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Manousakis Winery

Vatolakkos, Crete, Greece
+30 2821 078787
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Vatolakkos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Owner description: Please note that all tours are by appointment only, Monday to Sunday 10:00-18:00. Please inquire about our different tour options. Our winery is open year round to visitors who wish to enjoy a tour of our facilities, as well as a full tasting of all available Nostos wines. The Manousakis Winery is located in the village of Vatolakkos, 20 minutes outside of the town of Chania. All of our wines are organically grown with a focus in Rhone grape varietals.
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Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Went here for a wine tour with my family and had a great time touring the facility and tasting several delicious wines. The winery was beautiful and all the wines were fantastic. This should definitely be a stop on any trip to the Chania region in Crete.

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DC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The winery tour was informative, interesting and fun. Our tour host really knew a lot about the winery's beginning, development and wine making process which she communicated well. The house and lands are gorgeous. Tasting at the end was wonderful.

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Alexandra M, Manager at Manousakis Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and enthousiasm! We hope to see you next time you are in Crete! More

Placerville, California
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214 reviews 214 reviews
42 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The first night at our hotel, they tried to sell us local wine. My husband and I bought some but were incredibly disappointed. We thought, There must be some good wine on Crete. I mean, Greek is an ancient civilization. If there's one thing they should have done, it's wine making. The hunt began and we discovered Nostos Wines. Instead... More

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Thank you so much for your kind review! More

London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I have visited the Manousakis Winery many times (wine journalism and photography is my profession). Every time I visit the winery it gets better and better, and it was very good before! Wine from the new winery which was finished in 2012 and stared to make wine in the same year, is now on show for tasting. The wine made... More

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Alexandra M, Manager at Manousakis Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! See you next summer! More

Paris, France
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We came here randomly to do the wine tasting. For 5 euros per perSon We tried 1 white wine And 4 red wines. We had a nice time together And we recommend visiting if you are in the area. The surroundings are beautiful but the wines are just ok.

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Alexandra M, Manager at Manousakis Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Our wines are of course different to other wines in the world; no two wines are exactly alike. This is, in fact, the whole point of what we do here... highlight the Cretan terroir. More

Jonkoping, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great fully organic winery placed at beautiful surroundings. Me and my wife are not typically drinking wine, but after reading great reviews here we decided to go for the simple tour and wine tasting. Got a great tour from a young Greek woman, she spoke very slowly and knew all about the history and the process. After tasting 5-6 different... More

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Alexandra M, Manager at Manousakis Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! More

Central Greece, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This year my family & I decided to go to my favorite island..Crete. Few days in Heraklion, few in Agios Nikolaos and few in Chania. Born and raised in Greece but married in Belgium, our family's summer holidays in Greece are the highlight of the year. Anyway, I did my research on line and found Manousakis Winery with so many... More

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Alexandra M, Manager at Manousakis Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Hope to see you again at our winery! More

Helsinki, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had a lovely time visiting the Manousakis Vinery in June. We stayed on the beach in Hania Prefecture, in Kato Stalos and took the bus to Hania, and from there to the winery - an easy and nice journey. We got very good instructions when we booked the tour and light lunch. The tour was interesting and our guide... More

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Alexandra M, Manager at Manousakis Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review and kind words! We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again! More

England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We went on a lunchtime tasting tour to this village winery. We were given a short tour of the state-of-the-art winery and ever so cool cellars (welcome relief in the Greek summer temperatures), and a little about the family background to the Manousakis winery. After the tour we got down to business in a delightful sheltered patio and tasted 6... More

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Alexandra M, Manager at Manousakis Winery, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for writing this wonderful review! More

Oslo, Norway
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Their tasting tours start near the old building once habituated by the founder. All wines are fully organic, and they take great pride on their work for under-priveliged children benefiting from a wine made in tandem with a neighbouring wineyard. Our tasting tour included a sip of their white, rose, and red wines. All good, but with the white a... More

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