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 found not only in the gifts given by the nature, but also in the continuous efforts made by Gavalas family, who have fallen in love with the place.
Gavalas winery was formed in 2004 and it represents one of the largest organic viticulture on the island of Crete. It is located 37km south of the town of Heraklion. The winery buildings covers an area of 980m2 in a privately-owned estate of 7.000 m2 with its vineyards extended in 6.9 acres of land from which the 2.2 acres are new plantings scheduled to be put at an early date in the production line. Gavalas Domaine exclusively produces and bottles wine from their own production by using organic farming techniques.
Our vineyards are operating under the regulation 2092/91 from 1999 which refers to organic farming governed by the Organization of Control and Certification of Biological Products (ΔΗΩ). In our vineyards are cultivated the Cretan grapes varieties of Vilana, Kotsifali, Mantilari, the international Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon as well as Malvazia di Candia Aromatica, a variety known since the Venetian era.
Please see HERE the Nikos Gavalas Winery website.