While winemaking in Drama dates back to antiquity, the region did not emerge onto the modern winemaking scene until the 1980s. Ktima Pavlidis was created in 1998 with 160 acres of estate vineyards planted with a mix of international and indigenous Greek varietals.
Location of Vineyard
The Ktima Pavlidis winery and vineyards are located in the region of Drama in Eastern Macedonia. This region is surrounded by mountains on three sides, and by the Aegean Sea to the south. This unique topography provides the estate vineyards with a special microclimate, with cool winds during the night that prolong the ripening period and give the grapes the opportunity to ripen slowly and evenly.
All wines are made exclusively with estate-grown fruit, in order to control the quality of production. Each of the estate vineyards has an on-site weather station which allows the viticultural team to closely monitor conditions during the growing season, ensuring that grapes are harvested during optimal ripeness. The grapes are hand-harvested at night and refrigerated during transportation in order to take advantage of the cooler temperature and preserve the varietals’ aromatics and natural acidity. At the estate’s modern winemaking facility, the team uses a gentle approach, utilizing light crushing, temperature-controlled maceration and gravity-flow transfers in order the faithfully preserve the characteristics of the grapes without over extraction or harsh tannins. The resulting wines from Ktima Pavlidis are high-quality, terroir-driven wines with enjoyable aromatic and flavor profiles, with a distinct and recognizable personality.