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Domaine Porto Carras is
the largest organic Greek vineyard

porto-carras-logoDomaine Porto Carras is the largest organic Greek vineyard with total area 500 hectares. The idea of reviving this area around 60s, deciding to utilize all the potential of the valuable dowry that nature had bestowed on the unique western costs of Sithonia was the mark point of Greek oenology.

The hilly areas in the region create excellent ecological conditions for cultivating the 28 selective local and foreign varieties that thrive on the south-western slopes.

For centuries now the land of Halkidhiki has been verdant with vineyards and olive groves .In the beginning of 1965, the first vineyards and olive groves were planted. Domaine Porto Carras wines, named throughout the known world bearing the place names Toroni, Acanthus and Olympus, and referred to in many texts of past ages, were the forerunners of the resent-day wines from the Slopes of Mt. Meliton region, now recognized as wines with Protected Designation of Origin (P.D.O.) “Meliton Slopes”.

The vineyards were designed by university professors from Thessaloniki School of Agronomy and Athens Vine & Wine Institute in an exemplary manner. For the first time a systematic study was carried out on the suitability of foreign varieties in Greece. The forests of western costs of Sithonia constitute a natural barrier, trapping the evening atmospheric moisture which helps the vines withstand the hot days of summer.

Today the “Slopes of Mt. Meliton” vineyards are a model of organic viniculture, in line with modern international trends, respecting the consumer and the environment. Thanks to the exceptional climate conditions prevailing in the area, the Domaines’ vineyards are today considered to be one of the rarest cases where most vine diseases are confronted with organic processes.

The Winery was built in 1970 and along with the Vineyards, set a milestone in the Greek wine industry. Its location was chosen to be invisible to the passer, both from the road and the sea, so as to protect the beauty of the landscape.

It is also worth mentioning the significance of the contribution of the father of modern wine-making, Professor of the University of Bordeaux, Emile Peynaud, who assisted in developing the first “Greek” Cabernet Sauvignon. The Greek” Cabernet Sauvignon ideally adapted to the chalky and schistose soils of the Domaine, allows the variety to achieve winning coveted awards, prizes and medals.

The first wine of Domaine Porto Carras, Blanc De Blancs took its name from Salvador Dali, the famous artist and regular visitor of Domaine Porto Carras. In addition, Domaine Porto Carras is the winery that revived one of the most promising Greek varieties, the famous Malagouzia. Also, the location of the Winery, at the centre of the Vineyard, helps the fast delivery and the processing of the grapes, aiming at maintaining the quality dynamics and to avoid oxidation.

WINETOURISM

A wine tour at Domaine Porto Carras is an outstanding life experience! Walking, cycling or driving routes through the vineyard, visiting Chateau Villa Galini where great personalities from all over the world such as Melina Merkouri Giscard d’Estaing and so on used to enjoy the breathless sunset with a glass of wine. Tasting some of the most awarding greek wines in a special designed wine bar in the winery’s yard, dining at Porto Carras Grand Resort’s signatured restaurants and staying at the legendary resort of Porto Carras are some reasons which make the wine trip an extraordinary adventure.

Individuals wine travelers or organized groups are welcome the whole year upon request.

April to October standards and bespoke tours/reservation is needed.

October to April : upon request

Wine tasting Room

From April to October : Daily (contact for opening hours)
From October to April : Weekends (contact for opening hours)

Tel: +30 23750 77437

The Wines

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Chateau Le Grand Blanc 2015

Dry White Wine
PGI Sithonia

The definition of a “big” white wine, by the Porto Carras team. Blanc de noir Limnio is added to the successful duo of Assyrtiko and Malagousia, to create a wine that matures on fine lees in new French oak barriques for 9 months. The result is superb: a wine with remarkable complexity in the nose and profound richness on the palate with a subtle spicy finish. Suitable for aging; ideal to pair with grilled fish and smoked seafood delicacies.
(Ted Lelekas, January 2017)

