A glass with a view – Crete wineries
If there is one thing we don’t mind raising a glass to it is that of local wines. The famous wineries of Bordeaux and California (such as Napa Valley with its famous Wine Train showing you the best wineries) often make their way into conversation about fine wine but we have taken a bit more notice of lesser known wineries.
Crete wineries are a defining example. It is an blessed with verdant surroundings and mixed amongst those are many local wineries that produce some excellent tipples.
Zachariodaki Vineyard is a modest winery that is well worth a visit. It is surrounded by history and its high altitude is perfect for the production of grapes.
With many of the wineries set out in the hills, like this one in Aghia Pelagia, they produce some excellent views, as well as bottles of the good stuff!
The olive trees and vineyards of Heraklion epitomise the best features of the Cretan diet. Fresh produce, perfect for a deli-style lunch, and sweet, dry and fruity wines to wash it all down with are the order of the day.
Many of the wineries and indeed olive groves are built near ancient buildings. This is an example from the Armeni where the church of Ag. Nikolaos is visible.
Whilst many of these examples are inland, there are wineries nearer the coastline. A good example are the Rainbow Apartments Stalis, which is a great place to stay for anyone taking a holiday to Crete, and is also closely located to olive groves and a winery.
San Giovanni d’Asso in the very heart of the “Crete Senesi” area is another must visit for wine lovers who take a holiday to Crete wineries.