Tyrnavos, located in the foothills of Mount Olympus, the seat of the mythical Greek gods, has for centuries been one of the main wine producing regions of Greece and since 1990 when it was established is part of the PGI Tyrnavos viticultural area.
Ever since its establishment in Tyrnavos, Ktima Zafeirakis focused on sustainable practices to create wines which respect the man and the environment. Sustainability principles have been employed in the long path to reaching that goal.
Vineyard management is carefully designed, aiming for minimal intervention and the preservation of biodiversity in the environment.
The cultivation, in practice organic since 2005, is certified by Biohellas with the latest parcels aiming to be converted by the end of 2022.
Biodynamic practices have also been applied since 2019.
Today, Ktima Zafeirakis (Domaine Zafeirakis) owns and cultivates more than 12 hectares of vineyards mainly in the areas of Paleomylos and Kampilagas planted with indigenous Greek varieties, like Limniona and Malagousia, and international selections, like Chardonnay and Syrah.
Paleomylos vineyards are planted in sandy-clay, high flint and low calcium concentration soil offering early-maturation with elegance and a brackish character.
Kampilaga vineyards are planted in clay soil with high calcium concentration and, as centuries ago it was a lake, the soil benefits from high concentration of trace elements and has a resistance to drought.