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Korakochori | Mercouris Domain vineyards & wine tasting

Created with Sketch. Korakohori Ilias,Greece
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Duration

2-3 hours

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

We care on bringing you in touch with the wines and flavours of Peloponnese. Our highly experienced team is dedicated to offer you a package on the wide spectrum of local wine presentation, wine tasting learning, combination of wine with local flavours, vine landscapes, along with the views of a... More

We care on bringing you in touch with the wines and flavours of Peloponnese. Our highly experienced team is dedicated to offer you a package on the wide spectrum of local wine presentation, wine tasting learning, combination of wine with local flavours, vine landscapes, along with the views of a unique -in the world- ecosystem, all inclusive.

Our guest during the wine tour, have the chance to visit the winery and the vineyyards, exclusively chosen for the highly quality products, their approach on making wines, as also to their dedication to the Peloponnesian wine itself.

In this winery, our guests will taste four different kinds of wine. They will also have the opportunity to discuss about the wines they taste with winery trained escort or the winemaker, having at the end of the sensational tour an integrated idea of the wines produced on Peloponnese. During the ride between wineries, stopovers, will give you the chance to have a closer look at both traditional and modern vineyards, learning more about history and practice of over 2000 years old, cultivation of these species. During the final visit ,in every wine tour, an assortment of local cheese and accompaniments , are offered, in order to give our guest the chance to combine local wines and flavours.

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Prices / 2 up to 4 persons

  • 45€/person for minimum 2 participants.
  • 45€/Kid age 10+ for 2 participants.

Prices / 5 up to 8 persons

  • 38€/person for minimum 5 participants.
  • 28€/Kid age 10+ for 5 participants.

For less or more participants please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bringing you in touch with the wines and flavours of Peloponnese.
  • Tour around the premises of the winery Palyvoy where specialized personnel explains step by step the stages of wine making, ageing in the cellar, bottling process etc.
  • The tasting follows in a specially designed room, where visitors can be trained in wine tasting and enjoy the excellent quality of Mercouris wines.
  • Katakolo village in Ilia in the Peloponnese Region of Greece with the cruizer port with supply facilities, the Cap and one of the finest beach.
  • Olympia, the sanctuary of Zeus and birthplace of the Olympic Games, lies in a verdant valley close to Korakohori.

Itinerary

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Summary - Program :
Summary - Program :

The Mercouri Estate is located in the Western Peloponnese on the plateau of the Ichthis peninsula near the village of Korakochori (“the place of the crow”), 2 km from Katakolo, 12 km from Pyrgos and 32 km from Ancient Olympia. The estate is extensive with over 150 years of history in the production of wine, olive oil and in the olden days, Corinthian grapes (or currants). It belongs to the Mercouri family who have roots in the Peloponnese and all over the continent; a family with a variety of interests, but a particular love of the earth. The estate was founded in 1864 when Theodoros Mercouri, a cosmopolitan and successful businessman with interests in Northern Italy but mainly in Alexandria (Egypt), bought land that would eventually became the Mercouri Estate. There followed a few years later the planting of the first vineyard with Refosco grapes that were imported from Northern Italy. In the late 19th century, wine from the estate was exported to other parts of Europe. Traditional ships of the day landed in the small private bay beside the estate to collect red wine in oak barrels, with the port of Trieste as their destination. At the same time, the estate, quickly become renowned in Ilia, supplying the surrounding region for many decades with the Refosco grape, or the “Mercouri” as it became locally known. In 1930, Leonidas Mercouri developed a modern wine production facility for the day, with underground cellars for approximately 300 tonnes of wine that remained in use up until 1960. Since 1985, the 3rd and 4th generation of the family began a new, more systematic effort to revitalise the winemaking activities with the production of more standardised wines. Work was undertaken to reconstruct properties, wine production premises were modernised and extended and the vineyards were replanted, while in 1992 the Mercouri Estate became a private family limited company. Today the company, Mercouri Estate AE is operated by brothers Vassilis and Christos Kanellakopoulos, the 4th generation of the family.

Working hours :
Monday – Saturday 9:00-15:00 ( Except Sundays , New Year's Day and Easter Sunday)

Please provide us with your contact details and the date you are interested in visiting the winery and we will contact you as soon as possible for further clarifications and details to confirm your reservation.

Suggested equipment taking with you:
Suggested equipment taking with you:

Comfortable casual shoes - clothing.
Hat.
Backpack.
Bottle of water.
Sunglasses.

Meeting points and departure time :
Meeting points and departure time :

Meeting point at Mercouris domain and vineyards at Nemea according the opening times of the winery.
Start time will advice by sms or email two (2) days before the departure of your wine tour.

Entry requirements :
Entry requirements :

Basic physical condition.
No hiking experience required. Light walking is nessecery.

If you have any food ingredient allergy or allergy on other natural sources like egg bees, please let us know.

Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Important notice :
Important notice :

For any tour is required a minimoum number of participations in order to be materialized. In case of less participants our travel agency has the wright to cancel the tour or to postpone the date in another with more participants.Last day of information about the materialisation of the tour can be 1 day before departure as some new last minute - bookings or cancelations can influence the tour.

Cancellation Policy :
Cancellation Policy :

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the prebooked tour.

Covid19 special information :
Covid19 special information :

All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned.
Social distancing is maintained in vehicles up to 65% of the total capacity per vehicle ( taxi-minivan-minibus-bus)
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds.
Masks are required, please bring your own..

Included/Excluded

  • Visit and guidance at Mercouris domain and vineyards.
  • Wine tasting with platters : Tasting of 4 different labels accompanied by platters with variety of light snacks such us cheese and cold ham,dips etc.
  • Liability Insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned above.
  • Transfer from/to hotel.
  • Entrance tickets to Archaelogical sites and museums.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Any kind of food and beverage.
  • Tips and Portages.

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Korakohori Ilias,Greece

FAQs

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Service
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Value
We like to give value for money, often we are cheaper than most group tours. Our Private tours are more flexible, tailored to your needs & better value for money.
I'm not staying in a hotel, what is the closest pick up point?
You will need to provide the nearest major hotel to where you are staying, and enter these details as the pick up in your booking request. Alternatively you can make your way to the main departure point (Nedontos 79 str.).
Are you offering special group rates?
Trigilidas Travel as a tour organizer is specialized also to groups and private tours so please mail us at info@trigilidas.gr or info.trigilidas.com.
Can I change/amend my booking?
It may be possible to amend your booking however, this depends upon the type of amendment required and is at the discretion of the travel service provider. Contact Trigilidas Travel customer care department with your current booking details and specific details of your amendment, and we will be able to advise if the change/amendment is possible.
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The confirmation process depends upon the booking conditions. These are explained in the Additional Information field, located on the tour & activity information page. Most tours are confirmed at time of booking; however, others will be advised to you within 12-48 hours. If confirmation or otherwise is not received within 48 hours, please contact us for further assistance.

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