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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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We bring greek Authentic natural wines arround the world

Rawwine Montreal 2018
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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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Rises Delicacies
#vinnaturel#kamarapurewines #wine  #vino #vinonatural #vinonaturel  #greekwine #orangewine  #thessaloniki #skincontact #skinfermentation #xinomavro#winestagram #winenerd #winegeek #winetime #terroist #kamarapure#Repost @jpbowgen
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Retsina = “a cross between rose and kerosine, finely blended.” Courtesy of @rogerbowgen #terroir #terroirtribeca #terroirnyc #wine #winetasting#Repost @diplomatemtl
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Un petit dégustation avec #lesimportationsdumoine!  Merci beaucoup!#Repost @gavruntiy
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My last greece vacation trophey from @kamarawinery. Orange retsina! Perfect for that period of autumn that we call "golden" in Moscow.

Рецина - белое сухое, с добавлением сосновой смолы при брожении. Закон разрешает поступать так с вином только в Греции. Но всему остальному миру это в голову и не приходит. 
Как они до такого додумались? Пока не изобрели бочки, греки закупоривали гипсом со смолой свои амфоры с бродившим вином. В итоге вино получалось с ароматом и привкусом сосен. Потом греков завоевали турки, и в развитии местного виноделия наступила пауза на много веков. А рецепт вот остался. Местным нравится, но они не считают ее вином. Даже в меню выносят отдельно.

Эта рецина не белая, а модно-оранжевая и натуральная. Виноград местного сорта Ассиртико, ягоды 5 дней остаются в контакте с кожицей, а потом к ним добавляется смола особого вида сосен. Эту смолу я видела лично - белая тянучка. Как резина, ага. Само слово "резина", оно от латинского "resina". Говорят, рецину или сразу любят, или нет. Я люблю. Она веселая. Пока ледяная, нос переносит в поле, к цветам. А потом - в столярную мастерскую. К свежеструганным доскам. Маслянистый аромат, где-то даже с эвкалиптом. 
Послевкусие сладко-горькое. Самое то для бабьего лета. Когда белое надоело, для розового все слишком серьезно, а для красного грустно еще недостаточно.#Repost @mhinkson
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Hell yeah! @terroirsf @kamarawinery #orangewine #skincontact #onemoreplease @legomydago#Repost @hejgrisen
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Avskalat 2018 🍇🍏#kvalitetsviner
#vinnaturel#kamarapuewines #wine #nattywine #naturalwine#naturalwines #nattywines #naturalwinelover #vinvivant #vino #vinonatural #vinonaturel  #greekwine #orangewine #retsina #thessaloniki #skincontact #skinfermentation #assyrtiko #winestagram #winenerd #winegeek #winetime #terroist #kamarapure #kamaraestate #vindesoif #nimbusritinitis#Repost @junewinebk
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a little white wine, red wine and orange Retsina... wait, ORANGE RETSINA?!? Yep- just the only one in the world 💁‍♀️ come & get these Greek babies! 🙋‍♀️🙋🏾‍♂️🙆🏻‍♂️
#vinnaturel#kamarapuewines #wine #nattywine #naturalwine#naturalwines #nattywines #naturalwinelover #vinvivant #vino #vinonatural #vinonaturel  #greekwine #orangewine #retsina #thessaloniki #skincontact #skinfermentation #assyrtiko #winestagram #winenerd #winegeek #winetime #terroist #kamarapure #kamaraestate #vindesoif #nimbusritinitish#Repost @junewinebk
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~Orange October~ all btg
Our Nimbus Ritinitis in one of the most wellknown Naturalwine bars in Brooklyn.
#vinnaturel#kamarapuewines #wine #nattywine #naturalwine#naturalwines #nattywines #naturalwinelover #vinvivant #vino #vinonatural #vinonaturel  #greekwine #orangewine #retsina #thessaloniki #skincontact #skinfermentation #assyrtiko #winestagram #winenerd #winegeek #winetime #terroist #kamarapure #kamaraestate #vindesoif #nimbusritinitis#Repost @wineyaac
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Kamara Pure — ‘Nimbus Ritinitis’ 100% assyrtiko with 5 days of skin-maceration (🍊🍷) from Thessaloniki, Greece ❗️where my grandpa is from❗️ some retsina action here which means pine resin is added to the must during fermentation, a practice that goes back many, MANY years. no filtration or fining, no s02, just solid, fun natural wine from the Kioutsoukis family 🇬🇷 #vinnaturel#kamarapuewines #wine #nattywine #naturalwine#naturalwines #nattywines #naturalwinelover #vinvivant #vino #vinonatural #vinonaturel  #greekwine #orangewine #retsina #thessaloniki #skincontact #skinfermentation #assyrtiko #winestagram #winenerd #winegeek #winetime #terroist #kamarapure #kamaraestate #vindesoif #nimbusritinitis#Repost @celebrity_bodyguard
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Helping patrons discover the #naturalwine which best fits their personal style.

#assyrtiko #malagousia #aesthetics #camoflauge #nowyouseethewinenowyoudont#Repost @celebrity_bodyguard
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Helping patrons discover the #naturalwine which best fits their personal style.

#assyrtiko #malagousia #aesthetics #camoflauge #nowyouseethewinenowyoudont

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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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