Cretan Wines: from tradition to innovation

an interesting article about the Cretan wines by  Gabi Ancarola


The island of Crete is experiencing the rebirth of its wine industry. A new generation of producers is taking over a long history of family vinification. Still with a core of home made craftsmanship, they are starting a revolution made of innovative taste and superb quality labels.

The culture of wine has been present on the island since remotes times, and it still remains deeply attached to the local culture and traditions. Grapevines have been systematically cultivated on the island for about 40 centuries. As a matter of fact, several archaeological excavations have brought to life evidence proving that, even from the Minoan era, Crete as always been active in wine production, being grapes one of the staples of the flourishing Minoan economy.

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