Cretan wineries.

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Please click on a letter on the ABC-bar to find your winery in Crete. Example: D gives Dourakis Winery, T gives Tamiolakis Estate.
Winery titles like “Domaine”, “Estate”, “Chateau”, “Winery: or “Ktima” always appear after the Main name.

Alexakis, Herakleion, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Herakleion, Crete. Alexakis –a family-owned-and-run winery– is the largest winery on the island of Crete. The company is managed by enologist-chemical engineer Stelios Alexakis (founder of the business in the 70’s), Sofia, his wife, and their sons, Lazaros and Apostolos. Both Lazaros and Apostolos are enologists, with degrees from the Universities of  Florence, Italy […]

Anoskeli wines & olive oil, Kissamos, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling

All about Kissamos, Crete. The company. In a small village of Kissamos named Anoskeli, birthplace of the Mamidakis family, an olive mill was built many years ago for the processing and exploitation of the olive oil produced by the family. As time went by production grew, as did the extra virgin olive oil’s excellent reputation […]

Boutari Fantaxometocho Estate, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling

more on Herakleion, Crete. The new, Boutari Winery in Crete was completed in early 2004 and is one of the best-equipped, state of the art wineries in Europe. Visitors can enjoy a tour of the cellar, the production area, and the rest of the estate and they can enjoy the impressive multimedia show which has […]

Diamantakis Winery, Herakleion, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling

more on Herakleion, Crete. The Diamantakis winery was founded in 2007 by the family. The first two are third-generation vine-growers who have extensive experience in viticulture and are in charge of the winery’s vineyards; whereas Zacharias, having studied oenology, is involved in the process of winemaking and promoting the wine. The winery is a modern new producer of […]

Douloufakis Winery, Dafnes, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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More on Dafnes, Crete. The history. The tradition and history of Douloufakis Family in vineyard cultivation and production started in 1930 when the grandfather Dimitris Douloufakis first established the professional wine production in old traditional premises. In 1952 Douloufakis Family participated in the 17th International Trade Fair of Thessaloniki and was awarded a title for […]

Dourakis Winery, Chania, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Chania, Crete. The family’s tradition is characterized by knowledge and experience with skills in winemaking from grapes. The creation of an important distribution network throughout Crete, the fixed policy, the absolute concentration on quality and care during the vinification process and the love towards Cretan products resulted in a steady development (and a […]

Economou Domaine, Sitia, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling

More on Sitia, Crete. Excerpt about Domaine Economou from ” The Wines of Greece”, by Konstantinos Lazarakis MW: “Yiannis Economou is one of the best and most underestimated winemakers in Greece. His CV is impressive, with an oenology degree from Alba, cellar work in Germany and Bordeaux (CHATEAU MARGAUX and the difficult 1993 vintage) as […]

Efrosini Winery, Herakleion, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Herakleion, Crete.   We welcome you to our small family business and we assure you of the priority we give to quality in all the stages of production, vinification and bottling of our products. Our short history started in 1999 when we decided, with the invaluable assistance of experienced and specialised scientists (agriculturalists, […]

Gavalas Domaine, Herakleion, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Herakleion, Crete. Things of prime quality have never come by chance. To make a great wine, generous soils, kind climate and admirable commitment to detail of the people involved are all vital requirements. In this respect,Domaine Gavalas, a family-owned winery in Crete, enjoys the privilege of its location, both in terms of wine growing and viticultural environment. It is […]

Idaia Winery, Herakleion, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling

All about Herakleion, Crete. IDAIA is an ancient name of Crete: Idaia was the name of the mother of ten boys, Koureetes. Their father was Dias, the king of Crete. Dias named the whole island “Idaia”, to honour his wife. The company’s trade mark, the daisy with the eight leaves, comes from the ancient Plate of Faistos. The ancient […]