Posts tagged with ‘Cretan wines’

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Vergitsis Winery, Dafnes, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Dafnes, Crete. Vergitsis, Winery & Distillery was founded in 1989. Following a 30-year old tradition of producing bulk wine, known then as “Vergitsis”, Vergitsis Wines & Spirits has been rapidly growing. Our 2000 sqm. installations have grown to accommodate the production of a great variety of select products. “Vergitsis” owns over 5 hectares […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cretan subregions.

by Cornelius Wesseling

            Please see HERE the wineries of Crete. Crete (Kriti) is the largest and arguably the most famous island in Greece, marking the southern edge of the Aegean Sea. The island has a long and illustrious history dating back thousands of years, and today the Cretan wine industry is thriving. Four appellations of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Titakis Wines, Herakleion, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling

All about Herakleion, Crete. Titus Titakis, born in 1909, founded in the late ’50s, the first winery in the village of Kalloni, birthplace of the family, situated 1 km south of the Prose for Houdetsi. At this winery produced the first small quantities of bulk wine. The eldest son, Nicholas, proudly backing of his wife Angelica, opened in the late 10 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Toplou Monastery, Lasithi, Crete.

by Cornelius Wesseling
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All about Lasithi, Crete. The Holy Monastery of Panagia Akrotiriani and Agiou Ioanni Theologou TOPLOU of Sitia was built during the 14th century and has ever since been active in the social and viti-vinicultural history of the area. Vines and olive trees are grown organicly producing wine, olive oil and tsikoudia, which are bottled and distributed […]