Cretan wine - Wine of Crete
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 Blanc, Cabernet 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.