Cretan Wine on Mediterranean Culinary Trail

Enorme Hotels & Villas is always dedicated to showcase Cretan gastronomy & authenticity and our approach aligns with our commitment to sustainability, especially in the Food and Beverage sector, where we believe in promoting responsible consumption and supporting local producers.

Our partnership with Cretan wineries, enables us to educate our clients about the importance of sustainable wine production and the value of preserving indigenous grape varieties. This involves presenting them, with the seven dominant indigenous wine varieties from the island (Vidiano, Vilana, Thrapsathiri, Kotsifali, Liatiko, Mandilari), either as single varietals or blends with international varieties, always sourced from Crete.

Exploring Lyrarakis Winery

Founded in the 1960s, Lyrarakis Winery has been instrumental in safeguarding indigenous grape varieties unique to Crete. Through cultivation and winemaking techniques, they have revived varieties like Dafni, Plyto, and Melissaki, ensuring these treasures continue to thrive amidst modernization.

Embracing Regenerative Viticulture

One of the cornerstones of Lyrarakis’s philosophy is Regenerative Viticulture. This approach goes beyond sustainable practices, emphasizing the restoration and enhancement of the ecosystem. By nurturing the land and respecting its natural rhythms, Lyrarakis winery produces exceptional wines & contributes to the health of Crete’s agricultural landscapes.

As we continue our journey with local collaborations, we remain dedicated to promoting Cretan wine heritage and sustainability. Through ongoing collaboration and innovation, we aspire to elevate the profile of Crete’s wines on the global stage while staying true to our ethos of responsible hospitality.