Our Beginnings

In 1979 Costas Lazaridis, “infected” by the … wine bug in Germany, where he spends a lot of time for the family marble business, establishes in Xiropotamos, on the slopes of mount Falakro, around his house, the first modern linear vineyard in Drama.

In 1986 follows another first for Costa Lazaridi. He builds the only, at the time, modern winery in the region, to vinify the grapes of his private vineyards and owned by his company “Constantinos Lazaridis, Winery – Bottling company”. The building, which still stands, is not in use any more but there plans to turn it into a museum to mark the beginnings of a successful story. The equipment will be later sold to “Lazaridis WIAC SA”, founded in 1987, with his brother Nico where he remained as President and Managing Director until the end of 1991. Then, the paths of the two brothers separate since their visions about wine differ radically.

DOMAINE COSTA LAZARIDI

Behind a good wine there is always a good story.

Philosophy

Innovation and respect for nature are characteristic of every undertaking of Domaine Costa Lazaridi since the beginning. From the varietal composition of the first vineyards, setting the basis of the rebirth of vine cultivation in the region, to the equipment of the winery, which is always at the technological forefront, or the character of the wines which follows the particularities of each plot or vintage.

Vision

Since the 70’s, Costas Lazaridi deeply believed that his homeland can produce high quality wines, able to compete in the world stage and turn Drama into a City of Wine. This conviction became the vision of the company and is reinforced by the confirmation of specialists and consumers.

Our milestones

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THE FIRST WINERY

Construction of our model winery, open to visitors in Adriani, Drama. The first bottles of Amethystos are introduced and are welcomed by the market with excitement.

1992

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IDONICO

Idoniko tsipouro with and without anise is launched the first of its kind in the region.

1992

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Château Julia

The Château Julia family of wines is created.

1996

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KAPANDRITI

Plantation of the 20 hectare vineyard in Kapandriti, Attica.
Domaine Costa Lazaridi SA enters the Athens Stock Exchange.

2000

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OENOTRIA LAND

Construction of the Oenotria Land complex begins in Kapandriti, Attica.

2003

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THE FIRST BALSAMICOS

Our balsamic vinegars Botanico Red Seal and Gold Seal are launched.

2004

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WINE MUSEUM

Opening of the Costa Lazaridi Wine Museum in Oenotria Land which until today is the most comprehensive effort to present the history of winemaking in Greece.

2011

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IDONIKO FAMILY

The idoniko family is complete with the introduction of the Idoniko Ouzo.

2014

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DOMAINE COSTA LAZARIDI

The Domaine Costa Lazaridi family of wines is created.

2015

The Future

The next generation of the Lazaridi family is now actively taking part in the management of the company. George and Gerasimos, the twin sons of Costas and Julia, who grew up, literally, in the vineyard and the winery, are the biggest guarantee for the continuation of the Estate’s success in the future.
George Lazaridis is a winemaker with post graduate studies in Montpellier in France, while Gerasimos Lazaridis turned to management and holds an MBA from the City University of London.

DOMAINE COSTA LAZARIDI

The future belongs to those who create with quality as their aim and respect for the vineyard.