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What happens when an entire family is passionate for nature? They abandon city life and move to countryside. This is the story of Kioutsoukis family (Dimitrios, Eleftheria and their children). Dimitrios Kioutsoukis  with his family assistance and inspiration planted 11 hectars of vines (mainly Greek grape varieties: Assyrtiko, Malagousia, Roditis, Xinomavro) in northern Greece near Thessaloniki, an area well known from ancient times for its wines. 

Dimitrios (chemical engineer- UC Davis winemaking) and his daughter Stavroula ( agronomist- oenologist) carrying on the family tradition and passionate about permaculture principles use more than organic  methods in viticulture and winemaking. Their main goal is to give birth to wines versatile, unique that express both their philosophy and the terroir.

Seeking the real taste of  life they created the Kamara pure wines, low intervention wines (natural wines).

All Kamara pure wines are naturally fermented with indigenous yeasts , have no oenological substances added and they are bottled without filtration and no added sulfites

Living wines

Let the nature be the winemaker

"Let the nature do the fertilization"   

 Does this method makes winemaking easier, or harder in the long run?

  In the first years, we have a lot of hard work to do, because human in general has destroyed the nature up to a point. The use and abuse of fertillisations, pesticides, fungicides are only some of the factors having led to this destruction as well as to a subsequent weakening of nature’s power. For generations, the majority of farmers and agronomists thought of nature as flawed, as something that really needed his intervention. So, in order to undo the negative results of those bad practices which have been going on for so many generations, hard work need to be done. We have the vineyard checked every 2 days for diseases; most of the work in the vineyard is done manually, so that we do not bother the wildlife as much as we can.

    Regarding the vinification, we could not say that the work is easier or harder. What we can certainly say is that work is more risky. We should throw away the grapes that are not 100% healthy and good and  as a consequence the production is much less than in a conventional vineyard. In the winery, the work continues with controling the wines or the fermenting musts every day. We taste the wines in order to see if there is any fault, we control the temperatures of the tanks, we check the wines in our laboratory-analysis of volatile acidity, analysis of biomass( to see the population of the yeasts ) etc.

    In the long run, to be honest, I could not say for sure whether the work will be harder or easier; for the moment we have to face a lot of difficulties, but I think –and hope!- that in the future the situation will become more stable and thus a bit easier. Right now, only one thing is beyond every doubt: that the winemaking of this type will continue to intrigue me no matter how hard it is. 

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Our activities

We bring greek Authentic natural wines arround the world

Naural wine fair Helsinki 2019
« We will present our wines in the first Natural wine fair Helsinki 2019 (22 & 23/ 03 /2019) »
Rawwine Montreal 2018
« We are proud to be with Rawwinefair to present our wines »
Raw winefair Los Angeles
« We are proud to be a part of Rawwinefair LA 2018 »
RAWWINE NYC 2018
« Kamara is proud to be a a part of the most successfull wine fair RAWWINE FAIR »

