MINOS is in its nineth decade and produces wine from local varieties, such as Kotsifali and Mandilari for reds and Vilana, Vidiano and Thrapsiri for whites; they are turned into wine and bottled using the state of the art methods and cutting edge machinery regarding technology and methodology. Part of the red wine production ages in French oak barrels holding 225 and 300 litres each, kept in a specially
designed underground area with ideal temperature and humidity conditions.
The company is also trying to promote the Cretan vineyard through its varieties, innovating and adopting methods never before utilized in Crete. Lastly, the firm has included in its range foreign red and white varieties, the main examples of which are Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache Rouge and Roussanne.
MINOS is developing a vineyard comprising of privately owned and contract areas covering 22 hectares and continues to work with local farmers, aiming at securing high quality grapes. Currently, the overall production of MINOS comes to 300,000 – 350,000 bottles a year, of which 70% is consumed on the island, 15% is traded through the rest of Greece, and the remaining 15% is exported. The main destinations abroad are Canada, France, Serbia, China, The Netherlands, Cyprus. Currently the winery is mainly seeking for distributors in Germany, Austria, Poland, the Scandinavian market, UK and the States.