KTIMA PAVLIDIS has today 65 privately-owned hectares. The winery has been in the market since 2004, having a total surface of 3.000 m². The vineyards were planted between 1998 and 2004. We currently cultivate 65 hectares of vines, 20 ha are organically managed and 45 ha are managed according to the principles of sustainable viticulture. We cultivate both Greek indigenous and international varieties. Since 2010 in KTIMA PAVLIDIS we have made a significant turn into indigenous varieties. In 2011 5 ha of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, which were the first vines planted in the estate, have been replaced by Robola and Assyrtiko.
We believe that great wines must reflect their terroir, vintage and personality, in our case the terroir of Drama, a place well-known since Ancient Greece for winemaking. Our philosophy is a lot of effort in the vineyards to produce high quality grapes and minimum intervention in the winery (use of elevators for gravity flow, many lots are fermented with natural yeasts, etc). From pruning to harvest to final blends we follow our senses to create modern and balanced wines. At KTIMA PAVLIDIS we are very careful throughout all the steps following the harvest, which is performed during the night in low temperature… All our grapes are hand-picked, placed in refrigerator to reach 8-10ºC and then submitted in a rigorous selection by hand. We use two sorting tables, in the second a selection berry by berry takes place and then we use elevators to fill the tanks. All the above in our constant effort to preserve the elegance of a cool region, like Drama, into our wines!