Karamoor’s story begins in the early 80s when Nick and Athena Karabots purchased Oxmoor Estate and its adjoining property Brookside Farm. Both first generation Greeks, the Karabotses combined their last name with Oxmoor and rechristened the estate Karamoor, which loosely translated from Greek means “my happiness”.
In 2003, Nick and Athena envisioned a way to share their happiness with others. The Karabotses had a vision of growing grapes on Karamoor’s farmland and making world class wine in Philadelphia’s suburbs. Working with renowned viticulturist Lucie Morton, the Karabots family realized their dream, planting their first 12 acres in 2006 followed by 5 acres in 2008 and an additional 10 in 2013. Growing noble grapes —Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Petit Verdot— Karamoor Estate is dedicated to crafting old world European style wines that capture the unique essence of Pennsylvania soil. Since producing our first commercial vintage in 2008, quality and family remain central to everything we do.
Karamoor Estate prides itself on using 100% estate-grown grapes in the production of our wines. Karamoor Estate's vineyard is 27 acres of densely planted, immaculately maintained vinifera vines on which we grow Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Malbec, and Pinot Gris. Maintained by our Vineyard Manager, Joseph Rienzi, and our Winemaker, Kevin Robinson, all of Karamoor's grapes are harvested by hand