39° 21' 51.120" N


21° 55' 17.040" E




about this subregion

The Karditsa wine region is located in the Thessaly region of central Greece. Geographically, it is situated inland, surrounded by mountain ranges, and has limited proximity to bodies of water.

The region experiences a continental climate characterized by hot, dry summers and cold winters. Its inland position and elevation contribute to temperature extremes and notable diurnal temperature fluctuations.

Karditsa's soils vary from clay to limestone, which affect the flavor profiles of its wines. These diverse soil types, combined with the region's climate, influence grape development and the resulting wine characteristics.

Both indigenous and international grape varieties are cultivated in the Karditsa wine region. Native varieties such as Limniona and Mavropetria, as well as international ones like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, reflect the region's commitment to preserving its heritage while embracing modern winemaking techniques.

Vineyards in the Karditsa wine region are often situated on slopes and hillsides, maximizing sun exposure and optimizing drainage. This terrain variation contributes to the overall quality of the grapes.


vinerra illustration

Vineyard Hectares





Discover Terroir

The wine-growing region of Karditsa is located in the center of Greece, in the wine region of Thessaly. It is located in the interior of Thessaly, and is surrounded by the prefectures of Trikala to the north, Larissa to the east and Fthiotida to the south.

The Karditsa wine region has a temperate climate with a strong continental influence, which is key to the fluctuation in temperature between day and night that is typical in Karditsa. In this region, summers are hot and dry, while winters are usually mild. On the other hand, rainfall tends to be especially concentrated between winter and spring.

The soil in this region tends to have a light texture and is composed mainly of gravel, although it also has some areas with clay soil. This gives it a great capacity for water retention, which is key for the vines to develop adequately even in the most difficult terrain.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Limniona, Syrah, Carignan

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Roditis

The Karditsa wine region unveils a delightful assortment of both red and white wines, each capturing the essence of this enchanting corner of the world. Embraced by rolling hills and fertile plains, Karditsa invites wine enthusiasts on a journey through its remarkable wines.

Karditsa boasts a captivating collection of white wines, with the indigenous Roditis grape commanding the spotlight. These whites enchant with their beguiling aromas of citrus, crisp green apples, and a hint of floral notes. Roditis wines reflect the region's cool climate and lush terroir, where sun-kissed vineyards thrive in harmony with nature. With a refreshing acidity and a touch of minerality, these whites mirror the purity of the surrounding landscapes.

In addition to its whites, Karditsa surprises with its expressive red wines. The native Limniona grape takes center stage, exuding a fascinating bouquet of red berries, dark cherries, and hints of spices. The Limniona reds celebrate the region's winemaking heritage, offering wines with a medium-bodied allure and a velvety texture. Perfect for cozy evenings or gatherings with friends, these reds embody the authentic spirit of Karditsa.

The Karditsa wine region cherishes the gifts of nature, with vineyards gracing the landscapes of lush valleys and undulating hills. The mild Mediterranean climate, influenced by the nearby mountains, provides the ideal conditions for cultivating grapes with character and complexity. The passion of local winemakers, who blend tradition with innovation, ensures that each wine reflects the soul of Karditsa.