The vine-growing area of Nemea is the largest area of production of PDO red wines in Greece. It begins at an altitude of 200 meters and reaches up to 850 meters. The wide range of altitude differentiates the ripening of the grapes and the potential alcoholic strength. The climate of the area is characterized as semi-arid to sub-humid with a mean annual temperature of 17°C and an average annual rainfall of 750 mm.
The zone includes 17 municipal districts as listed below in alphabetical order:
2 Ancient Kleones
3 Ancient Nemea
The variety grown almost exclusively in the area of Nemea is Agiorgitiko, also known as "Black of Nemea" .