The winery's story begins in the 1800's. Having left his mountain village as a young man, Theodoros Mercouri spent several years in Italy, working for various wine estates developing a passion for winemaking and Italian grape varietals. Later moving to Egypt, he prospered in the cotton trade and established a family but longed to return to Greece and pursue his love of winemaking in his homeland. To that end, he began searching for a suitable site for his vineyard and fell in love with a 40 acres property on the Ichthis peninsula along the western coast of the Peloponnese, near the port of Katakolo and a short drive from Ancient Olympia.
In 1930, Leonidas Mercouri, Theodoros' son, built a new production facility, considered top of the line for its time, with underground cellars able to hold approximately 300 tons of wine.
Just minutes from the busy port of Katakolo, Domaine Mercouri is a tranquil respite from the hustle and bustle of summer travel. Sitting with friends, sipping wine, surrounded by blooming oleanders and views of the Ionian sea, one can truly appreciate the beauty of the western Peloponnese. A beauty that generations of Mercouri have worked to convey through their carefully crafted wines.