Welcome to Iraklio Wine Country
About 70% of wine produced in Crete comes from the Iraklio Wine Country, which starts just south of Knossos and is headquartered in Peza. Almost two dozen wineries are embedded in a harmonious landscape of round-shouldered hills, sunbaked slopes and lush valleys. Winemakers cultivate many indigenous Cretan grape varietals, such as Kotsifali, Mandilari and Malvasia; many estates now offer tours, wine museums and wine tastings. Check www.winesofcrete.gr for details and look for the burgundy-red road signs directing you to local wineries.