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Semeli is a leading Greek winery and one of the country’s
most significant wine-related developments.

 semeliFounded 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 Semeli Estate winery is located at a high altitude, amidst the low yielding vineyards of the hilly Koutsi region, one of the most celebrated “crus” of legendary Nemea in the Peloponnese. In this unique grape-growing microclimate crop levels are low and fruit and natural acids in positive balance.

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 worldwide.

Having established a strong brand name in the Greek market, we sought new opportunities in the global arena. Today, 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.

The Winery

Built in 2003, the Semeli winery is a modern, stylishly designed facility set amidst vineyards at an altitude of 660m with a long established reputation of producing vintage grapes.

Our state-of-the-art winery reflects our holistic approach to modern winemaking, blending traditional values with non-mechanical production methods and the latest advances in viticulture. Extending over an area of 45,000sq.ft., the Semeli winery uses a gravity-fed process that takes full advantage of the sloping terrain and can produce up to 2 million bottles annually. From pressing to barreling and then on to bottling, the entire process relies on the force of gravity instead of pumps, resulting in nearly zero defects and producing top notch wines. Moreover, by reducing grape temperature to 7-8˚C prior to crushing and then carefully controlling both temperature and humidity throughout the facility, we are able to minimize oxidation and promote fermentation under ideal conditions.

All Semeli wines are made exclusively from our own grapes and those from neighboring vineyards under long-term partnership agreements. This allows for continuous quality control throughout the growing season – an absolute must for consistently producing great wines.

A forward-looking winery, Semeli was among the first to focus on the growing trend of wine tourism.  In the midst of our vineyards, surrounded by stunning natural beauty, our eight elegantly appointed guestrooms offer ideal lodging for travelers wishing to explore firsthand the fascinating world of viticulture and winemaking. Moreover, our spacious tasting hall is a perfect venue for business meetings, gala dinners and wedding receptions, while our large outdoor area is ideal for al fresco banquets and other exclusive celebrations.

The Semeli winery also offers easy access to world-famous archaeological sites and historic or cultural landmarks, including the ancient theater of Epidaurus, the mighty citadel of Mycenae and the charming neoclassical town of Nafplio.

Our Varieties

Great wines come from high-caliber grapes. To make high quality wines, we harness the full potential of some of Greece’s most exciting indigenous grape varieties including vibrant and versatile Agiorgitiko, delicious and grapy Moschofilero, elegant Roditis and aromatic Malagousia.

These native varieties are often blended with locally grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer, producing wines with compelling complexity, depth of flavor, superb balance and delightful finish.

They wrote about us

Semeli wines have garnered strong reviews by respected wine writers and critics from both sides of the Atlantic.

Writing for the New York Times, Eric Asimov ranked our 2011 Mountain Sun among his favorite Greek wines noting that it is “clean and refreshing with pretty citrus and mineral flavors.”

British wine expert Robert Joseph wrote that the dry, herby rosé from our Semeli winery in Nemea stands comparison with the best of Provence, noting that “Semeli also makes two of my favorite Greek reds, the cherryish Orinos Helios Nemea and the claret-like Chateau Semeli.”

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre writing about our Mantinia Nassiakos noted “bright and flowery, it has ripe tree-fruit flavors that taste of the sun and a nice mineral core that roots it to the Earth. Every sip evokes a smile.”

UK’s Decanter magazine recommended Mantinia Nassiakos among its 10 great value Greek white wine choices, noting “both floral and vivacious, and fantastic value; a medium-bodied smooth palate, with a pleasant lift on the finish.”

The Wines

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Chateau Semeli 2008

Dry Red Wine
PGI Attiki

The historic Bordeaux blend that made white wine-dominated Attiki famous for its high quality reds is back. The stony high altitude hills of Stamata, the cool climate throughout the year and the old vines make for a wine that’s complex and elegant in the nose and smooth but firm on the palate, so that it more than justifies its reputation and heritage. Enjoy it with top quality beef that’s perfectly cooked, stewed or grilled.
(Ted Lelekas, November 2016)

GRAPE/BLEND:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

ALC: 13% abv

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THEA Mantinia Fine Lees Contact 2015

Dry White Wine
PDO Mantinia

A really enjoyable white wine that seems determined to redefine Moschofilero. Made from selected grapes in a privileged high-altitude vineyard and matured in contact with its fine lees for 5 months, it displays impressive depth, complexity and length. The nose goes beyond grape typicity, to express aromas of minty herbs and exotic fruit. Delightful on its own, as an aperitif, although it would pair perfectly with white sauce pasta or casseroles.
(Ted Lelekas, November 2016)

GRAPE/BLEND:
100% Moschofilero

ALC: 12% abv

White Wines

OREINOS HELIOS WHITE / MOUNTAIN SUN WHITE 2015
Dry White Wine
PGI Peloponnese
GRAPE/BLEND: 80% Moschofilero from Mantinia & 20% Sauvignon Blanc
ALC: 12% abv

