Submission Deadline

22 Feb, 2024

Judging
Date

18-19 March 2024

Winners Announcement

10 April 2024

Winner Brands

Meet the Winners
of 2023
London Wine Competition

Winning Years

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Gold

90-100

points

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Silver

76-89

points

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Bronze

65-75

points

Our Products

2023

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Lafazanis S.A.

Greece

The history of the Lafazanis Winery began 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!

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