The Rouvalis Winery is a small winery, designed for the production of quality terroir wines.
It is built on the rock, in six different levels and it utilizes the natural gravity-flow in every stage of the wine making process. Contact us to make a visit.
The winery is built with modern simplicity on a quiet rocky slope. All the windows are facing north creating the perfect conditions for the wine. From the tasting room someone can enjoy a panoramic view of the Corinthian Gulf.
Every level serves a specific purpose:
The Grapemust processing level
Right under the press is the level where the must process is taking place. The grape juice arrives to special stainless cooling tanks through the natural flow and it remains there for some hours until the static racking starts. After 12-24 hours, the clear must separates from the solid parts and moves to another tank, to the next level below
The level of Alcoholic Fermentation
Continuing to follow the gravity flow, the clear grapemust goes through the 3rd level of processing where the alcoholic fermentation takes place as well as the rest of the winemanking procedures. At this level we have placed stainless steel cooling tanks for the fermentation of white wines, as well as special tanks and the pressing machine for the red varieties.
Bottling, Packaging & the Quality Control Lab
At this level the bottling and packaging take place. The bottling machine removes the air from each bottle creating an inert gas atmosphere, thus protecting the wine from oxygen. There is also a well-equipped oenology lab for the quality control of the products, in which we check the status of our wine at any time. At every step of the process we apply strict specifications of traceability in accordance with the EU regulations.
The Underground Cellar
The 5th level is completely subterranean and offers special conditions of humidity and temperature that favour the storage of our French oak-barrels and handmade amphoras for the ageing of wine. It is where our vintage wine series are being vinified and aged alongside with our sweet wines that come from the sun-dried grapes of our vineyard.
It is the 6th bottom level of our winery, the subterranean storage space. It is where the wines and other materials are being stored. It is connected to the other levels with an elevator, which also assures the communication of vintage wine with the bottling area without the use of pumps.
This is how the circle of gravity concludes in Rouvalis Winery!