Christos Zafeirakis, Domaine Zafeirakis leaders stamp

A unique winery for its standards that was established in Tyrnavos region in 2012. The Zafeirakis family is involved with the viticulture in the area of Tyrnavos for more than 100 years.

Transcript

I started wine production in 2005 after four years of study in Athens and after another four years working in Italy, I decided to make use of family property.

The important thing at the time was to decide the form and the style that I wanted to give to the business I was building.

So I analyzed the data and chose the way to gain a competitive edge for my products in the global market. One of these was the local variety Limniona, with which we are passionate from the first moment until today.

Through our work we try to show the specificity of the soil and the particular characteristics it offers and indeed the products from this variety enjoy a special recognition in the global market.

Quality product in general, not only for wine, is the one that serves the needs of the consumer at that time and does not cause any harm. This is the definition.

Each producer, however, in his attempt to differentiate, to offer something, the emotion the consumer is looking for, gives to the product the particular characteristics he desires.

For us, the quality of the Limniona variety has to do with the expression of the character of the land and the variety as much as possible. The purpose of the estate is to highlight the specificity of the soil and the variety, to protect it with our work in the winery and to put it in a bottle.

Wine in general is a very important product not only for Greece and other Mediterranean countries and especially for Greece because it is an integral part of what we call Mediterranean diet.

In that way, we can attract too many global consumers to taste the wonderful Greek wines and the wonderful Greek dishes that are combined with, giving them another reason and motivation to visit our country.

We consider it to be a multipurpose variety, so I think it will enable us besides the red wine and the rose to make a sparkling rose wine from the Limniona variety that is now in process of realization and we will have the first results in one year from today.

My name is Zafeirakis Christos and I am the oenologist and owner of the Domaine Zafeirakis.

Credits

  • Direction/Post Production: Panos Tsirozidis
  • Camera: Dimitris Zografakis
  • Production Co-ordination and Interview: DigitalWise – Niki Oikonomopoulou
  • Texts & subtitles: Niki Oikonomopoulou
  • Project Manager: Kyriaki Kostolidou

The interview took place in the context of the thematic presentations and actions implemented by LoveGreece.com, aiming to promote the image of Greece abroad, through the faces of charismatic Greeks who signify the outward-looking Greece.

We warmly thank the Life Gallery athens hotel for its kind hospitality and for its contribution to the video shootings