Over the millennia, the Lefka Ori mountain range of western Crete has re-absorbed the quiet cycle of life for thousands of the islands wild flowers and herbs. Walking over the foothills, one’s senses are intoxicated with the aromas of rosemary, thyme, marjoram, sage, lavender and chamomile. Each spring, these unique plants come to life, cover the hills with their beds of flowers and fill the air with their unique aromas; in the fall they die and fall back to the earth to be reabsorbed by the soil; and so, continues the cycle.
Our philosophy at the Manousakis Winery is simple; carefully and organically cultivating our vines to allow them to absorb these unique aromas and essence of the terroir, filling the grape clusters with their unique character, thus capturing and preserving the incredible Lefka Ori of Crete in each bottle of our Nostos Wines.
The Manousakis Winery is located approximately 15 kilometers southwest of Chania in the village of Vatolakkos.