Varieties

The main indigenous wine varieties are Kotsifali, Mandilari, Vilana, Thrapsathiri, Vidiano, and Moschato Spinas, all present in the Cretan island from the ancient times.

A common characteristic of the old days is that, in the same vineyard, wine growers cultivated one main variety together with other varieties. This is the reason why their wines were named “logada” which means a mixture of many varieties.

In the 1970s, while implementing the European Union standards, zones V.Q.P.R.D were established in Heraklion and the Peza zone, where the winery is situated, allowing us to produce wines with the indication P.D.O. PEZA.

Our Red PDO wines come from the combination of the varieties Kotsifali and Mandilari at a percentage 80-20, producing red dry wines of excellent quality.

Our White PDO wines are produced 100% by the variety Vilana, giving us white dry wines with citrus aromas and characteristic acidity.

Many years now, at the PEZA zone we also cultivate some of the most famous and renowned international grape varieties, like Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon for the red wines and Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay for the white. These foreign varieties have fully adapted to the micro-climate of the area, giving excellent results when vinified, either alone, or in combination with an indigenous variety.

Finally, it is worth mentioning that in the last years, the Assyrtiko variety is cultivated, giving us promising results for the near future.