On the hillnamed Orthi Petra at a height of 500 mand but a kilometre north of ancient Gortyn is the Zaharioudaki vineyard, in the village of Plouti. It covers 50 acres and boasts of modern facilities designed in a unique way. Grapes are cultivated organically and to the highest standards of quality.
The varieties that are cultivated are red Kotsifali, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. White varieties are Vilana, Vidiano, Malvazia di Candia, Malvazia di Candia Aromatica and Sauvignon blanc.
Both the vineyards and also the winery are open to visitors all year long. They have a panoramic view towards mount Psiloritis, the Messara plain, the Libyan Sea and the Asterousia mountains.
In the wine-tasting hall you can try their wines along with samples of the Cretan cuisine. You can even participate in the process of the wine making if you visit at the right time!
- type Winery
- open on
Summer season (April - October): Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00.
Winter season (November - March): Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 16:00 upon request
Organized gastronomic nights on "cuisines around the world"
- payment types in Cash
Both the vineyards and also the winery are open to visitors all year long. Wine tasting hall, Wineshop