Yiannis and Amalia Tselepos founded Ktima Tselepos in 1989. The estate is located at the southeastern end of the Mantinian plateau, at an altitude of 750 meters. The exceptional soil and climate of the region, characterized mainly by the continental climate, poor claystone soils, and excellent sun exposure, were chosen for their ability to produce high-quality wines.
Yiannis Tselepos graduated from the Department of Oenology at the University of Dijon, France, and after having gained experience for two years in wineries of Burgundy, he settled in 1981 in Mantinia, the wine of which he has been producing since then. Enchanted by Moschofilero after the variety’s first vinification, he is the first of the younger generations of winemakers to rescue it from oblivion and put it back on the map by presenting it in a mono-varietal way.
The Estate’s philosophy is to study, experiment and display all the potential of the Moschofilero variety to establish its presence in the Greek and international markets.
Ktima Tselepos extends into 45 hectares of privately owned vineyards and 20 hectares of cooperating producers.
The first label, Mantinia (Protected Designation of Origin), was released in 1990, and a few years later wines from internationally renowned varieties namely Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot followed. The volume of production of the winery has been increasing gradually, with the current production reaching 450,000 bottles a year, allowing for the 40% of production to be exported, mainly to the USA, Canada, China, Germany, Cyprus, Belgium, and the United Kingdom.
14th km. Tripoli – Kastri Rd
GR 220 12, Rizes, Arcadia, Greece
T. +30 2710 544440-50