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Domaine Karanika was founded by Laurens M. Hartman - Karanika and Annette van Kampen. Laurens is the son of a Greek mother and a Dutch father. Both he and his wife Annette have lived all their life in the Netherlands and had worked for about 15 years in various management positions in publishing before one day they decided to pursue their dream: to produce top-quality wine. Over the years, they were trained as winemakers, oenologists and vineyardists in Europe and the US. They seriously considered all options, from Australia to Germany, but their love for the amazing Xinomavro variety led them to Amyndeo in Greece.
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 are located at the Amyndeo plateau in the far North-west of Greece and include old to very old Xinomavro vines, the younger Assyrtiko, Cabernet Sauvignon and the almost forgotten Limniona. Their wines range includes the well-known sparkling wines as well as high quality still dry wines.
They work according to Maria Thun’s biodynamic calendar in the winery and vineyard therefore they wines reflect the terroir (or "breathe terroir" as they say), are crystal clear, very aromatic and have considerable lengthy finish.