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CRISP-FRIED MUSSELS with root vegetable salad and a reduced beer vinaigrette. Thanks to the recipy book by friend KC Walberg  Sweeden. Paired with Nimbus Ritinitis 2017.#naturalwines #kamarawines#kamaraestate #nimbusritinitis #kvalitetsviner #scandinaviancuisine #musselsrecipePermaculture spring in our Assyrtiko
#permaculture #permaculturegarden #permaculturevineyard #naturalwine #vinnaturel #springvineyards #biodynamicvineyard #biodynamicwines#Repost @colmadowines
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Desde el norte de Grecia nos llega @kamarawinery y este es su #blancdenoirs de #malagousia y #xinomavro estructurado y goloso. Versátil y profundo. No puedo dejar de imaginármelo con una empanada de xoubas.
#kamarawines#kamarapurewine #stalisma #stalismawhite #vindenature #winebynature#vinnaturelle #naturalwinesMartin Nittnaus a biodynamic wine Austrian producer with his friend Peter in their visit to kamaraestate #kamarawinery #kamaraestate #kamarawines#naturalwines #vinnaturel #winebynature #vindenature #biodynamicwines #vinsvivants#Repost @morganemuszy
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Perfect day for this crazy, amazing, fruity, juicy pet-nat from my Greek family @kamarawinery ...I miss you! ❤️
#noselfiesomeonetookthepicture#Repost @thewinebottega
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Spring juice back on our list with Kamara Estate Nimbus Ritinitis. A Retsina, they carefully source the pine tar from a purveyor who taps trees at a specific altitude from particular trees. Too cool for school, but it will be in our Greek Class this month.#Repost @nichevine
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There are days where work is no longer work but is elevated to a whole different level. 
We had a couple of those days last week ❤
Thank you @kamarawinery - it  was such a pleasure showing you around Copenhagen! And thank you @vinsupernaturel for a great event full of natural Greek wine and Gyros-hotdogs! 🥂🇬🇷☀️🌭
Also thanks to @ancestralebar
for a great goodbye dinner!
Dimitrios and Elly - See you in Greece! #kamarapure #nichevine #greekaffair #yamas#Repost @wineyaac
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When Dimitrios of Kamara wine said his daughter could host my dad and I while he was doing exhibitions in Scandinavia, we were expecting a quick 30 minute tasting and tour of their winery 50km west of Thessaloniki, Greece. Almost four hours later, we got back in the car gushing that it was the highlight of the trip. Starting his own winery was Dimitrios’s dream since he was young, and Kamara finally came to be in 2010. The natural wines are made following a minimal intervention philosophy, mostly using grapes native to Greece like assyrtiko and xinomavro (international varieties like syrah and merlot are in the process of being grafted over). It is a family run business — we spent the afternoon with Stavroula and her twin brothers Apostolos and Thanasis, and each member has operational tasks that they oversee. After a tour of the facility and tasting wines from tanks and barrels, the siblings made us lunch, including a herb phyllo dough pie and potato egg frittatas — apparently they can’t keep up with the amount of eggs from their chickens, so it’s omlettes for breakfast, frittatas for lunch, fried eggs for dinner 😆 The conversation flowed, covering topics like politics, family, careers, and food (obviously). My dad’s dad was born in Thessaloniki, and immigrated to Israel with his family when he was 8 years old in 1937. By the end of the war, only 1000 of 50k Jews were left in Thessaloniki. Somehow, these ancestral ties made me feel close to the Kamara siblings after just one day. What struck me is how happy they were, to be working in nature, spending time together — my own family is a 14h flight away so I found this incredibly special. A big thank you to them for their hospitality and warmth. And thank you to Melissa @rockjuicesf for the tip — rumor has it some of these wines might be available in upcoming shipments.
#kamarawinery# kamarawines#kamara#greekwines#naturalwine#naturalwines#nattywines#vinvivant#vinnaturel#vinonaturel#winestsgram#winetime#winegeek#wineryvisit##greece#thessaloniki#retsina#xinomavro#assyrtiko#winenerd#Repost @nichevine
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Spring is here and Nimbus Albus from @kamarawinery are the only clouds you'll see today ☀️
Come by @vinsupernaturel today from 17-19 and have a cup and a Greek Hotdog 🌭🥂🇬🇷
Afterwards oysters and more Greek Juice @rouge_oysters 🕺🏽#Repost @thenaturalwineshoppe
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Greek, Italian and Funky Pink Stuff #naturalwine #organicwine #biodynamicwine #glouglou #wine #winetasting #winelover #winery #winenight #wines #winestagram#Repost @vinsupernaturel
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These three are the stars of tonights GETDOWN. We'll start with:⁣
STALISMA BTG 50 DKK a blend of Malagousia/Xinomavro blanc de noir 210 DKK BTB. ⁣
NIMBUS ALBUS on Malagousia/Assyrtiko (50-50% blend), up to two days maceration 210 DKK BTB. ⁣
PETNAT on Xinomavro/Malagousia/Assyrtiko 235 DKK BTB. ⁣
All three can be purchased as a set in THE BAG for 600 DKK between 17-19.⁣
#thegetdowncph⁣
#kamarapure⁣
#nichevine⁣
#rougeoysters⁣
#vinsupernaturel⁣
#ワイン超自然的 ⁣
#自然派ワイン⁣
#naturalwine⁣
#vinosoprannaturale⁣
#vinosobrenatural#Repost @tovehenckel
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Chirashisushi @ Tak. Paired with a rosé wine from Kamara Winery in Greece. #chirashisushi #sushi #fish #roe #avocado #rice #tak #stockholm #sweden #winepairing #wine #natural .
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Kamara estate / Kioutsoukis family

24th Km Thessaloniki Kilkis

PO BOX 2404  / 57018 Oreokastro

Thessaloniki  Greece

tel:0030 23410 64980

email:info@kamara.com.gr 

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