Wine Art Estate
Drama, N. Greece
Assyrtiko, Xinomavro, Limniona, Malagousia, Chardonnay, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Touriga Nacional
The story begins when Yiannis Papadopoulos, decides to make the wine he loves to drink and share with his friends. From the role of the wine lover, he pivoted to the winemaker role.
First he revives a family-owned vineyard and constructs a frugal facility that would house the wine making process in his old paternal home in Mikrochori, Drama. A small underground cellar is built for the aging of the first vintage and the ones that would follow.
Some years later, his friend and fellow wine lover Yiannis Kalaitzidis, architect and engineer, joins in partnership.
In 2009 Akis Papadopoulos returns from his Bordeaux studies and takes over as Chief Oenologist after his father, Yiannis.
The French grape varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, the Italian varieties Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, the Portuguese variety Touriga Nacional and the Greek varieties Assyrtiko, Malagousia, Xinomavro, Agiorgitiko, Lemniona and Mavrodaphne are carefully tended, to ensure top quality fruit.
Owner: I.Papadopoulos - I. Kalaitzidis
Winemaker: Akis Papadopoulos
Varietals planted: Assyrtiko, Xinomavro, Limniona, Malagousia, Chardonnay, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Touriga Nacional
Total acres: 70 hectares.
Winery production: 370.000 bottles
News & Awards
Decanter World Wine Awards 2021
Techni Alipias Red 2018, PLATINUM medal, 97/100
Mundus Vini 2021
Idisma DriosAssyrtiko 2019, GOLD medal
Plano" Malagousia 2020, BRONZE medal
Merlot Drama Idisma Drios 2019, 93 Points
"A full-bodied red with plum,
balsamic and walnut aromas and
flavors. Chewy and flavorful with
lots of orange peel undertones.
Solid. Drink or hold."