Boutari Winery

Gallery? Museum of modern art? Gourmet restaurant? Winery!

The new, Boutari Winery in Crete was completed in early 2004 and is one of the best-equipped, state of the art wineries in Europe. Visitors can enjoy a tour of the cellar, the production area, and the rest of the estate and they can enjoy the impressive multimedia show which has gained major awards at international competitions.

Location

The Boutari Winery in Crete is built outside Skalani village, on the Fantaxometocho Estate. It is located a few kilometers outside the centre of Heraklion city, close to the archaeological site of Knossos, and is the jewel of the viticultural VQPRD zone of Archanes. The planting of the southernmost privately-owned Boutari vineyards began in 1990.

References in bibliographies confirm the close relations of the region with viticulture and the production of wine in antiquity. It is worth noting that the discovery of the first grape press in the Vathypetro area, dates back to 1600 B.C.

Identity

The main objective of the Boutari company was to set the foundations for the further promotion of Cretan wine worldwide, through the production of high quality wines. In a region that was famous for its ecosystem and its tradition in viticulture, the company managed to enhance the potential of local varieties and made Cretan vineyards known to the broader public, through major distinctions.

At an altitude ranging between 170 and 215 metres, on a 7-hectare plot, the privately-owned Boutari vineyard is cultivated based on the principles of organic farming, hosting various Greek and –international varieties. The density of the planting is 3300 plants/hectare.

Thanks to the particularly well-studied choice of location, on the northern side of the hill, the vineyard is protected from the "livas", the hot summer wind from the south, and benefits from the cool "meltemia" winds of the Cretan sea. The soil type is clay, limestone, with good drainage.

The vineyard includes the red varieties Kotsifali, Mantilari, Syrah and the white varieties Chardonnay, Malvasia Aromatica and Moschato Spinas, among others.

Tour

Visitors can enjoy a tour of the cellar, the production area, and the rest of the estate. Its impressive multimedia show has gained major awards at international competitions, and offers a unique journey back in time to the history of Crete. A visit to the wine-tasting hall is definitely worthwhile, to enjoy the wines of the Estate, including the experimental ones, accompanied by dishes of the renowned cuisine of Crete.

Boutari Wineries

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Wine Tastings

 

Classic Cretan Winery Tour

Winery Tour & Wine Tasting of three (03) typical wines from Crete served with small "dakos" rusks (with tomato and "feta" goat cheese), crispy puff pastry and olives.


Premium Traditional Winery Tour

Winery Tour & Wine Tasting of three (03) typical wines from Crete served with a Cheese & Cold Cuts Variety.

 

“Spondi” Premium Winery Tour

Winery Tour & Wine Tasting of three (03) typical wines from Crete served with the following Cretan delicacies (single portions):

  • "Dakos" rusks (with tomato and "feta" goat cheese)
  • Fried zucchini croquettes
  • Vine leaf rolls stuffed with rice (from the Estate vineyard)
  • Cretan Graviera cheese
  • Oven baked potato "ofti" (traditional way of cooking)

 

Greek Odyssey Winery Tour

Winery Tour & Wine Tasting of eight (08) wines from all over Greece served with small "dakos" rusks (with tomato and "feta" goat cheese), crispy puff pastry and olives.

White Wines:

  • Fantaxometocho – Varieties: Chardonnay, Malvasia Aromatica, Vilana
  • Oropedio – Variety: Moschofilero
  • Kallisti Reserve – Variety: Assyrtiko

Red Wines:

  • Skalani – Varieties: Kotsifali, Syrah
  • Naoussa – Variety: Xinomavro
  • Ode - Varieties: Agiorgitiko, Cabernet Sauvignon

Sweet Wines:

  • Iouliatiko - Variety: Liatiko
  • Moschato Spinas – Variety: Moschato Spinas

 

General Notes:

  • Max. Number of Persons per Winery Tour : 100
  • Max. Capacity of Persons at the Hospitality Venue: 100
  • Winery Tour Duration: approx. 40 min.
  • Winery Tour Languages: English, French, Greek
  • Parking is also available in the Estate premises.
  • Winery Tours are upon request, with a prior notice of at least 1 day - final date and time to be confirmed upon availability.
  • Above rates include all taxes.

Experimental Wines Boutari

Experimentation with taste is a process through which Boutari discovers new dimensions of the Greek vineyard, a challenge that began at the end of the 70’s and we have continuously met since then.

Every year the Research and Development Department at the Boutari wineries, throughout Greece performs a wide range of experimentations, from which new and interesting wines emerge. We select some of those to reach wine lovers through the “Boutari Experimental Wines” range, thus providing them with the opportunity to discover and rate new rare wines contributing to the creation of new Boutari wines.

 

Experimental Wines

  • Sparkling Moschofilero '14
  • Experimental Mοschofilero clone Mavrofilero '15
  • Syrah vinification without sulfites '15

Tasting of rare wines produced in superb terroirs, in a limited number of bottles, offering wine lovers the opportunity to experience the other side of Boutari Winemaking.

 

Non Sulfites Added Range

  • Moschofilero vinification without sulfites '16
  • Syrah vinification without sulfites '15
  • Syrah vinification without sulfites '13

Tasting of limited production wines with minor interventions and without sulfite additions, originated from vineyards situated in Peloponnese and Attiki.

 

Xinomavro in Depth

  • Sparkling Xinomavro '14
  • Experimental Rose Xinomavro '16
  • Naoussa '14
  • Grande Reserve Naoussa '10

Tasting of different expressions of the finest variety in the Greek North, the so-called Xinomavro, produced with the wine making technique and the long experience and deep knowledge of Boutari Winemaking.

 

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Experimental Wines BOUTARI

MOSCHOFILERO CLONE MAVROFILERO

Variety: 100% Moschofilero – clone Mavrofilero

Vineyard: Milia Tripoleos

MOSCHOFILERO VINIFICATION WITHOUT SULFITES

Variety: 100% Moschofilero Vineyard: Milia Tripoleos

MOSCHOFILERO SPARKLING WINE

Variety: 100% Moschofilero PGI Peloponnese

SYRAH VINIFICATION WITHOUT SULFITES

Variery: 100% Syrah, organically grown

Vineyard: Roxane Matsa Estate, Kantza, Pallini

XINOMAVRO SPARKLING WINE

Variety: 100% Xinomavro PGI Imathia

XINOMAVRO ROSE WINE

Variety: 100% Xinomavro PGI Imathia

 

 

General Notes:

  • Max. Number of Persons per Winery Tour: 100
  • Max. Capacity of Persons at the Hospitality Venue: 100
  • Winery Tour Duration: approx. 40 min.
  • Winery Tour Languages: English, French, Greek
  • Parking is also available in the Estate premises.
  • Winery Tours are upon request, with a prior notice of at least 1 day - final date and time to be confirmed upon availability.
  • Above rates include all taxes.
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