Top 100 sweet wines of Heraklion

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

Discovering the wine region of Heraklion

The wine region of Heraklion is located in the region of Crete of Greece. Wineries and vineyards like the Domaine Zacharioudakis or the Domaine Alexakis produce mainly wines red, white and pink. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Heraklion are Vilana, Cabernet-Sauvignon and Vidiano, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Heraklion often reveals types of flavors of grapefruit, spices or smoke and sometimes also flavors of grass, vegetal or honey.

We currently count 10 estates and châteaux in the of Heraklion, producing 77 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Heraklion go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food.

News from the vineyard of Heraklion

Burgundy: MSc course in sustainable wine tourism launches

Prospective students from around the world can apply for the new MSc course in sustainable wine tourism and gastronomy, beginning in the 2022 academic year, said the School of Wine & Spirits Business. Based in Dijon, a short distance from the heart of the Côte d’Or’s famous vineyards, the institution is part of the Burgundy School of Business (BSB). It said the MSc in sustainable wine tourism and gastronomy will be taught in English and reflects ‘strong demand from companies for ...

Are Bordeaux and Napa close to ‘tipping point’ on global warming? – Study

Writing in the Oeno One journal, researchers said climate data showed a significant increase in average growing season temperatures in both Napa and Bordeaux, particularly since the 1980s. So far the warmer conditions have generally contributed to better average wine quality, noted the authors, from the University of Bordeaux’s ISVV Institut des Sciences de la Vigne et du Vin and UC Davis. Yet, they questioned how long this would continue. The authors said: ‘In Napa and Bordeaux, viticulture has ...

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 ...

Top wines in regions and sub-regions of Heraklion