Explore the Vineyards of Crete

Winery Visit & Tasting near Heraklion


Visit the award-winning Douloufakis Winery, located in the village of Dafnes. This 11th-century hamlet is known for its endless rolling hills of grapevines. 

Start your tour with a stroll through the grapevines, learning about the different varieties grown at the vineyard. The two most popular variations are special, as they're native indigenous grapes of Crete. These award-winning wines include Liatiko and Vidiano. Once inside, you'll observe and learn about the winemaking process. Then, if you're visiting from August-September, you can watch the harvest in action!

After your tour, sit in the winery's tasting room with your host. Here, you'll enjoy light snacks and taste both of the award-winning varieties, as well as a few other creations. The winery produces 11 white wine variations, eight red, one rosé, and one collectible variety. You'll receive tasting notes and chat with the host about how the unique Cretan soil impacts the flavor.

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