THE SEMELI COLLECTION / Untitled Chardonnay 2015
Dry White Wine
PGI Peloponnese
GRAPE/BLEND: 100% Chardonnay from Trifyllia
ALC: 13% abv

THE SEMELI COLLECTION / Untitled Sauvignon Blanc
Dry White Wine
PGI Peloponnese
GRAPE/BLEND: 100% Sauvignon Blanc from Aegialia
ALC: 13% abv

MANTINIA NASSIAKOS / SEMELI MANTINIA 2015
Dry White Wine
PDO Mantinia
GRAPE/BLEND: 100% Moschofilero from Mantinia
ALC: 12% abv

SEMELI AETHERIA 2015
Dry White Wine
PGI Peloponnese
GRAPE/BLEND: 60% Malagousia & 40% Chardonnay
ALC: 12.5% abv

SEMELI THEA 2015
Dry White Wine
PDO Mantinia
GRAPE/BLEND: 100% Moschofilero
ALC: 12% abv

SEMELI FEAST WHITE / FEAST WHITE 2015
Dry White Wine
PGI Peloponnese
GRAPE/BLEND: 100% Moschofilero from Mantinia
ALC: 12% abv

PICCOLO MONDO WHITE 2015
Semi-Sweet White Wine
GRAPE/BLEND: 100% Moschofilero from Mantinia
ALC: 11% abv

SEMELI WHITE 2015
Dry White Varietal Wine
GRAPE/BLEND: 100% Roditis
ALC: 12% abv

Red Wines

OREINOS HELIOS RED / MOUNTAIN SUN RED 2015
Dry Red Wine
PGI Peloponnese
GRAPE/BLEND: 80% Agiorgitiko from Nemea & 20% Syrah.
ALC: 13.5% abv

SEMELI NEMEA RESERVE 2013
Dry Red Wine
PDO Nemea
GRAPE/BLEND: 100% Agiorgitiko from Nemea
ALC: 14% abv

SEMELI GRANDE RESERVE NEMEA 2012
Dry Red Wine
PDO Nemea
GRAPE/BLEND: 100% Agiorgitiko from Nemea
ALC: 14% abv

CHATEAU SEMELI 2008
Dry Red Wine
PGI Attica
GRAPE/BLEND: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon % 10% Merlot
ALC: 13% abv

SEMELI FEAST RED 2015
Dry Red Wine
PGI Peloponnese
GRAPE/BLEND: 100% Agiorgitiko from Nemea
ALC: 12.5% abv

PICCOLO MONDO RED 2015
Semi-Sweet Red Wine
GRAPE/BLEND: 100% Agiorgitiko from Nemea
ALC: 12% abv

SEMELI RED 2015
Dry Red Wine
PGI Peloponnese
GRAPE/BLEND: 80% Agiorgitiko from Nemea & 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
ALC: 13% abv

Rosé Wines

OREINOS HELIOS ROSE / MOUNTAIN SUN ROSE 2015
Dry Rose Wine
PGI Korinthia
GRAPE/BLEND: 100% Agiorgitiko from Nemea
ALC: 13% abv

THE SEMELI COLLECTION / Untitled Agiorgitiko – Syrah 2015
Dry Rose Wine
GRAPE/BLEND: 50% Agiorgitiko from Nemea & 50% Syrah
ALC: 13% abv

Sweet Wines

ESPERA BY SEMELI
Sweet White Wine
GRAPE/BLEND: 100% Gewurztraminer
ALC: 15% abv

Awards

OREINOS HELIOS WHITE / MOUNTAIN SUN WHITE

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
OREINOS HELIOS WHITE / MOUNTAIN SUN WHITE International Wine & Spirits Competition (London) silver 2016
OREINOS HELIOS WHITE / MOUNTAIN SUN WHITE International Wine Challenge (London) silver 2016
OREINOS HELIOS WHITE / MOUNTAIN SUN WHITE Vinalies Internationales Competition gold 2016
OREINOS HELIOS WHITE / MOUNTAIN SUN WHITE Thessaloniki International Wine Competition gold 2016
OREINOS HELIOS WHITE / MOUNTAIN SUN WHITE Concours Mondial de Bruxelles gold 2015
OREINOS HELIOS WHITE / MOUNTAIN SUN WHITE Thessaloniki International Wine Competition gold 2015
OREINOS HELIOS WHITE / MOUNTAIN SUN WHITE Challenge International Du Vin, Paris gold 2013
OREINOS HELIOS WHITE / MOUNTAIN SUN WHITE Decanter World Wine Awards, London silver 2013

