The wine of Mantinia
Homer characterized Mantineia as a multitude. In the Arcadian Orchomenos there was a theater dedicated to Dionysus, while Pausanias says that visiting the ancient city of Amilo (north of Tripoli) found its ruins flooded with vines and olives. There is also the "vine of Pausanias", a huge, dense vine in the shade of which, according to the legend, the traveler was relaxed coming from the area of the Ancient Nassos ... (It is perhaps the oldest part of the world! )
The very good continental climate and the composition of the soil contribute to the production of the excellent wines of the region, with aroma and fruity taste. The white-and some rosé wines of Mantineia are produced by the Moschofilero variety, which is mostly grown in the region. In 1971, crops of 5,000 acres in the area were approved for the production of wines of the Highest Quality Designation of Origin.
Most vineyards here are organic, producing high quality wines. Nowadays, varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewurztaminer, are given in the region's wine production, giving local wines such as Arcadia, Tegea, Peloponnese. White with rich aroma, and reds that are suitable for aging.