Modest in words but expressive in his actions, Nikos Karatzas started out his career at Ktima Pavlidis and, a decade on, has put his signature on emblematic wines such as Thema and Emphasis. His sights are now set on bigger things such as working with vines that are older than he is, participating in efforts to produce authentic wines and, mainly, helping make better wines from native Greek varieties. “My professional philosophy is the same as my guiding principle in life: honesty. Clean wines, with character and harmony, that express the vineyard from which they came. That is my goal.”
In 2015, Nikos created Oenops Wines. It is the newest wine production unit in the region of Drama with the aim to produce quality wines based on the principle of minimal intervention, wines with character that carry all those elements of each grape variety in combination with the vineyard in which it is cultivated.