started gathering experience in many classic wine-producing regions of France, Italy and Greece.
A long-held vision, the creation of Domaine Skouras materialized in 1986. Initially, the small wine-making facility was in Pyrgela, a small village on the outskirts of Argos. The next logical step was the creation of a boutique winery in the Nemea Appellation area, in the village of Gimno.
There, the countless hours of manual work on an extremely small scale became an invaluable study on the Agiorgitiko variety and the Nemea denomination.
George Skouras embarked on his wine-making career in his father’s garage in Argos, with no land and no gear, leasing vineyards and renting winery equipment from other wine producers in Nemea and using manual bottling machines. Nevertheless, even at that point, his one and only aspiration was high quality wine production.
Today, Domaine Skouras owns vineyards in Argolida, in the Corinthia region and, of course, in Nemea. At the same time, in order to keep up with market demand, as well as achieving product consistency, the Domaine collaborates with select, quality-oriented vine growers, under the expert guidance of the Skouras viticulture team.
Domaine Skouras currently cultivates the indigenous varieties grown in Argolida, Corinthia, Mantinia and Nemea, which are Roditis, Alepou and Moscofilero (all pink-skinned grape varieties, but usually used in white wine production), as well as reds like Agiorgitiko and, more recently, Mavrostifo of Argos, an old and almost extinct variety of the region. In addition, cosmopolitan varieties are also cultivated, such as Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Merlot.
Available to visit:
10th km Argous – Sternas, Μalandreni, Argos 212 00, Greece
GPS: 37.689690, 22.654780
Tel: (+30) 27510-23688
Fax: (+30) 27510-23159
Monday to Friday 7:30am-3:30pm