Douloufakis Winery

Located in the hills south of the Cretan capital of Herakleion, the family domaine of the Alba-educated Nikos Douloufakis is one of the highest-quality small producers on the island. The town of Dafnes where the vineyards are situated gives name to one of one of Crete’s best-known appellations, but one currently only valid for red wines based on the Liatiko grape. Though he excels with Liatiko, Nikos also shines with the extremely promising indigenous white variety of Vidiano, appellations be damned. His chemical-free farming, sensitive winemaking and recent explorations into skin contact and ancient fermentation vessels mark him out as a name to watch.

Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic