Domaine de Kalathas sits on the eastern Cycladic Island of Tinos. Prior to establishing his Domaine in 2011, Jerome Charles Binda worked as a graphic designer and art dealer in his native France. Having not come from a family of winemakers, it seemed a bit spontaneous when, at the age of forty-five, Jerome decided to become a farmer and a winemaker, focusing on the extraordinary potential he sensed in the Tinian heritage grapes. Following his intuitions and the goodwill of family and friends, he is now building a Domaine aimed at producing a rich palette of natural wines with an ever-learning attitude.
Jerome’s commitment is to produce the finest expression of his non-phylloxeric granitic/sandy terroir, using manual techniques in the vineyards and the cellar. Organic-certified, he is building his own interpretation of biodynamics with patience and humility, according to the specific habitat of his vineyards: hand-harvesting and feet-treading before gentle vertical pressing, whole-cluster maceration, little temperature control, low-intervention winemaking in the cellar – all in an obstinate pursuit of healthy and self-sustained grapes in the vineyard. Domaine Kalathas produces white, rosé, orange, light red and deep red wines, fermented and aged in stainless-steel vats, as well as a few small cuvées in different types of clay vessels. Since 2016, everything is vinified and bottled with no added sulphur.