Categories: Wineries & Vineyards, Food & Drink
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Το Κτήμα Μερκούρη βρίσκεται στη Δυτ. Πελοπόννησο, πάνω στο υψίπεδο του ακρωτηρίου Ιχθύς, στην περιοχή Κορακοχωρίου του Δήμου Πύργου, πολύ κοντά στο λιμάνι του Κατακώλου και σε απόσταση 30 Km περίπου από την Αρχαία Ολυμπία. Είναι ένα παλιό αγρόκτημα, με ιστορία 140 χρόνων στην παραγωγή οίνου και ελαιολάδου. Η ιστορία του αρχίζει το 1864, όταν ο Θεόδωρος Μερκούρης αγοράζει το πρώτο αγροτεμάχιο, και η εγκατάσταση του πρώτου αμπελώνα χρονολογείται από το έτος 1870, όταν φθάνουν από τη Β. Ιταλία μοσχεύματα της ποικιλίας «Refosco». Στα 1930, ο Λεωνίδας Θ. Μερκούρης δημιουργεί, μέσα στο κτήμα, ένα σύγχρονο για την εποχή του οινοποιείο, με υπόγειες δεξαμενές 300 t περίπου, το οποίο παραμένει ενεργό μέχρι το 1960.Από το 1985, με την 3η και 4η γενιά της οικογένειας, αρχίζει μιά νέα, συστηματική προσπάθεια για την αναβίωση της οινοπαραγωγικής δραστηριότητας του κτήματος, με την παραγωγή τυποποιημένων κρασιών. Στα πλαίσια αυτής της προσπάθειας ανασυγκροτούνται και εκσυγχρονίζονται οι παλιές εγκαταστάσεις του οινοποιείου, προστίθενται νέα κτίρια, αντικαθίσταται ο μηχανολογικός εξοπλισμός με σύγχρονα οινοποιητικά μηχανήματα, ανανεώνονται και επεκτείνονται οι αμπελώνες με νέες φυτεύσεις, και το Κτήμα Μερκούρη παίρνει τη νομική μορφή μιάς οικογενειακής Α.Ε. Σήμερα η εταιρεία Κτήμα Μερκούρη Α.Ε. διευθύνεται από τους αδελφούς Βασίλη και Χρίστο Κανελλακόπουλο, μέλη της 4ης γενιάς της οικογένειας.

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 Katakalo, 12 km from Pyrgos and 32 km from Ancient Olympia. The estate is extensive with over 150 years of history in the production of quality wine and olive oil.The estate was founded in 1864 when Theodoros Mercouri, a cosmopolitan and successful businessman, 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 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.
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  • After close to a week into our cruise, (previously stopping at various other amazing countries and ports), Our ship ended up in Katakolon & my boyfriend and I weren't sure what to expect. We hadn't pr...  read more »
  • Stopped at Mercouri estate as part of an excursion. Was greeted by a nice and very informative Greek man which is probably the current owner. It was great to see all the wine making equipment has been...  read more »
  • We found this by chance as we took the little Katakolon Fun Train to the beach and it calls on the way. I just wasn't prepared for how beautiful and tranquil this place is. I believe some Cruise ships...  read more »
  • We went to Winery here. It is a historic winery with a rustic, casual and authentic feel to it. They do give tours here for groups or shore excursions that you can have wine tasting here. The wine here is very good especially the White Wine. There is special red wine that is excellent. It is somewhat hard to find this if you are not using google maps but you can use the signs.
  • Beautiful wine, we had the Roditis and Viognier blend
  • An incredible place that makes fantastic wines. The whole place looks like it's caught in a timewarp from the 19th century, except for the winery, which is 21st century modern. The peacocks wondering around and the old mansion complete the surrealistic illusion. But that doesn't change the fact that Cava Mercouri is my favorite red wine, and Coma Berenice is my favorite white wine (and I'm talking among all wines I've ever tasted). If you're in the area, don't miss it!
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