Top 100 white wines of Heraklion

Discover the top 100 best white wines of Heraklion of Heraklion as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the white 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.

Discover the grape variety: Vilana

A very old grape variety grown in Greece - one of the main ones - most often at high altitude, it is said to have originated on the island of Crete. It can also be found in Italy, but is practically unknown in France. D.N.A. analyses have shown that it is related to Thrapsthiri and Vidiano.

News from the vineyard of Heraklion

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 ...

EU grants member states the right to use resistant hybrid varieties in appellation wines

Following a recent modification of EU rules, member states are now allowed to employ resistant varieties in the production of wines with protected denominations of origin (PDO). The decision, published last week in the Official Journal of the European Union, is part of a wider revision of previous regulations that established common quality schemes, organisation of the market, definitions, descriptions, presentations, and labelling of European agricultural products and foodstuffs. Before the ann ...

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