Apostolos Thymiopoulos: Decanter Rising Star 2022

Apostolos Thymiopoulos: Decanter Rising Star 2022

Every year Decanter chooses a a Rising Star to recognise an up-and-coming talent. This year’s award goes to Apostolos Thymiopolous – a winemaker who is rapidly taking Greece onto the world stage.

The whole editorial team of Decanter agrees that Greece could possibly get this award for an entire country, as its’ winemaking has made enormous strides, and it is now producing truly world-class wines. Among them, the ones from Apostolos Thymiopoulos.


Apostolos Thymiopoulos, based in Naoussa in Macedonia, northern Greece, is far more than a fabulously talented winemaker. He has become the ambassador for Greece’s new wines and winemakers, taking Greece beyond the southern Mediterranean and establishing it on international markets. 

Having started in the beginning of 2000s, by releasing his famous Earth & Sky in 2005, he has become well-known in the UK and other markets worldwide.



According to the experts, the secret of Apostolos Thymiopoulos wines lies in the the combination of harmony, a fine balance, and tannin management. He has always wowed people with ‘impeccable elegance and authenticity’. They are ‘not just up there with the finest wines in Greece, but can stand proudly among the finest wines in the world’. – the experts say.

Read the full article here.