Founded in 1979, Semeli is a leading Greek winery and one of the country’s
most significant wine-related developments. With deep roots in time-honored
traditions and our eyes on the future, we produce wines of exceptional
quality offering consumers best value for money.
The sunny Mediterranean climate and the extraordinary terroir,
combined with the expert craftsmanship of our winemakers and the successful blending
of indigenous and international varieties, result in wines of distinct character
that have earned the respect of experts and captured the hearts of wine lovers
Having established a strong brand name in the Greek market, we look for new challenges
and opportunities in the global arena. With 15% of our revenue coming from exports
mainly to the USA and the UK, our growth is driven by three key factors: leveraging
our excellent human resources, consistently boosting exports and building long term
relationships with our customers by ensuring that our wines top their best buy lists.
Dominated by ragged mountains and blessed with bountiful vineyards perched on hillslopes amidst age-old cypress trees and olive groves, Nemea offers one of the most stunning landscapes in the Peloponnese.
This lush upland valley, located midway between the towns of Corinth and Argos, has a long history. In mythical times its name was closely linked with Hercules, who performed his first feat, the slaying of the ferocious Nemean lion, in one of its mountain caves. The hero kept the beast’s pelt and, ever since that day, wore it like a suit of armor. Later, the region became known for its sanctuary of Zeus and the biennial athletic games held in his honor, as well as its Phliasian wine which was famous throughout ancient Greece.
Today, Nemea is celebrated for the local Agiorgitiko variety, one of Greece’s most important red grapes with Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) certification, perpetuating a 2,500 year old tradition. Nemea is often referred to as the crown jewel of the new wine industry and Greece’s most important appellation, while its wineries are ranked among the top names in the country.
Nemea Winery: Koutsi, Nemea,
T +30 27460 20360/20361