A distil that has the authentic taste of tradition because it was distilled in the presence of a selected aromatic plant of the Greek countryside: the Macedonian anise that for centuries now has been sweetening and touching the hearts of Greeks. The colour of the sea, of the bright sun, and the deep blue sky are complete with a sip of the genuine spirit of our country, evoking memories of the unforgettable olden atmosphere of the Idones.
Domaine Costa Lazaridi with distinctive title “Chateau Julia, was founded in Adriani, Drama in 1992. It is the evolution of a small family winery that started producing small quantities of wine in the early 80’s.
Starting with a small 10 hectare vineyard we cultivate today over 200 hectares with the nobles Greek and international varieties maintaining low yields to ensure the best possible quality of raw material.
From three wines to five families
The first bottles were marketed in 1992. Amethystos white, Amethystos Rose and Amethystos Red. Today the Estate produces five families of wines, Amethystos, Chateau Julia, Domaine Costa Lazaridi, Oenodea and Oenotria Land.
Expansion: Spirits, Balsamic Vinegars
At the same time in a modern distillery we produce the Idoniko Tsipouro (Greek grappa), named after the ancient inhabitants of the area, the Idones, the Methexis grape spirits from Moscato, Chardonnay ?a? Cabernet Sauvignon and the aged Methexis Cigar from Sauvignon Blanc.
In the end of 2006, after years of research, we introduced a new family of products, the Aceto Botanico, in the lines of the Italian Balsamic vinegar.
Beyond the borders
Alongside the success in the Greek market the company put great emphasis on exports in order for our products to compete in the difficult international market. Beginning with Germany we now export to Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Austria, Cyprus, and Albania as well as the United States, Canada, China, Brazil, Australia and Singapore.
As part of the Estates product promotion policy the company takes part in important wine exhibition around the world such as PROWEIN in Germany.
In terms of international awards in the biggest and most prestigious competitions in the world the Estate has to show an extensive collection of over 700 awards and distinctions among which many gold medals.
Oenotria Gi Athens, Kapandriti
In 2006 Oenotria Gi Costa Lazaridi was completed and began operation in Kapandriti, Attica. It is a complex of about 10.500 sq.m. which includes indoor and outdoor areas for social and professional events, the Costa Lazaridi Wine Museum, ageing cellars as well as tasting room for professionals and winelovers. The facilities are completed by a small modern winery and a model 20 hectare organically cultivated vineyard where the Oenotria Land wines are produced.