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Greek Wine tasting of Douloufakis wines in Crete

Winery Douloufakis 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  surrounded landscape is filled with 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 the weekends and the Greek National Holidays.

Details about wine tasting
Route instructions for the winery


Wine tasting in moderationFew words about the wine tasting

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

Following these and any considerations made during it, it creates a general feeling that leaves the investigational product, the general impression on the overall picture of wine and among others on whether it is typical of the variety and region of where it comes from, in assessing the potential matured, etc.

Anglo-Saxons wine lovers, playing  with words starting with the letter “S”, refer to this process as "The six S": Setup, Seeing, Swirling, Sniffing, Slurping, Spitting, which mean respectively: preparation of the tasting room, observation, shaking, smell, twirling in the mouth (mouthfeel) and spitting wine.

Watch this video for 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.