Winery Stilianou is one of the wineries in Crete island that produces pure organic wines. Besides, it is one of the wineries that have a proper wine tasting and tour.
✦ The Location of The Winery Stilianou
This gem of a winery is up the hills of Crete where the majority of the vineyards are found. It is located in the village of Kounavi.
✦ The Tasting of the Organic Wines
The main reason why we decided to visit the Winery Stilianou, is because the Stilianou wines are organic wines.
This is because the cultivation of this vineyard is carried out according to organic standards and also from employing traditional Crete’s techniques.
These techniques used by Stilianou’s family to cultivate the vineyards and the olive trees are environmentally friendly. As a result, the wines are pure, natural, elegant, and organic.
✦ The Road Trip To The Winery Stilianou
This is a road trip to the mountainous region of Crete. It includes driving on the narrow roads of Crete, and through many Greek villages, while at the same time enjoying scenic views of this Greek island; the Island of Crete.
The front yard of Winery Stilianou has the most spectacular view across the Cretan hills. It is adorned with the vines and olive trees.
✦ The Guided Tour of the Winery’s Production Facility
The wine hosts (the 4th generation owner and his son) took us on a memorable journey through reds, whites, and rosés.
We were able to expand their palate with organic wine experience tour and tasting. This included going behind the scenes on a guided tour of the Winery Stilianou production facility.
The presentation of their products and their techniques of wine and olive oil making process is in great detail both in Greek and English languages.
During the tour, the visitors are able to learn the winemaking process, see the cellars and also ask questions.
✦ The Wine Tasting At The Winery Stilianou
After the tour, the last step is the sampling of all the wines and oils produced by the Stilianou’s family.
This is a complimentary tasting in an indoor wine bar. It is a distinctive experience.
In fact, at the end of the wine tasting experience, it is easy to make selections from the organic vintages.
✦ Shop For Your Favorite Stilianou Wines
At the end of the tour, you can shop for your favorites and take home a taste of organic wines of Crete.
In addition, they ensure that the wines and the olive oils are packaged properly for traveling through the airports.
Without a doubt, if you’re visiting the island of Crete, one of the must do’s is definitely a wine tour.
✦ Some Tips
- The premises are clean, well maintained and organized
- Don’t feel pressured to buy a bottle of wine but at least show some interest
- Not accessible by means of public transport
- The organic wines are superb
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