Nemea ancient site near the head of the valley of the River Elissos in the northeastern part of the Peloponnese, Greece, was part of the territory of Cleonae in Argolis, it is today part of the prefecture of Corinthia. Ancient Nemea’s small village of (formerly known as “Koutsoumadhi” and then “Iraklion”) is immediately southwest of the archaeological site, while the new town of Nemea lies to the west. Heracles overcame the Nemean Lion of the Lady Hera according to Greek mythology, and here during Antiquity the Nemean Games were played, in three sequence, ending about 235 BCE, celebrated in the eleven Nemean odes of Pindar.
Nowadays Nemea has created an attractive image, not only among the Greek wine producers, but all over the world. The wine quality is the result of the high respect to the tradition allied to modern methods and to the technological progress. Nemea Wine region is located in the Peloponnese next to the new town of Nemea, approximately 30 kilometers southwest of Corinth, the region was first noted for its wine making by Homer who called it Ampelóessa, “full of vines.” Today, the appellation of Nemea is the most important red wine AOC of southern Greece
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