AFS ’95 Alumnus and celebrated vintner, Christos Zafeirakis, recently had two of his wines feature in the New York Times. Christos continues the tradition of four generations of winemakers in his family at Domaine Zafeirakis, tucked away in the foothills of Mount Olympus. Domaine Zafeirakis produces a variety of wines, including Limniona, Malagouzia, Chardonnay, Sangiovese-Syrah, Roditis and Merlot. The production of Limniona is particularly notable, as the native variety of grape was nearly extinct following a phylloxera epidemic.
It is the Limniona which featured in two recent New York Times editorials. The Rosé of Tyrnavos Limniona 2016 featured in an article identifying 20 wines for under $20, while the Red Tyrnavos Limniona 2016 is included in a feature showcasing red wines from Greece.
Following his graduation from AFS, Christos studied oenology in Athens before going on to complete a Master's degree in the same subject at the University of Milan.