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Greek (Cretan) grape varieties

Overall, there are more than 300 valuable native greek grape varieties that produce wines of different character.

Cretan (Greek) Variety Vilana

Vilana grape is grown in all  four prefectures of Crete.

Cretan grape variety Vidiano

Cretan indigenous variety, revived due to the restless efforts of young winemakers. It is cultivated mainly in the area of Heraklion. 

Cretan (Greek) grape variety Muscat of Spina

It is a clone of Muscat that gets its name from the community of the Spina in Chania.

Cretan grape variety Malvasia

Famous Cretan wine during  the Venetian occupation of the island.

Grape variety Sauvignon Blanc in Greece

White variety of French origin which is grown around the world and equally successful in Greek vineyards.

Grape variety Chardonnay in Crete, Greece

White variety, one of the most significant  and widely spread around the world...

Cretan grape variety Liatiko

Cretan variety grown especially in Heraklion and Lassithi and is used in  the production of wines  “Dafnes PDO” and “Sitia PDO” wines.

Cretan grape variety Mandilari

Mandilari is an ancient  indigenous Cretan variety.

Grape variety Syrah in Crete, Greece

There is an increasing interest of growers and winemakers  for  this variety  in recent years.

Grape variety Cabernet Sauvignon in Crete, Greece

Cabernet Sauvignon is the undisputed king of red varieties.

Grape variety Sangiovese in Crete, Greece

Sangiovese is the variety  that adjusts better to warm and dry climate.

ENOTRIA White Dry wine

A charming wine blend of three grape varieties: the Cretan Vilana (70%), the international Sauvignon Blanc...

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DAFNIOS White Dry wine

An excellent wine made with 100% Vidiano grape; a very old Cretan grape variety which has been ignored for many years, but due to the arduous and persistent efforts...

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The history of wine

Ancient Greeks considered wine as an integral part of their lives.

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