Anoskeli Agricultural Company S.A. was founded in 1983 by the Mamidakis family and named Anoskeli after their birthplace, a small village between Kissamos and Chania, Crete. The village today hosts the company’s privately-owned premises that include a state-of-the-art olive oil production facility and a boutique winery as well as privately-owned olive groves of 12Ha, with 2,888 olive trees and a 2 Ha vineyard.
The company has the ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 certifications and operates in conformity with strict EU and Greek standards.
The olive oil plant spans over 400 square meters and includes modern machinery, a fully automated bottling line, a standardization facility, and a specially-designed warehouse with stainless-steel tanks that have an aggregate storage capacity of 1,000 tons.
The winery spans over 600 square meters, and includes a modern standardization facility and bottling line, as well as a cellar with a storage capacity of 35,000 liters and 30 French oak barrels.
Under its brand, Anoskeli S.A. produces, packs, and trades extra virgin olive oil and organic extra virgin olive oil produced by cold-pressed olives of the Koroneiki variety. Both products bear a Kolymvari Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) indication and have received awards on numerous occasions.
As of 2011, Anoskeli S.A. produces bottled wine and trades high-quality wine under the trade name Ano Playa (dry white, dry red and dry rose wine) using Greek local grape varieties Vidiano, Vilana and Assyrtiko as well as French varieties Syrah, Grenache Rouge, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The company constantly experiments with new flavors in an effort to bring out the potentialities of the Cretan soil of Anoskeli and its surrounding areas.
Anoskeli S.A. recently launched a range of limited-edition red wines labeled Anoferia, as well as a premium tsikoudia under the brand name Ano Kato.
TOUR DESCRIPTION AND TASTING
The company’s facilities are open to the public year-round, offering complete guided tours conducted by specialized personnel, providing a first-hand experience of olive oil production and winemaking. The recently built tasting and exhibition hall gives visitors the opportunity to try its products, and is suitable for hosting artistic and cultural events.
Since the village of Anoskeli is entirely residential but with a shrinking population as villagers move to urban centers, it has been the family’s ambition to build a space to attract and welcome visitors. As such, the wine tasting room was constructed to welcome guests who wish to taste the company’s products and become acquainted with the methods of producing olive oil and wine. The wine tasting room has taken its name from the family’s mother, Eirini, in honor of the love and strong values she bestowed on her children. Art and photography exhibitions, as well as other social events, are hosted from time to time, bringing life to the village.
It’s not just a tour …it’s a Tasting Tour!
After the guided tour, you will have the opportunity to taste the organic extra virgin olive oil, five different wines and a tsikoudia, along with Cretan appetizers, in our modern tasting and exhibition hall.