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.

Karavitakis Winery, Kissamos, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling

All about Kissamos, Crete. The Company. Karavitakis winery was created from Manolis Karavitakis who until today is the owner. The company was founded in 1998 when just two labels were the company’s portfolio: Ampelonas White and Ampelonas Red. The winery started being built in 1999 in Pontikiana village located west from Chania city in Crete, […]

Lyrarakis, Alagni, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling

All about Herakleion, Crete. Undoubtedly there is no Cretan family which, in the course of time, has not been directly involved in the production of wine. For the inhabitants of the island this product has been, and will remain, the most beloved of all goods, which the Cretan soil bountifully offers us. Brought up in […]

Manousakis Winery, Chania, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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More on Chania, Crete. The history. The Manousakis Winery is the culmination of the dream and passion of founder Theodore Manousakis. Ted, as he is more frequently called, was born in Vatolakkos in 1943, and spent his early childhood years in the village until the age of 11. For reasons much beyond his control and […]

Mediterra Winery, Herakleion, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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more on Herakleion, Crete. The origin. In Kounavi, a village that lies in the heart of the Appellation zone of Peza in Crete, we make wine from the island’s indigenous grape varieties since 1973 basing upon our knowledge and passion; we bring the special characteristics of the international grape varieties to spotlight and exploit the […]

Michalakis Wines, Herakleion, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling

All about Herakleion, Crete. In the heart of Crete, on the hilltops surrounded by nature where history unfolds by the moist and refreshing winds of the Aegean, you will find the vineyards and the Michalakis winery. Here, in one end of the valley where the wine-press of Vathypetro stands untouched by time since 2500 BC […]

Miliarakis-Minos winery, Peza, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling

More on Peza (Herakleion), Crete. The history. The story of the renowned MINOS Cretan wines starts unravelling in the mid 19th century, when Antonis Miliarakis left the village of Miliarado in the province of Viannos, in Crete, and settled in the region of Peza, 17 km south of Heraklion. Peza was a riders’ resting area, […]

Paterianakis Domaine, Herakleion, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling

All about Herakleion, Crete. Profile. Grandfathers of the nowadays owner, were farming grapes for vinification. They were selling their grapes to the vinification factories near Melesses. Through the years the landlord of the estate passed to Giorgos Paterianakis the nowadays owner. The civil engineer Giorgos Paterianakis started the valorization of the estate in 1990 . […]

Pnevmatikakis Wine, Kissamos, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling

All about Kissamos, Crete. The Winery Pnevmatikakis located in the province of Kissamos region with a long history in Viticulture and Wineries. Modern facilities, selected varieties, quality control and passion for wine, are elements that make different winery Pnevmatikakis. Owners of the standard of this unit is the winemaking brothers Michael and Anthony Pnevmatikakis, the […]

Silva Daskalaki wines, Herakleion, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling

more on Herakleion, Crete. For Daskalakis’ family, the tradition in viticulture and wine production started in 1920. Nowadays, the winery has passed into the hands of the people of the third generation. Since 2003, they have started a substantial revitalization of the 80 privately owned decares, using integrated organic farming to cultivate the land in […]

Sinadinakis Wines, Archanes, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Archanes, Crete. The producer is the enologist Vangelis Sinadinakis (feature photo) from Archanes. He works as a teacher at the High School of Archanes and teaches Chemistry. In 1991, he began to cultivate the family vineyard, several varieties of grapes such as Kotsifali a local red variety, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc […]