The history of the Lafazanis Winery began 70 years ago, in 1946, when Vasilis Lafazanis started crafting wine in Piraeus. In 1960, the Lafazanis family established its first privately-owned winery in Magoula, Attica. In 1985, the family’s second generation, with its academic education on oenology, its experience, and its vision, laid the foundations for a high-quality, state-of-the-art winery. Ever since that time, armed with its implicit faith in the fruits of Greek viticulture, the Lafazanis Winery works seamlessly to cultivate grape varieties native to Greece and produce superb quality wines. In 1993, faithfully keeping to that perspective, Spyros Lafazanis took the initiative to establish an even more advanced winery in the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Nemea zone. By showcasing Agiorgitiko and many other domestic and international grape varieties, Spyros Lafazanis crafted new wines of exquisite quality that reflect the company’s flawless know-how and the region’s enormous potential for top quality. In 2005, in order to achieve a more seamless operation, the company decided to separate its commercial activities from its winemaking pursuits and move its commercial sector to Magoula, Attica, under the management of Georgios Lafazanis. The company’s winegrowing and winemaking sector remained in Nemea. For a variety of reasons, in 2008, the company’s two sectors went their separate ways. Spyros Lafazanis remained at the Nemea winery and continued perfecting it. In 2012, the winery began production of pomace distillates with the emphasis placed on tsipouro crafted from pomace originating in the Peloponnese’s most celebrated grape varieties. During that same year, a warehouse and distribution center opened its doors in Elefsina, Attica, to offer customers improved turnaround times and facilitate its distribution activities throughout Greece. Quite recently, Spyros Lafazanis proceeded to acquiring “NESTOR“, the Messinia winemaking cooperative! In 2016, the family’s third generation made a dynamic entrance in the Lafazanis company: Athena Lafazani became Head of the company’s Commercial Department and Vassilis Lafazanis, a most promising viticulturist and oenologist, joined the winery’s winemaking team. Today, the Lafazanis Winery produces inspired wines by virtue of its advanced technology, of its expert and seasoned staff, and of the charismatic Peloponnesian land that surrounds it!
At the Lafazani Winery, the vision we all have is to produce high quality products responsibly and enthusiastically. We love putting ourselves to the test and setting the bar even higher when it comes to our goals for constant evolution and to meeting confidently new winemaking challenges. Our wines are dedicated to taking your senses and souls to a journey of fascinating oenological adventures. They will be there to make sure that all of your beautiful moments become memorable ones. Overall, we like to meet the needs of the market by crafting products that will fulfill all taste and price requirements. Our products are intertwined with our devotion to technological and quality progress, with our excellent collaborations, and with our love for the environment. Consistency, respect, and honesty: The three paths on which the values and work of Spyros Lafazanis’s life move. At every step of our organizational chart you will meet bright and hardworking staff which has embraced and adopted the company’s philosophy. After all, the work of the Winemaker should be organizationally diverse: if we are to bring the desired result to your glasses, we will need all the help our own people can give us! Only when working as one, do we become one and only then do we have the power to be the best!
The Lafazanis Winery is devoted to crafting products of exceptional quality. The high expectations and brisk pace our field of production demands ensure and safeguard precisely that high quality. All of our departments are constantly upgraded and adhere to the rules and regulations established. Our quality assurance system is the framework of our administration, production, sales, and distribution departments. With a view to improving its structure and operation, our company implements all procedures as specified and stipulated by the competent authorities and by the accredited certification agencies. The task of our company’s administration is to see to it that the entire quality system is anchored on the necessary resources, infrastructure, and the right people in the right job. Our winery’s operational procedures and production process complies with the ISO 9001: 2015 quality management system and the ISO 22000: 2005 and FSSC 22000 food safety system.