THE SEMELI COLLECTION / Untitled Chardonnay

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
THE SEMELI COLLECTION / Untitled Chardonnay International Wine Challenge (London) Commended 2016
THE SEMELI COLLECTION / Untitled Chardonnay International Wine & Spirits Competition (London) Bronze 2016

THE SEMELI COLLECTION / Untitled Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
THE SEMELI COLLECTION / Untitled Sauvignon Blanc Decanter World Wine Awards (London) Commended 2016
THE SEMELI COLLECTION / Untitled Sauvignon Blanc International Wine Challenge (London) silver 2016
THE SEMELI COLLECTION / Untitled Sauvignon Blanc Challenge International du Vin silver 2016
THE SEMELI COLLECTION / Untitled Sauvignon Blanc Thessaloniki International Wine Competition silver 2016
THE SEMELI COLLECTION / Untitled Sauvignon Blanc Berliner Wein Trophy gold 2016

OREINOS HELIOS RED / MOUNTAIN SUN RED

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
OREINOS HELIOS RED / MOUNTAIN SUN RED International Wine & Spirits Competition, London bronze 2013
OREINOS HELIOS RED / MOUNTAIN SUN RED International Wine Challenge, London commended 2013

SEMELI NEMEA RESERVE

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
SEMELI NEMEA RESERVE International Wine Challenge (London) commended 2016
SEMELI NEMEA RESERVE Thessaloniki International Wine Competition gold 2015
SEMELI NEMEA RESERVE International Wine & Spirits Competition, London silver 2013

CHATEAU SEMELI

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
CHATEAU SEMELI Challenge International du Vin, France bronze 2015

MANTINIA NASSIAKOS / SEMELI MANTINIA

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
MANTINIA NASSIAKOS / SEMELI MANTINIA Decanter World Wine Awards (London) bronze 2016
MANTINIA NASSIAKOS / SEMELI MANTINIA International Wine Challenge (London) Commended 2016
MANTINIA NASSIAKOS / SEMELI MANTINIA International Wine & Spirits Competition (London) silver 2016
MANTINIA NASSIAKOS / SEMELI MANTINIA Challenge International du Vin (Paris) bronze 2016
MANTINIA NASSIAKOS / SEMELI MANTINIA Vinalies Internationales Competition silver 2016
MANTINIA NASSIAKOS / SEMELI MANTINIA Thessaloniki International Wine Competition silver 2016
MANTINIA NASSIAKOS / SEMELI MANTINIA Concours Mondial de Bruxelles silver 2015
MANTINIA NASSIAKOS / SEMELI MANTINIA Challenge International du Vin, France silver 2015
MANTINIA NASSIAKOS / SEMELI MANTINIA Thessaloniki International Wine Competition silver 2015
MANTINIA NASSIAKOS / SEMELI MANTINIA Challenge International Du Vin, Paris gold 2013
MANTINIA NASSIAKOS / SEMELI MANTINIA Concours Mondial De Bruxelles silver 2013

OREINOS HELIOS ROSE / MOUNTAIN SUN ROSE

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
OREINOS HELIOS ROSE / MOUNTAIN SUN ROSE International Wine Challenge (London) bronze 2016
OREINOS HELIOS ROSE / MOUNTAIN SUN ROSE Challenge International du Vin (Paris) Gold 2016
OREINOS HELIOS ROSE / MOUNTAIN SUN ROSE Thessaloniki International Wine Competition Gold 2016
OREINOS HELIOS ROSE / MOUNTAIN SUN ROSE Vinalies® Internationales Competition Silver 2016
OREINOS HELIOS ROSE / MOUNTAIN SUN ROSE Challenge International du Vin, France Gold 2015
OREINOS HELIOS ROSE / MOUNTAIN SUN ROSE Concours Mondial De Bruxelles Gold 2013
OREINOS HELIOS ROSE / MOUNTAIN SUN ROSE Vinalies Internationales, Paris Silver 2013

THE SEMELI COLLECTION / Untitled Agiorgitiko – Syrah

Wine Vintage Competition Prize Year
THE SEMELI COLLECTION / Untitled Agiorgitiko – Syrah International Wine Challenge (London) Silver 2016
THE SEMELI COLLECTION / Untitled Agiorgitiko – Syrah Decanter World Wine Awards (London) Bronze 2016
THE SEMELI COLLECTION / Untitled Agiorgitiko – Syrah Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Silver 2016
THE SEMELI COLLECTION / Untitled Agiorgitiko – Syrah International Wine & Spirits Competition (London) Bronze 2016
THE SEMELI COLLECTION / Untitled Agiorgitiko – Syrah Challenge International du Vin Silver 2016
THE SEMELI COLLECTION / Untitled Agiorgitiko – Syrah Vinalies® Internationales Competition Gold 2016

