Bairaktaris is a small family winery in Nemea, the largest winemaking region of Greece, and home to the indigenous Agiorgitiko, the most planted red grape of Greece.

Bairaktaris is located in the largest winemaking region of Greece, Nemea, which has a PDO status thanks to the polydynamic and most planted red grape of Greece Agiorgitiko. This is a small, family run winery, practicing sustainable agriculture, with no use of chemicals. At least 80% of grapes come from the 15 ha of estate owned vineyards, most at 850m altitudes.

Descending from generations of grape growers, with parcels in some of the best regions of Nemea (such as the famous Koutsi region), the family decided to turn to winemaking over a decade ago, starting with the most important thing; their high quality grapes.

  • Winery: Bairaktaris
  • Focus: High altitude Agiorgitiko grape in red vinifications
  • Region: Nemea (Peloponnese)
  • Year founded: 2005
  • Size: 15 hectares
  • Grapes: Agiorgitiko / Moschofilero / Assyrtiko / Muscat of Alexandria / Sauvignon Blanc / Chardonnay
  • Viticulture: Low Intervention / Sustainable
  • Climate: Humid Mediterranean Temperate – temperatures of 7-34°C (24°C average)
  • Soil: Loam
  • Vine age: Planted between 1967 and 2002
  • Altitude: 600-1100m
  • Percentage of estate owned grapes: 80%

Nemea is the largest winemaking region of Greece, and home to the most planted red grape of Greece, the indigenous Agiorgitiko. It has a PDO status (PDO Nemea) for red wines of 100% Agiorgitiko. “Agiorgitiko” means “Saint George”, which was the old name of Nemea (“Agios Georgios”).

A city in the Peloponnese, in the south of Greece, Nemea has a rich winemaking history since ancient times, when it was called “Fliasion Pedion”. Nemea was also known for “Nemia”, one of the most famous athletic competition of ancient times, along with the Olympic games.

In Nemea, one can visit the ancient town of Nemea, the monastery of “Panagia Vrahou” which is built on the cliff of the nearby mountain, the numerous wineries, or celebrate the annual wine festival.