Mega Spileo

The first remarks about the monastery vineyards of Mega Spileo dates back to 1550. The vineyard was then used by Monks who transported grapes to the famous cellar of the monastery on mules. Then the wine was aged in 500 liters wooden barrels. At the end of the 80s the production in the monastery winery was stopped because monks were gradually leaving the monastery. However, thanks to Cavino in 1999 the vineyards were restored and planted with local and international varieties such as: Mavrodafne, Mavro Kalavritino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Lagorthi, Assyrtiko, Malagousia and Riesling. The vineyards are located in the area belonging to the Mega Spileo Monastery at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level, perfect terroir for growing high-quality vines, which resulted in the launch of excellent wines.