Minos Miliaraki Winery

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This is the pioneer winery of the Peza area that first bottled and so commercialized its wine production and distribution in 1952. Soon after the end of the War, they began bulk exports of wine to Europe (France and the UK).

 It is the first to use the name Minos! Nowadays in its eight decade of existence, it is administrated by the third and fourth generations of the Miliaraki family. They produce local variety wines such as red Kotsifali and Madilari, and white Vilana, Vidiano and Thrapsathiri, which are bottled on a modern and innovative production line. 

They also experiment in producing white wines from the red variety of Kotsifali. Their total production comes to 350.000 to 400.000 bottles per year and some 15% of the annual production is exported to countries in Europe and Japan.

In the renovated old winery they have created a museum where visitors can observe old wine-making tools, a projection room, a wine-tasting hall in the form of a traditional kafeneion and also a mini-Cretan market room

Visitors can also experience a wine-tasting on a Miliaraki’s farm that is full of vineyards to explore. Don’t miss the opportunity to observe the authentic old variety of Malvazia wine that has been brought back into production with very promising prospects for an excellent version of a dry white wine. 

Additional Info

  • type Winery
  • open on

    Winery: Daily, except Sundays, during the Summer season. For the rest of the year, visitors can come upon request Timetable: Monday to Friday: 09.00 - 16.00. Saturday: 10.30 – 15.00. Sunday: Upon request
    Farm: Monday to Friday: 11.00 – 18.00 except Sunday (without making an appointment). Contact at: 6940 588 428

  • payment types in Cash
  • facilities

    Winery:Two wine-tasting halls. The first is equipped with furniture from a traditional kafeneion, that holds up to 145 people. The second hall is equipped with handmade furniture made using the old machinery of the winery, and it holds up to 55 people. Museum with old machinery of the winery. Two projection rooms, that hold up to 200 and 50 people respectively.
    Farm: Outdoor wine tasting room 

directions how to...

  • address Peza & Sabas, 70100
  • Region Archanes Asterousia, Heraklio
  • relevant routes

    Roads of Wine

  • directions

    Peza: 18 km from Heraklion through the Steliou Kazantzidis Avenue.
    Sabas: 28 km south-east of Heraklion.

communication how to...

  • phone +30 2810 741213, 6946127613, 6972720605
  • Fax -
  • Website www.minoswines.gr

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