Manousakis Winery, Vatolakkos

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Enjoy the enchanting and serene atmosphere on a tour of Manousakis Winery, set amid rolling hills dotted scented with rosemary, thyme, sage, lavender, and camomile. The winery, having first come to fruition in 1993, spans over 10 hectares (25 acres) of land that bears grapes from the sandy soil and Mediterranean climate. Admire the quintessentially white Greek country house matched with modern structures. Tour the old and new wineries, the stunning vineyard, and the on-site art exhibition held in the old family home. Learn about the wine-making process and sample different wines produced on site. If you've worked up an appetite, you can enjoy a full lunch. Put Manousakis Winery into our Vatolakkos vacation generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 15, 2017
    I am so glad I found this wonderful winery! They have an excellent web page where it is very easy to book your visit beforehand and customize it to what suits best for your needs. You will be given a ...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    We're wine lovers and Manousakis winery was a great surprise in our trip. Nostos Pink and Nostos Assurtiko our favorites! Definitely worth the visit  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    The tour of the winery was very interesting and it was great to hear about the family who owned it. The wine tasting was excellent, with 5 wines to try; 2 white, 1 rose, and 2 red. We also booked a li...  more »
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  • June 26, 2017
    We were when oranges were in full bloom. Incredible smell.
  • September 21, 2016
    Great experience. Tasted a lot of different wines and learned a lot on the tour of the winery. Lunch was okay, but the wine was the main purpose of the visit and that was great.
  • July 17, 2016
    Very "compact" easy to understand tour of the winery and wine making in general. Good wines and lunch. Very nice place and surroundings.
  • September 22, 2015
    Great tour of the winery by a friendly and funny half Greek, half Canadian tour guide. We booked the light lunch which was really good. We were offered generous tasting portions of five delicious wines and another glass of wine of our choice. But... If you buy wine as you should!, ask for a plastic bag as the paper bag breaks pretty easily :(
  • January 27, 2016
    Hands-down the best wine tour I have ever been on. The tour guide kept apologizing for his English, which made us laugh because it was perfect. We learned a lot about how wine is made. There is also so much history on the winery grounds that involves WWII and a 1200 year old olive tree. When we go back to Crete, we will be going back here. Did I mention the wines are delicious??

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