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Wine Tasting at Douloufakis Winery

Douloufakis winery produces and bottles quality wines made from indigenous and international grape varieties. The most representative ones are the Cretan Liatiko and Vidiano from which the winemaker produces many different labels, including barrel-fermented and amphora wines, following the tradition of years ago.

During your visit here, you can be guided at the facilities of the winery and learn more about the way of wine production. In the tasting room, you can taste our wines, discover their features and find out more about the grape varieties and the Cretan vineyards.

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YAMAS Wine Tour & Tasting

Winery Tour & Estate Wine Tasting

Experience this unique flight of six estate-crafted wines at our cellar. Our wine selection ranges from Cretan indigenous grapes, like Vidiano and Liatiko, to a variety of luscious international reds and whites.

80 min
on average
up to 34

per adult



EUPHORIA WINE TASTING at Douloufakis Vineyards

Tour & Wine Tasting at the Vineyards

Begin your captivating experience at our winery, starting with a tour of the facilities. Next, a brief five-minute drive takes us to the vineyard, where a stunning location awaits you for an exquisite wine tasting. Stroll leisurely through the vine rows, savoring wines crafted from our estate-grown grapes. Relax under the shaded patio, taking in the panoramic vineyard views, while enjoying a flight of six distinctive wines paired with locally sourced cheeses.

120 min
on average
up to 12

per adult



CRESSIDA Crete Olive Oil Tasting

Olive Oil Tasting

After the Wine Tasting, you could optionally taste some of the best extra virgin olive oils of Crete and discover their unique taste. Surprise your taste buds with 3 of the best cretan olive oils and experience the different flavors of fruity bitter and spicy. Our certified specialists will be there to answer any of your questions and will provide lots of advice on food combinations.
Add a special gastronomic pleasure to your vacation in Crete.

30 min
on average
up to 34

per adult



Wine Cellar Opening Hours

Monday - Friday

Wine Tour & Tasting Starting Hours

12:00, 14:00
Monday - Friday

Please make an appointment before coming for a wine tasting.
We regret to inform you that our online booking system is currently deactivated. We are unable to accept new reservations at this time.

Closed Days

During all weekends and Greek National Holidays.
January 1st, Good Friday, May 1st, August 15th, December 25th, December 26th


Spoken languages: We speak Greek & English
Kids Friendly:  We provide free activities for children in the tasting room.

Average rating on TripAdvisor, Google & Facebook: 4.8
(536 reviews)
Douloufakis winery Rating
João Magriço, Portugal,  26 September 2022    

We were very well welcomed and had a very pleasant experience. The staff is attentive and the wines are delicious. To accompany our wine tasting we also ordered some Cretan snacks that were delicious. It's really worth the visit!

Tonya Tolmeijer, The Netherlands,  27 July 2022    

Yesterday we had the Yamas wine tasting and ordered two platters with cretan cheeses and meat. We found two of our favorite reds here: the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Sangiovese. Our favorite white was the Chardonnay. The explanations are short, informative with the option to scan a qr code for more details. This was perfect for our group. In addition, you have a great overview where you can rate the wines. It took about an hour and the people were lovely that gave the explanations. The platter was delicious!

Andrian Murphy, Germany,  3 June 2022    

Wonderful and interesting. We loved the tour and the very modern equipment, and they were patient, accommodating and helpful with the kids - needless. The wines were outstanding.

Ádám Aczél, Hungary,  6 September 2021    

This is the processing and fermenting facility of the Douloufakis family winery, their wineyards are located on the easter side of the hill around the village. They are really friendly and welcoming and our host spoke perfect English. We were lucky enough to arrive during the harvesting season so had a sneek peek into how wine here is made and now you can do so too.

Pavel Dvorak, Czech Republic,  10 August 2021    

Na Krétě pravidelně navštěvujeme různá vinařství, vždy jsme byli spokojeni. Zde ale bylo ještě něco navíc. Bezprostřední přístup slečny, která nám dělala degustaci. A vína, byla samozřejmě vynikající!

Sarah Mili, The Netherlands,  1 June 2021    

Very nice wine tasting and VERY friendly welcome and explanation! A must of you visit Crete! Of you have kids: they have toys for all Ages ???? Thank you!

Susanna Dreyer, Germany,  19 October 2020    

We had a great and enjoyable wine tasting at Douloufakis winery last Thursday. We tested red and white wines and had been surprised by the very good quality... Also typical Italian grapes were used in blends with local varieties.... Natasha gave us a good guidandance we felt that she likes what she is doing! The Sauvignon Blanc, as well as Dafnios White and Red, we already enjoyed in our evenings.... In the end we got a short tour over though the wine making facility. Thank you again!

