Olga Karapanou Crawford MW

Olga Karapanou Crawford MW

Date an MW: 2018
Based in: USA

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Biography

Olga Karapanou Crawford is a winemaker spending her time between Greece and California. Olga is the third Greek national and the first Greek winemaker to earn the Master of Wine title. With a bachelor's degree in chemistry in her native Greece and a master in viticulture and oenology in California, Olga has embarked on a career that explores winemaking around the globe. With various roles that touch nearly every aspect of the industry (winemaking, sourcing, marketing, sales and winery management) she is most drawn to working with wineries that display a mix of business acumen and a passion for wine. This has led her to working for companies such as E&J Gallo, Marcassin Vineyards, and Penrose Hill Ltd. She has travelled the world as a wine consultant and is currently the deputy CEO for her family's wineries, Achaia Clauss and Antonopoulos Vineyards. Olga's passion lies in indigenous grape varieties and mountain viticulture.