GRAPE/BLEND:
Malagousia, Assyrtiko, Limnio

ALC: 13% abv

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Malagouzia 2015

Dry White Wine
PGI Halkidiki

“The revival of the genuine expression” is what it says on the label, and that’s exactly what this wine delivers. Domaine Porto Carras is where Malagousia was first vinified and their experience of decades truly shows. This is a delightful white wine that oozes floral and summer fruit aromas in the nose, while on the palate it’s elegant and crisp, with perfect acidity. Ideal to enjoy by the glass or paired with equally aromatic Mediterranean dishes.
(Ted Lelekas, January 2017)

GRAPE/BLEND:
100% Malagousia

ALC: 13% abv

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Assyrtiko 2015

Dry White Wine
PGI Chalkidiki

Fans of Assyrtiko will be thrilled with this organic wine from the Porto Carras team. Old vines and low yields bring out an interesting approach to the grapes typicity: lemony notes set against a clearly mineral background on the nose, while the palate is fresh, crisp and savory. This wine is made for fish and seafood lovers, as it will give them endless pairing opportunities: shellfish, seafood tartare and/or ceviche, deep-fried calamari or whitebait etc.
(Ted Lelekas, January 2017)

GRAPE/BLEND:
Assyrtiko

ALC: 14% abv

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Limneon 2014

Dry Red Wine
PDO Meliton Slopes

“LimNeon” is a wordplay that aims to show that this is the grape Limnio, with a twist. Indeed, this wine is exactly what it promises on the (back) label: “Modern wine making of the oldest recorded Greek grape variety”. LimNeon is an elegant red wine, generous in aromas of ripe red fruit and sweet spices in the nose, and silky and long on the palate. Ideal with honey glazed pork, barbecue ribs and oriental takes on beef.
(Ted Lelekas, January 2017)

GRAPE/BLEND:
100% Limnio

ALC: 13.5% abv

White Wines

WHITE SOUL
Sithonia, Halkidiki
GRAPE/BLEND: 70% Athiri, 30% Muscat of Alexandria
ALC: 12% abv

ASSYRTIKO DOMAINE PORTO CARRAS
Sithonia, Halkidiki
P.G.I Halkidiki
GRAPE/BLEND: 100% Assyrtiko
ALC: 14% abv

BLANC DE BLANCS
Sithonia, Halkidiki
P.D.O Meliton Slopes
GRAPE/BLEND: 50% Athiri, 35% Rhoditis, 15% Assyrtiko
ALC: 13% abv

MELISSANTHI
Sithonia, Halkidiki
P.D.O Meliton Slopes
GRAPE/BLEND: 50% Athiri, 35%Assyrtiko, 15% Rhoditis
ALC: 13% abv

MALAGOUZIA DOMAINE PORTO CARRAS
Sithonia, Halkidiki
P.G.I Halkidiki
GRAPE/BLEND: 100% Malagouzia
ALC: 13% abv

CHATEAU Le Grand Blanc
Sithonia, Halkidiki
P.G.I Sithonia
GRAPE/BLEND: 33% Malagouzia, 33% Assyrtiko, 33% Limnio
ALC: 13% abv

Red Wines

RUBY HEART
Sithonia, Halkidiki
P.G.I Halkidiki
GRAPE/BLEND: 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Limnio, 30% Syrah
ALC: 14% abv

LIMNEON
Sithonia, Halkidiki
P.D.O Meliton Slopes
GRAPE/BLEND: 70% Limnio, 20% Cabernet Franc & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
ALC: 14% abv

MERLOT
Sithonia, Halkidiki
P.G.I Halkidiki
GRAPE/BLEND: 100% Merlot
ALC: 13.5% abv

CHATEAU PORTO CARRAS
Sithonia, Halkidiki
P.D.O Meliton Slopes
GRAPE/BLEND: 50% Cabernet Savignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 20% Limnio
ALC: 13.8% abv

MAGNUS BACCATA
Sithonia, Halkidiki
P.G.I Sithonia
GRAPE/BLEND: 50% Syrah ,50% Cabernet Sauvignon
ALC: 13.5% abv

SYRAH DOMAINE PORTO CARRAS
Sithonia, Halkidiki
P.G.I Sithonia
GRAPE/BLEND: 100% Syrah
ALC: 12% abv

