Boutaris Winery

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The Boutaris family has a long history of making wine, beginning as far back as 1879.

Of the seven wineries the company runs, the only one in Crete is located at Skalani, on the estate "Fantaxometocho". This is just 8 km away from Heraklion and 4 km from the archaeological site of Knossos.

The vineyard is located at an altitude of 200 m and is protected from the hot southern summer winds by the natural lie of the land. The grape-types grown include both red varieties (Kotsifali, Mandilari, Syrah) and also white (Chardonnay, Malvasia Aromatica, Vilana and Muscat Spina).

The winery complex includes a cellar, a screening room and a wine-tasting room: they are open to visitors, with several tour options. The main facilities host instruction in wine-tasting conducted by an oenologist, complemented by examples of Cretan cuisine as prepared by the skilled restaurant chef.

Before leaving, make sure you taste (or better buy!) the “FantaxometochoBoutari wine named the estate: it is a special blend of Malvasia Aromatica, Chardonnay and Vilana.

Additional Info

  • type Winery
  • open on

    All year round, from Monday to Friday, 09.00 – 17.00 (appointment requared)

  • payment types in Cash, Visa
  • facilities

    It includes a cellar, a screening room and a wine-tasting room. The main facilities host instruction in wine-tasting conducted by an oenologist, complemented by examples of Cretan cuisine as prepared by the skilled restaurant chef.

directions how to...

  • address Skalani, "Fantaxometocho" position
  • Region Heraklio, Heraklio
  • relevant routes

    Roads of Wine, Gouves-Kasteli-Episkopi-Knossos

  • directions

    Located at 9.5 km from the center of Heraklion via Steliou Kazantzidis Avenue .

communication how to...

  • phone +30 2810 731617, 6979000689
  • Fax +30 2810731755
  • Website www.boutari.gr
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