GREEK WINES

Cretan wine - Wine of Crete

 

 
Cretan wine

In Crete there are  substantial vineyards where  native varieties are cultivated such as Vilana, Kotsifali, Mandilari, Liatiko, Vidiano, Malvasia, Plyto, Thrapsathiri. Also  grown are international varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon BlancCabernet Sauvignon and  Syrah. The island has four Protected Designations of Origin for cretan wine: Peza, Archanes, Dafnes and Sitia.

Nowadays Cretan wine has earned and continues to gain attention and the  preference of wine lovers.

The number of local varieties, the diversity and uniqueness of different regions  and the great tradition of the Cretan wine is the base for  quality wine of Crete and the continuing upward trend.