Oenogenesis

Oenogenesis is owned by Bakis Tsalkos, credited with launching the wine industry of Drama, and known for the elegance and balance of its wines

Oenogenesis is owned and operated by one of the greatest oenologists of Greece, Bakis Tsalkos (trained and experienced in Montpellier and Bordeaux for most of his life). He belongs to the generation of oenologists who revived the Greek wine industry, and he single-handedly created the winemaking industry of Drama in the 80’s, the youngest one of Greece. His principle is the absence of anything chemical, with as little intervention or spraying in the vineyard as possible. At least 85% of grapes used, grow in the 30 ha of estate owned vineyards.

  • Winery: Oenogenesis
  • Focus: Blends of indigenous and international grapes, with elegance and balance
  • Region: Drama (Macedonia)
  • Year founded: 2007
  • Size: 30 hectares
  • Grapes: Assyrtiko / Malagousia / Xinomavro / Sauvignon Blanc / Ugni Blanc / Semillon / Grenache Rouge / Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
  • Viticulture: Low Intervention / Sustainable
  • Climate: Mediterranean climate with mild Winters and dry Summers
  • Soil: Chalky clay
  • Vine age: Planted between 1987 and 2007
  • Altitude: 220-260m
  • Distance from coast: 18 miles
  • Percentage of estate owned grapes: 85%

Drama is situated on the foothills of mountain “Falakro” (literally “bald”, although the locals call it “the mountain of the flowers”). Drama built is in an area full of green and a lot of water. Very beautiful and hospitable, it has many picturesque neighborhoods, large squares, areas with green, and well maintained classic mansions. It is ideal for tourism in the Winter, as well as Fall and Spring excursions out in nature.