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Founded in 1997 by chemist Yorgos Tsimbidi and his wife Elli, the winery lies a few kilometers from the other-worldly, eponymous Byzantine town of Monemvasia, which legend holds gave rise to the ubiquitous Malvasia grape. Part of their mission was to revive the tradition and fame of sweet Malvasia, which they have done with great success. But they have devoted equal attention to the local varieties Kydonitsa, Asproudi, Mavroudi and Limniona, among others. Now joined by daughters Marialena and Anastasia, their wines go from strength to strength, bringing well-earned acclaim. The labels are original and eye-catching, and some play off the legends of nearby Sparta.
City of Origin:
57th Km of N.R., Aggelona, Monemvasia (location of the winery)
Date Founded:
Owner Name:
Yiorgos Tsimbidis (owner and winemaker)
Vineyard Size:
Total Annual Production:
300,000 bottles

Property History:

With the launch of our winery in 1997, the vineyards became our top priority. We devoted our first years of operation to the documentation and study of local varieties, while experimenting with wine making processes, until in 2005 we started planting our first vines. Today, we are the proud growers of a collection of rare varieties, uniquely encompassing Monemvasias terroir in our 30 hectares of organic vineyards. Our modern, visitable winery was finished in 2020 and is now located in the 57th Km of the National Road Tarapsa-Monemvasia, 10 Km away from the Castle of Monemvasia. At the ground floor, in the main space, is where the production of the wines operates and where the necessary equipment such as: destemmer, pneumatic press, stainless steel tanks of controlled temperature and automatic bottling line are kept. The underground aging space houses the elevage of red and white wines in oak barrels and in bottles.

Owner History:

Monemvasia Winery was founded in 1997 in Monemvasia in the region of Laconia by Yorgos and Elli Tsimbidi. Drawing inspiration from the myth of the long-lost Malvasia wine and driven by their love for their homeland and their faith in its potential, they took the big decision to start a winery from scratch. The fervor and dedication in reviving the medieval Malvasia wine urged them to seek out the local grape varieties and the traditional ways of vinification. Throughout this journey, they stumbled upon and experimented with rare varieties and thus Monemvasia, Kydonitsa, Assyrtiko, Asproudi and Mavroudi came out of obscurity.

Wines By Monemvasia

2014 Monemvasios Red (Laconia)


2021 "300" White (Laconia)

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