Alexakis Winery

Heraklion,
Crete

Duration

~ 45m

Overnight Stay

Not provided

Guided Tour

Up to 45 persons

Active Months

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb

Availability

Up to 45 persons

Description

The Alexakis Winery is a family-run business located outside Heraklion in Crete. The company’s executives are Stelios Alexakis, oenologist and chemical engineer, and founder of the company in the 1970s, his wife Sofia and their children, Lazaros and Apostolos, holders of degrees in oenology from the University of Florence and from Fresno, California respectively. With their innovative ideas and know-how, they manage production, design and implement plans for the winery’s future development, with full respect to the heritage entrusted to them by the first generation.
It is the largest private winery in Crete, with a storage capacity of 16 million liters. In recent years, Alexakis Winery started exporting to the United States under the brand name Alexakis and to Russia and China under a private label.
For decades, the Alexakis Winery has been collaborating with almost all of the island’s grape growers, while learning the particular varieties, soils and micro-climates of Cretan vineyards. Based on this knowledge, they have been able to choose the vineyards having the ideal soil for each grape variety used, to produce the best wine. Guided by the quality of the grapes, our work starts in the field.

TOUR AND TASTING

The program includes:
• A guided tour of the winery’s facilities
• A wine tasting-session
• A video presentation of the “Wines of Crete”, regarding Cretan wineries & Cretan grape varieties

SUGGESTED FOR GROUPS OVER 4 PERSONS

Booking Options

  • Tour and Tasting of two wines

    The tour includes: • A guided tour of the winery’s production facilities. • A guided tour through a vineyard cultivated with the white grape variety Malvasia aromatica covering an area of 0.74 acres. • A video presentation produced by “Wines of Crete” regarding Cretan vineyards and their wineries. The presentation is held in one of the two wine tasting halls with a capacity of 30 or 50 persons in the following languages: Greek, English, French, German, Russian or Chinese. • A wine tasting-session (during the video projection) of two wine labels: Alexakis Kariki red, from Mandilari and Kotsifali grape varieties, and Alexakis Kariki white from Assyrtiko and Athiri grape varieties accompanied by traditional paximadi.

  • Tour and Tasting of four wines

    The tour includes: • A guided tour of the winery’s production facilities. • A guided tour through a vineyard cultivated with the white grape variety Malvasia aromatica covering an area of 0.74 acres. • A video presentation produced by “Wines of Crete” regarding Cretan vineyards and their wineries. The presentation is held in one of the two wine tasting halls with a capacity of 30 or 50 persons in the following languages: Greek, English, French, German, Russian or Chinese. • A wine tasting-session (during the video projection) of four wine labels: Alexakis Kariki red, from Mandilari and Kotsifali grape varieties; Alexakis Kariki white, from Assyrtiko and Athiri grape varieties; Alexakis Vidiano white, from the Vidiano grape variety, Alexakis Kotsifali; and Syrah red, from Kotsifali and Syrah grape varieties • A tasting-session of the following Cretan products: Meligyris honey (a mixture of pine, thyme and sage honey), extra virgin olive oil of the 2015 harvest (organic and conventional) accompanied by traditional paximadi, Cretan anthotiro and organic salt.

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