Domaine Karanika

At Domaine Karanika they work in harmony with nature to protect the health of people and the earth while producing the finest quality wine. Their organic vineyards at the Amyndeo plateau in the far North-west of Greece include old to very old Xinomavro vines, the younger Assyrtiko, Cabernet Sauvignon and the almost forgotten Limniona. Their wines range from the sparkling Karanika Brut, red Xinomavro/Limniona Cabernet blends and the razor-sharp white Assyrtiko to the luscious rose wine from Xinomavro.

Karanika’s winemaking philosophy is minimal handling of grapes and wines with few chemical additions. They follow nature, instead of trying to control it. That means: no pumping to transport must and wines, but gravity, piegage, adding only sulfites and Montmorillonite clay to the wine, and the use of ‘homeopathic’ sprays in the vineyard. They work according to Maria Thun’s biodynamic calendar in the winery and vineyard therefore their wines ‘breathe terroir’, are crystal clear, very aromatic and have considerable length. No bombastic heavyweights but straightforward honest wines.