The microclimate of Crete and the altitude of 450 meters from the sea are ideal for the cultivation of white native varieties, such as Vidiano, Vilana and Malvasia Aromatica di Candia, offering wines with moderate acidity and other variegated aromas.
Local varieties, such as Mandilari and Kotsifali, as well as international, mainly French varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Grenache Rouge, are the red arsenal of the Winery, rich, well-structured and elegant after-taste wines.
When the Chania variety Romeiko meets the sun of Crete, then “Euphoria” invites you to a frantic journey of color, aroma and taste. Rich body with a unique balance of acidity and sweetness, with a long lasting aftertaste that is hardly forgotten.
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I work at the Dourakis Winery as a receptionist since 2010, welcoming all visitors and friends. At the same time, I am the indispensable executive assistant of the boss, Andreas Dourakis, and take over different tasks at the winery and in the vineyard as I never take my eyes off him. During the harvest season, I stay awake during the nights, helping the youngest winemaker, Antonis. My favourite activity is to ride the motorbike and go to the vineyards.
I would describe myself as ambitious, hardworking person, with a big smile on my face. Since 2016, I organise a wide range of events at the winery. During your visit, you can look for me at the Folklore Museum where you can enjoy a wine tasting and a demonstration of the Winery’s facilities based on your needs.
Zachos, a.k.a. the bodyguard of the Dourakis Winery. Since 2007, I offer my service as a constant keeper ensuring the proper functioning of the winery with my shrill bark. My favourite time of the day is when playing with my colleague Emma in the garden.
Cuddling is definitely my middle name. I am part of the Dourakis team since 2006, when I was warmly welcome in the family. During your visit at the Winery and while you’re enjoying our wine, I will make the best so I’ll find myself in your arms in half a shake and receive as many cuddles and petting as possible. My favourite time of the day is lunch and dinner time, with my friend Betty.
The newest member of the Dourakis team! My role is in organizing the office activities and responding to customer queries. I will be answering all of your calls! I am an active, joyful person and enjoy starting my working day being welcomed by the canine team members Emma, Zachos and Zoe.
Wine Tasting Hostess
Together we travel through the world of wine! We explore the hidden secrets of wine, discover the aromas and taste favorite Cretan varieties. Every morning I'll be at the wine tasting lounge waiting for you with a big smile and a glass of wine! Favorite moment of the day is the new friendships and smiles I get at the end of each wine journey!
You will find me at the winery daily! I will be either at the cellar, the tanks area or at the production line. The place where it all begins! Favorite moment ever the direct from the barrel tasting! When I get to taste what I helped create!
I deliver your orders almost in time! I am always in the best mood and with a big smile on my face. During the harvest season you will also find me in the vineyards helping out! Favorite time of the day is when I get back home in the afternoon to see my baby girl!
This is GEM of a place. GREAT wines. It's a shame that we cannot Douraki's wine in the U.S.
We stumble upon this winery and what an experience we had. The owner came out and said hello. The son who runs the winery sat with us and chatted. Sofia, who was doing the tasting was FABULOUS.
We will never forget our experience at Douraki Wineries. Highly recommended.
Popped in following a day trip on the off chance of finding some better Cretian wine. Our family was made to feel very welcome and our children were well entertained by the owner stacking wine corks!
We tasted 6 wines and bought 4 - thoroughly impressed. Had we more time on our holiday, we would definitely have booked to come back for lunch.
Thank you very much for making this into a very fine memory for all of us,
A very interesting tour
Very good food
And special thanks to our guide!