Lefkas Distillery & Winery
The Church of St. Anna was erected on our estate (location Kalligoni) in 1742 by the Venetian Philhellene family of sig. Dottor Anzolo Calichiopulo. The stone predates the Christian era (circa 31 BC), and was handpicked and brought from the ancient site of Nicopolis Preveza and the ancient area of Nirikos Lefkada , by boat, horse and cart.
Today, the Distillery & Winery of the Ktenas family estate is nestled next to the church. The architectural design of the distillery respectfully resonates the church presence. In modern Greek history, the location/ church is significant as having been a meeting place for the Filiki Eteria (or Society of Friends) prior to the Hellenic revolution in 1821.
Furthermore, the first Greek owners of the estate (Stavrou Family), were directly related to the renowned Greek poet Aristotelis Valaoritis (b. 1824-1879, Lefkada). The celebratory dates of remembrance for St. Anna annually are July 25th and December 9th.
Our premises consist of a discontinuous copper pot still, in which Tsipouro Homeric is distilled, drop by drop, producing a boutique handcrafted grape distillate.
We are certified according to ELOT EN ISO 22000:2018 (Cat.C/ Subcat. CIV).
This generation of distillers are building upon a time honored family tradition, matched with state of the art equipment, producing unique distillates.
The Ktenas Family are the first to legally bottle and age tsipouro on the Island of Lefkada.