Leslie Bonhoure, France,  9 July 2020    

Très bon moment, visite complète de l exploitation, dégustation au top avec des très bon vin et un accueil incroyable. Merci pour ce moment passé.

Petros Leanka, Ελλάδα,  10 November 2019    

A very nice place but more importantly inviting to visit. A family business. The tour was nice in space. When I got home my hospitality stayed a little longer as some of their wines I had tasted. All of them were ready to solve any questions you may have. It's a great feeling when you look behind the label. It is definitely worth a visit especially since it is only 15 minutes from Heraklion. Neither overpriced were as others write nor rude were the staff. Imagine in the future I will again buy a bottle of wine. Good job guys.

LanaBrodich, Russia,  28 June 2019    

Замечательная винодельня! Остались только положительные впечатления от поездки. Провели экскурсию, правда на англ.языке, далее была дегустация. Несмотря на то, что мы были с ребенком, это нам не помешало. Ребенку предоставили перекус и раскраску с карандашами для рисования. Пробовали несколько разных вин, как закуски хлеб, фрукты, сыр. Все замечательно. С удовольствием приедем ещё.

Alf1860, Germany,  19 June 2019    

Es ist interessant in die Tiefe der kretischen Weinberge zu fahren. In dieser Gegend gibt es wohl die meisten Winzer. Die Begrüssung ist nett, für 8€ gibt es fünf Weine zu probieren. Für 10€ einen Teller mit Käse und Schinken. Die Rotweine sind interessant, besonders der Sangiovese und auch der süsse - Helios - 11 Jahre im Eichenfaß.

Γιάννα Δασκαλοπούλου, Ελλάδα,  1 Φεβρουαρίου 2019    

Μοναδικές Κρητικές ποικιλίες στην καλύτερη εκδοχή τους. Ένας θησαυρός που εμπνεύστηκε ένας άνθρωπος με γνώση, μεράκι, και όραμα. Μια ομάδα που με αγάπη κάνει το όραμα αυτό πραγματικότητα.

Ελένη Κ., Ελλάδα,  3 Οκτωβρίου 2018    

Ο χώρος, τα αρώματα, τα χρώματα, η ιστορία και το πάθος των ανθρώπων εκεί για αυτό που κάνουν σε συνδυασμό με τον εξαίσιο χαρακτήρα τους σε κάνει να αισθάνεσαι το μέρος σαν σπίτι σου και να έχεις μια μόνιμη λαχτάρα να επισκέπτεσαι το οινοποιείο.

Olciaa0191, Poland,  7 September 2018    

We are very happy to visit Douloufakis Winery at Dafnes in Crete. Extremely interesting presentation of the wine production process. The tasting was also very good, the wines were delicious. We recommend this place with all our heart.

Olivia Pena, USA,  9 September 2017    

Must see in Crete! The wines were exquisite, and our guide was extremely knowledgeable.

Claudine-Luc, France,  17 August 2017    

Nous avons été accueillis par la jeune oenologue du domaine qui a pris le temps de nous présenter le cuvier, la cave et aussi le chai à barriques malgré les préparatifs des vendanges. La dégustation a mis l'accent sur les cépages locaux et était très intéressante avec la découverte d'un "Helios sweet red" cépage Liatiko surprenant de richesse, complexe et équilibré. À recommander clairement.

Gerd Eisenmann, Germany,  4 July 2017    

Our favorite winery in Crete, try it and you know why!!!

edantella, Italy,  17 September 2016    

Amanti del buon vino siamo andati in questa cantina seguendo i vostri consigli. Beh....che dire!!..bellissima!! Abbiamo fatto prima una visita nelle piccole sale di lavoro per finire con la degustazione dei prodotti. Gentilezza e professionalita della ragazza che ci ha accompagnato e vini di alto livello....una bella sorpresa!

Mario C., Argentina,  18 August 2015    

Nos encantan los vinos, tengo un hijo que es sommelier y se ha encargado de instruirme al respecto y hacerme probar diferentes tipos de cepas y demás así que cuando conocemos algún lugar nuevo tratamos de visitar las bodegas locales. Estábamos en Heraklion así que pedimos información y nos recomendaron ior a la bodega de Douloufakis. Después de un corto trayecto en coche a través de las colinas, dimos con el pueblo de Dafnes y los carteles que nos indicaban la ubicación de la bodega. Una vez allí, nos dieron un tour y luego nos hicieron catar diferentes tipos de vinos con diferentes quesos y panes. Realmente nos quedamos encantados con las variedades cretenses y el sabor de sus vinos! Provechosa excursión vitivinícola…