The Karydas Story

Petros Karydas has an even smaller estate: just 2.5 hectares of north-facing vines drifting over the hill top and down to overlook George Diamantakos’ vines below. Vines here too were planted in early 1980s on a chalk and clay soil. This family too originated as apple growers, but Petros’ father – an Olympic skier at Innsbruck in 1964 – began bottling in 1992. Grapes here are late-harvested, as the hill-top location delays ripening, and north winds can be strong.

Karydas Wines

The wines here spend 24 months in barrel – all French barriques, with 40% of them new. This is a very simple operation. Petros’ wines are highly sought after in Greece and abroad – especially in the USA, and our allocation is very small. But this is one of the very top estates of the region.


Code Description Year
KANAO17B Naoussa 2017
KANAO17M Naoussa Magnum 2017