Beginning of 2007, Koutsi Nemea. GAIA introduces GAIA S, a new creation that combines the much-loved indigenous Agiorgitiko grape with the French Syrah. You can interpret S whichever way you prefer; S for Syrah but also S for Super Nemea.

The grapes come from GAIA’s private vineyard at upland Koutsi, in Nemea. GAIA S ages for 12 months in 225 lit. French oak barrels coming from the Nevers & Allier forests in central France. When bottled, without undergoing any filtering or additional procedures, it matures for at least five months before being released to the market.

The result is a particularly deep red black wine with intense aromas, cleanliness and complexity created by perfect and respectful amalgamation of Agiorgitiko and Syrah. Its structure is rich and generous. We strongly believe that kept under good cellar conditions, this wine will improve for years to come.

Remember to spend Gaia S in a decanting, at least half an hour before you enjoy it. Its new dimension that will emerge, will excite you!


It consists of a shallow (70-80cm) clay layer that lies upon the lime mother soil with relatively neutral ph. Low organic content, like most of the limestone soils in Greece. On the slopes of the hills where most of the vineyards are located, the soils drain quite well but are exposed to erosion.


Cold and humid winters with low temperatures that rarely drop below the freezing point. Summers are warm, without excessively high temperatures and with few showers during June. Typically, a autumn follows the summer. The warm September days with significantly colder nights and the dry conditions synthesize an ideal weather pattern for a good maturation.  The total rain precipitations (600-700mm annually) occur mainly between October and March.


Owned for 40 years in the semi-mountainous commune KOUTSI in NEMEA, at an altitude of 450-550 m with an intense slope # 15% & N-S.W direction. This vineyard is pruned very strictly in order to reduce its high fertile buds.


The winery was built in 1997 at the heart of the private vineyard in Koutsi, Nemea at an altitude of 550m. Our winery in Koutsi is a contemporary industrial building with magnificent views of the plains of Nemea and the valley of Asopos River, around 350m below. Its capacity is 3,060 hectoliters while its production equipment and the high quality control systems offer to the oenologist every state-of-the-art instrument for a vertical production of high quality wines.