George Skouras, proprietor, oenologist and winemaker of Domain Skouras, was born in Argos, a city in Peloponnese that has been inhabited for over 3000 years.
In the early eighties, he
studied agriculture in Dijon, France where a local winemaker introduced him to Burgundy wine.
Impressed and inspired, his
Dionysian element took over, and he
switched to oenology.
As a Dijon University graduate, he worked for French, Italian and Greek wineries.
In 1986 Skouras
first winery in Pyrghella, a small town near Argos.
In 1988 he
pioneering Megas Oenos wine, a first-of-a-kind red cuvee, an impressive blend of the local Aghiorgitiko
and the international Cabernet Sauvignon with illustrious results.
Megas Oenos (great wine) became known as a high quality wine in the Greek market and abroad.
In 1996 he
built a winery in the bucolic village of Ghymno at 700m altitude, in the designated Nemean Appellation of Origin area.
Ghymno, a roof garden of Greek vineyards, is home to 50-year old Aghiorgitiko
Grapes from these vineyards are used in the Megas Oenos Red.
Over the last fifteen years, Skouras
has brought his
domain to the forefront of Greek estates.
Increased demand for his
terroir-driven and estate-bottled wines has prompted the building of a new winery and reception center at Malandreni, Argos.
An upscale winery with ultimate balance of location, design, efficiency and technology.