Top 100 white wines of Chania

Discover the top 100 best white wines of Chania of Chania as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the white wines that are popular of Chania and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Chania

The wine region of Chania is located in the region of Crete of Greece. Wineries and vineyards like the Domaine Manousakis or the Domaine Dourakis (Ντουρακης) produce mainly wines white, red and pink. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Chania are Cabernet-Sauvignon, Vilana and Vidiano, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Chania often reveals types of flavors of non oak, oak or tree fruit and sometimes also flavors of spices, citrus fruit or earth.

We currently count 9 estates and châteaux in the of Chania, producing 38 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Chania go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, mature and hard cheese or lamb.

News from the vineyard of Chania

Willamette Valley grape crop is dealt a frosty blow

On 11 April, 2022, cold temperatures, snow and frost arrived in the Willamette Valley. The pre-dawn hours of 15 April were particularly devastating, with numerous vineyards registering overnight lows of minus three to zero degrees Celsius. Gregory Jones, a research climatologist and CEO of Abacela Winery in Roseburg, Oregon, refers to the event as ‘February in April’ in his weather and climate newsletter. The frost’s timing was disastrous. Thanks to a warmer, drier Oregon winter, Chardonnay and ...

Drought and heat drive early wine harvests in Europe

Severe drought and heatwaves have provided challenges for wine producers across Europe in 2022, from maintaining vine health to concerns about – and the impact of – wildfires. Early harvests have been a feature of the vintage and reports emerged this week of records being broken at some white wine-producing estates in Bordeaux. Spain’s Caserío de Dueñas estate in DO Rueda said it began a record early harvest on 16 August this year. While drought and heat have put pressure on yields in some regio ...

Plans to rebuild after wildfire damages rare vines in Crete

Growers in the village of Melambes in Crete saw devastating wildfires cause ‘complete damage to 300 acres (121.4 hectares) of old pre-phylloxera vines’ in July, according to an online crowdfunding page created to support viticulture in the area and help those affected. Although fire burned 90% of the vineyard, it’s hoped some damaged vines can be rescued, said winemaker Iliana Malihin, of her namesake winery and who has spearheaded a community project to revive the site in recent years. Ye ...

Top wines in regions and sub-regions of Chania