Distributors

GERMANY

VIN DU SUD BEI JBW
81249 MUNCHEN
LOCHHAMER SCHLAG 12, 82166 GRAFELFING
info@vindusud.de
004989/86369289, mobile 0049 176/64018955
Frau PILAR MELADINIS

NC FOOD Gmbh
04158 LEIPZIG
ZUM FRISCHEMARKT 1 A , 04158 LEIPZIG
chrysidis.ncfood@hotmail.com
Tel 0049 341 461 0790, 915, 911
NIKOS CHRYSIDIS

UNITED KINGDOM

ECLECTIC WINES LTD
16 HOLFORD WAY, QUEEN MARY’S PLACE -LONDON SW15 5FB
eclecticwines@aol.com
tel: +44 208 788 4048
mobile +44 7909963293
Mrs MARY PATERAS

WHITTALLS WINES LTD-ODDBINS
1-9 HARDWICKS SQUARE, SUITE 101, HARWICKS WAY, WANDSWORTH LONDON, SW18 4AW LONDON
tel: +44 844 7017 532
Mrs ANA SAPUNGIU

THE NETHERLANDS

HERMES GP
GROTEDRIES 2, 6223 AE MAASTRICHT
info@hermesgp.nl
tel 0031 652 751759
PANO KOLIAS

DGS -GRAPE DISTRICT
Joop Geesinkweg 126 1114 AB AMSTERDAM
Thijs@grapedistrict.nl
T: + 31 20 6651115
Thijs van Vugt

SWITZERLAND

NIKOS IMPORT-EXPORT
3665 WATTENWILL- BERN
VERZINKEREIWEG 5
hadzikalymnios@bluewin.ch
tel 0041 79633 0408
NIKOS HADZIKALYMNIOS

THRAKI GMBH
8952 SCHLIEREN
GASWERKSTRASSE 2
info@thraki.ch
tel 0041 43 495 0315
THEO CHATZIS

BELGIUM

WMME -LEO WIELS
MADELIEFJESLAAN 17, 2180 EKEREN
leo.wiels@gmail.com
0032 495 389026
LEO WIELS

PEGASOS WINES
3520 ZONHOVEN
KLEINE HEMMENWEG 19
info@pegasos.bepegasos@pandora.be
0032 11 818464
EVANGELOS GROUSDANAKIS

NORWAY

AMKA AS-LARS ADSKIM
SANDAKERVEIEN 24D, F2 , N-0473, OSLO
laa@amka.no
0047 23114910 0047 99358029 mobile
LARS ADSKIM

POLAND

PRO-LOG S.A. (EURO-FOODS)
U.I 3 MAJA 8, 05-800 PRUSZKOW
slawomir.makal@eurofoods.com.pi
0048 668 372947
SLAWOMIR MAKAL

LATVIA

VINA STUDIJA
Z.A. Meierovica bulv.6/1-4
Riga, LV-1050
dina.deaka@vinastudija.lv
+61 7 3854 0407
Rory Smith

CYPRUS

KYRIAKIDES & Co LTD
AYIAS PHILAXEOS 70 GOLD TOWER. 3rd FLOOR Π.Ο ΒΟΧ 56521
3025 LIMASSOL
despiana@desras.com
00357 25343400
Mra DESPIANA KYRIAKIDES

ELIADES S.Z LTD
CHRISTODOULOU SOZOU STREET, 2
LIMASSOL CYPRUS
eliades-info@cytanet.com, zenon@eliades-group.com
tel 00357 22672400
Mr. Zinon Eliades

United States of America

STELLAR IMPORTING COMPANY LLC
14-34 150th STREET, SUITE 4, WHITESTONE, NEW YORK 11357
sam@stellarimports.com
001 718/747 2141
SAM KATECHIS

ATHENEE IMPORTERS & DISTRIBUTORS LTD
515 PENINSULA BLVD – HEMPSTEAD NY 11551
Andrea@atheneeimporters.com
001 516 505 4800
ANDREA ENGLISIS

CANADA

AQ -SOCIETE DES ALCOOLS DU QUEBEC
905, AVENUE DE LORIMIER, H2K 3V9 MONTREAL
georges@essenciavins.com
001 514 808 7878
GEORGES STEFANOPOULOS
(ESSENCIA VINS & SPIRITUEUX

SINGAPORE

WINE CAVIAR LLP
2 CHANGI BUSINESS PARK AVENUE 1, #02-01
SINGAPORE 486015
Kevin@WineCaviar.com
006596895268/634 857
KEVIN YEOW

BOUCHON WINES & SPIRITS
Fortitude Valley Queensland 4006
EIFEL TOWER 208
rsmith@bouchon.com.au
+61 7 3854 0407
Rory Smith

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SEMELI WINERY

Koutsi, Nemea,
Peloponnese, 20 500
T +30 27460 20360
F +30 27460 23960

Website: www.semeliwines.gr

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