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Greek Wine tasting of Douloufakis wines in Crete

Douloufakis Winery is located in Dafnes of Heraklion, Crete, Greece. The winery is open to visitors all year round (after appointment). The visitors’ wine experience starts even before arriving at the winery, as the route and the surrounding landscape is full of images that emphasise the viticultural character of the region.
In the tasting room you can taste our greek wines, learn their features and talk about the varieties of grapes and the Cretan vineyard.

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Visitable Days & Hours at Douloufakis Winery

Opening hours: 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 average duration of a scheduled tour and wine tasting is around one hour and half.

We speak Greek and English.

For adults, there is a tasting fee of 5€ per person.
The winery is closed during weekends and Greek National Holidays.

Details about wine tasting
Route instructions to the winery


Wine tasting in moderationA few words about wine tasting

For a successful wine tasting it is necessary to follow certain steps of a precise, specific technique for the examination of the look, the aromas and flavour characteristics of the wine, so the entire process is based on three main points: the visual, olfactory and taste test.

After following these points and any evaluations made during them, a general feeling left by the product tested is created which is the general impression on the overall picture of wine and - among other thoughts - on whether it is typical of the particular variety and the region it comes from, on assessing its maturing potential etc.

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.

Watch this video about Wine tasting by Andreas Larsson, best sommelier of the world 2007
He is tasting 100% blind Femina White Dry wine 2015.
Femina is made from 100% Malvasia di Candia Aromatica grapes, cultivated in our vineyards in Crete.