Douloufakis winery produces and bottles quality wines made from not only indigenous grape varieties, but also international ones. More characteristic are Liatiko and Vidiano, Cretan grape varieties from which the winemaker produces variety of labels, including barrel-fermented and amphora wines, like years ago.
While coming, you can be guided at the facilities of the winery and the way of wine production. In the tasting room you can taste our wines, learn their features and talk about the varieties of grapes and the Cretan vineyard. If you have enough time, there are also scheduled outings to the vineyards, to nearby places with panoramic view of the viticultural area and to the barrel cellar.
How did the last year's visitors spend their time at our winery?
Monday to Friday, 10:00-15:30, after appointment.
There are scheduled tours at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00, so if you select one of these we would be able to guide you in a better way!
The winery is closed during weekends and Greek National Holidays.
We speak Greek and English.
There is parking for your car.
Your kids will enjoy their time at our winery, as they are provided free activities in the tasting room.
"Driving through Crete looking for a nice winery and then finding this by coincidence is the surprise of the day. Passionate and friendly people, serving quality wines for very reasonable prices. Too bad so little space in suitcase. The Sangiovese and the Helios sweet red are absolute favorite. I was lucky but better to plan your trip to do not mis this."
Vincent, The Netherlands
"Μοναδικές Κρητικές ποικιλίες στην καλύτερη εκδοχή τους. Ενας θησαυρός που εμπνεύστηκε ένας άνθρωπος με γνώση, μεράκι, και όραμα. Μια ομάδα που με αγάπη κάνει το όραμα αυτό πραγματικότητα."
Wine tour and tasting at Dafnes village, near Heraklion
Beginners Guide: How to taste wine
Anglo-Saxons wine lovers, playing with words starting with the letter “S”, refer to this process as "The six S's": Setup, Seeing, Swirling, Sniffing, Slurping, Spitting, which mean respectively: preparation of the tasting room, observation, shaking, smelling, twirling in the mouth (mouthfeel) and spitting wine.
Wine tour at Dafnes
Get the most from your visit at Dafnes village, in the heart of the viticultural area of Crete!
Douloufakis Family Winery
In 1930, grandfather Dimitris Douloufakis (pronounced: /ðʊlʊfʌkɪs/) started producing wines professionally, in a traditional way.
Using state-of-the-art technology and suitably trained stuff, we produce 16 labels which are absolutely characteristic of the cretan terroir.
The distance from Heraklion to the winery is about 15 minutes by car.