In the Kefalas region, in the eastern of Chania County, Andreas Dourakis decided to create the infrastructure for a winery. He was inspired by his intense childhood memories. It was the spring of 1988 when he opened the doors of his first winery, located in Alikampos village. He established his business after being full of knowledge regarding wine production from his studies in Germany. Moreover, he was full of experience having worked in several wineries in Greece and abroad. A few years later, the winery was relocated in its current location. There were two main factors for choosing the specific location to build the winery and the planting the vineyards. The first was the natural beauty of the greater Alikampos area along with the rocky terrain, which offers natural cellars to store and age the wines. The other factor was the unique microclimate of the White Mountains.
In this environment of outstanding natural beauty, the Dourakis family produces wines inspired by the Cretan land and its local varieties and hosts thousands of visitors all year round from all over the world.
Come and get to know the winery up close and indulge in the magic of the mountainous Apokoronas. Enjoy an intoxicating stroll in the botanical garden, at the ancient winepress and the verdant alley and visit the production, bottling and aging facilities.
Taste the richness of the wines in the specially designed room and don’t miss out on the folklore museum and the art gallery.
Culinary lessons, art exhibitions, and book presentations, artistic events, and concerts, weddings, christenings and birthdays are just a few of the activities hosted in the winery.
The Dourakis family ethos and proud tradition is characterised by knowledge, skills and extensive experience in winemaking. The family winery prides itself in creating products of high quality using scientific care and respect of traditional methods.
In the last 28 years the winery has created a trusted reputation for developing quality wines and is proud to have a solid, increasingly growing, distribution network across Crete. The concentration on quality and care during the vinification process and the love of traditional Cretan grape varieties, as well as international grape varieties, in wine production has resulted in popularity and sales both at home and abroad.
The company activities are not restricted to the domestic market, with recent expansions in export to Europe and America. Dourakis Winery aims to expand its sales network in the forthcoming years both nationally and internationally.
We are synonomous with consistent concern for high quality wines and our exemplary marketing system and customer service.
Dourakis family winery endeavours to use the methods of technological progress and agricultural science in order to provide the highest quality to our customers. The winery is certified by I.S.O 22000, with our organic cultivation for the organic wines monitored by Δ.Η.Ω.