With Nemea as its coronet, Peloponnese represents the biggest vine growing area of Greece. Nemea is the principal region for the production of the red PDO Nemea from the famous variety Agiorgitiko. The region’s wines have been many times awarded by significant international organizations.
Nemea is followed by Mantineia – a city of Arkadia where the variety Moschofilero is cultivated. This variety gives white brisk aromatic wines, which are PDO too.
The variety Roditis is predominant in the region of Achaea, growing in large mountainous and lowland expanses, where white wines are mainly produced. The variety Mavrodaphne plays also an important role to the local wine production, giving the homonym aged red PDO wine that is produced mainly in Patras and Rio.
The vine growers of Messini, Pylia and Trifyllia cultivate expanses with Greek and foreign varieties most sought-after of which is Cabernet Sauvignon – a variety perfectly compatible with the semi-mountainous regions of Messenia.