The “TENTOURA CASTRO – G.P HAHALIS” distillery is a 100% Greek Company and one of the best known and most traditional in the Patras region. The family business traces its roots to the “fragrant” island of Chios in the 19th century, which is renowned throughout the world for its exclusive production of mastic.
Grandfather Georgios Hahalis who lived at Agios Georgios Sikousis, one of the fortified villages on the island of Chios, was knowledgeable in all the distillation secrets. His knowledge surrounding the art of preparing ouzo and other alcoholic drinks has been handed down to the subsequent generations in the family, which has to this day faithfully adhered to the traditional recipes.
Our distillery combines the traditional production method for alcoholic drinks (extraction – distillation) with the latest technology in their standardisation, while respectfully adhering to the family’s secret recipes.
The excellent quality of the water combined with the suitable environmental conditions in the Romanos region that enhance the proper maturation and storage of the extracts and the distillates in the oak barrels, are only a few of our production secrets, whilst the use of 100% natural extracts provides the excellent quality and uniqueness to the TENTOURA CASTRO, as well as the other spirits and liqueurs that we produce.
All of our products are produced with selected ingredients of the highest quality. We select the best varieties of fruits, herbs, nuts and spices, by sourcing these in the regions that are best known for their aromas and use these immediately in order to optimise their valuable ingredients.
Our continuous monitoring of the raw materials used as well as the production, storage, bottling and quality analysis processes for the alcoholic drinks that we produce has provided us with ISO 22000 certification for foods and drinks, which has been a positive factor in our rising export activities to Europe, America and Asia.