A unique winery for its standards was established in Tyrnavos region in 2012. The Zafeiraki Winery is located in region “Palaiomylos” in Tyrnavos.
The soil is characterized as clay with high concentration of flint stone. With respect to the environment, our aim is to highlight the unique micro-climate in the region of Tyrnavos.
The methodology of the bio-culture in our vineyards together with the non-use of specific fermentation processes and enzymes in the production contribute to this effort. Equally important role to the quality of our wine plays the low productivity per stremma (550-600Kg).
The Zafeirakis family is involved with the viticulture in the area of Tyrnavos for more than 100 years.
Christos Zafeirakis, the forth in the line who continues the family tradition, takes the family business to the next level by bottling the first wine from his private vineyards in 2005.
After he completed his studies in Oenology (Athens, 1996-2000) he decided that his desire was to enrich his knowledge and expand his experience. Thus, he continued his academic carrier at the University of Milan (Italy, 2003- 2004) where he undertook a master’s degree in Oenology (MSc).
Soon after he returned to Greece he followed his father’s footsteps with main goal the production of high quality wines from grapes of organic farming.
Meanwhile, his passion for the art of high quality wines drove him to many famous wineries at Piemonte, Alto Adige and Tuscany (in 2002, 2003 and 2004 equivalent) where he had the chance to gain valuable lessons and enhance his working experience.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that the last ten years new kinds of grape were adopted such as Syrah, Merlot, Sangiovese, Chardonnay, Malagouzia etc. Moreover, it is crucial the attempt to revive local varieties one of which is “Limniona”, which was first produced at November of 2008.
The collaboration between W.S. KAROULIAS and ZAFEIRAKIS WINERY began in 2015