PORPHYROGEPNITOS ’93 GRAND RESERVE
Sithonia, Halkidiki
P.D.O Meliton Slopes
GRAPE/BLEND: Limnio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
ALC: 13% abv

Rosé Wines

ROSE DOMAINE PORTO CARRAS
Sithonia, Halkidiki
P.G.I Halkidiki
GRAPE/BLEND: 50% Syrah, 50% Cabernet Franc
ALC: 13.5% abv

Sparkling Wines

YLIANA
Sithonia, Halkidiki
GRAPE/BLEND: Malagouzia Assyrtiko Limnio
ALC: 12% abv

ΖΟΕ
Sithonia, Halkidiki
GRAPE/BLEND: Cinsaut
ALC: 12% abv

Semi Sweet Wines

CHRYSALLIS
Sithonia, Halkidiki
GRAPE/BLEND: 100% Cinsault
ALC: 12% abv

Other Wines

SMALL BAY WHITE DRY 187 ml
Sithonia, Halkidiki
P.G.I Halkidiki
GRAPE/BLEND: Athiri, Sauvignon Blanc
ALC: 13.5% abv

SMALL BAY RED DRY 187 ml
Sithonia, Halkidiki
P.G.I Halkidiki
GRAPE/BLEND: Limnio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
ALC: 13.5% abv

SMALL BAY ROSE SEMI DRY 187 ml
Sithonia, Halkidiki
P.G.I Halkidiki
GRAPE/BLEND: Cabernet Sauvignon
ALC: 13% abv

SMALL BAY RED SEMI SWEET 187 ml
Sithonia, Halkidiki
GRAPE/BLEND: Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon
ALC: 12.5% abv

Ratings & Awards

Chateau Porto Carras

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Chateau Porto Carras 2006 International Wine and Spirits Gold 2016

Ruby Heart

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Ruby Heart 2013 Berlin Wine Trophy Gold 2016

Limneon

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Limneon 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards Bronze 2016
Limneon 2013 International Wine and Spirits Silver 2016
Limneon 2013 Texsom Wine Competition Silver 2016

Mellisanthi

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Mellisanthi 2015 Decanter World Wine Awards Bronze 2016
Mellisanthi 2015 International Wine and Spirits Bronze 2016

Magnus Baccata

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Magnus Baccata 2013 International Wine and Spirits Silver 2016
Magnus Baccata 2012 Texsom Wine Competition Silver 2016
Magnus Baccata 2012 Berlin Wine Trophy Gold 2016
Magnus Baccata 2013 International Thessaloniki Wine Competition Gold 2016

Malagouzia

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
Malagouzia 2015 International Wine and Spirits Bronze 2016
Malagouzia 2015 Texsom Wine Competition Silver 2016

Wine Spectator

  • Domaine Porto Carras – Malagouzia Sithonia | 2006 | 85
  • Domaine Porto Carras – LimnioCôtes de Meliton | 2003 | 85
  • Domaine Porto Carras – LimnioCôtes de Meliton | 2010 | 85
  • Château Carras – Côtes de Meliton Château Porto Carras | 2001 | 83
  • Château Carras – Côtes de Meliton Château Porto Carras | 2002 | 83

Distributors

The countries that we export are:

USA
California, Colorado, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Michigan, Ohio,
Florida, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

CANADA
Toronto, Montréal

EUROPE
Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Holland, Cyprus

AND

RUSSIA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, CHINA, JAPAN& UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

For more information please contact our Exports Department

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Domaine Porto Carras

Offices in Athens
20 str. Solomou,
17456, Alimos Attica, Greece
Phone. +30.210-9977000
Fax. +30.210-9949457

Office in Salonica
19 str, Prophet Elias,
55535, Pilea Thessaloniki, Greece
Phone. +30.2310-253758
Fax. +30.2310-253763

Winery Porto Carras,
63081, Sithonia-Halkidiki, Greece
Phone. +30.23750-77000
Fax. +30.23750-71184

Website: www.portocarraswines.gr

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