A simple, easy to drink wine that is expressive of everyday life in Crete. It is a blend of two very old indigenous grape varieties of Crete, Liatiko and Kotsifali, which successfully marry with the international Syrah grape. The blend is made from Syrah (60%), Kotsifali (30%) and Liatiko (10%).
An excellent wine produced from 100% Vidiano grape; a very old Cretan grape variety which has been ignored for many years, but due to the arduous and persistent efforts of some inspired winemakers of Crete has come back to the foreground and has given high quality wines in recent years. The white "Dafnios" is produced with no barrel usage.
A warm and fruity 100% Syrah from Crete, a wonderful combination of Mediterranean and Cretan temperament. This wine has everything to conquer the most discerning and sophisticated palate. Syrah variety has well adapted to the Cretan vineyard, fact which is proved by the love of the particular grape to the Mediterranean climate.
A superb red wine from Crete that expresses all the fervour and the Mediterranean temperament of the Cretan vineyard. This wine is sophisticated and comes from the outstanding "Aspros Lagos" vineyard. The wine is made using exclusively Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
An excellent aromatic food wine, famous during the Venetian Occupation (between the 14th and 16th century AD). It is impressive in its freshness and unique bouquet of aromas. It is exclusively produced from Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, an excellent white grape variety which has achieved more prominence in recent years in Cretan vineyards.
A sparkling white wine, which comes from Vidiano grapes. This is an excellent indigenous Cretan variety that gives us high quality dry wines. The sparkling Douloufakis white wine is produced from 100% Vidiano, vintage 2015, and it has added another tasting dimension to this variety.
Douloufakis winery is a small - medium winery located in Dafnes, a village just south of the city of Heraklion on the island of Crete, Greece. The tradition and history of the Douloufakis family in vineyard cultivation and wine production begins in 1930. Nowadays, Nikos Douloufakis is the wine maker, who belongs to the third generation of the family. He is following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather by taking charge of the family business, but hes adding a modern twist to the ancient practice. Nikos Douloufakis holds a diploma in viticulture from the Scuola enologica di Alba wine school in the Piedmont region of Italy. As a consequence, he is very influenced by the Italian method of wine craft. So, by using cutting-edge equipment and employing the latest vineyard management techniques, hes able to produce wines of a higher quality than in the past. The winery produces 350.000 bottles annually. Mr. Nikos Douloufakis says “Im following the family tradition because much like my grandfather Dimitris, I am passionate about innovation”, and he adds “Back in the 1930s, he was one of the first winemakers on the island to manage his vineyard in a professional way. By combining traditional and innovative techniques in my work, Im honoring his legacy.”