Wine of Crete
In Crete there are substantial vineyards where native varieties are cultivated such as Vilana, Kotsifali, Mandilari, Liatiko, Vidiano, Malvasia, Plyto, Thrapsathiri. International varieties are also grown such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The island has four Protected Designations of Origin for Cretan wine: Peza, Archanes, Dafnes and Sitia.
Nowadays, Cretan wine has earned and continues to gain the attention and the preference of wine lovers.
The number of local varieties, the diversity and uniqueness of different regions along with the great tradition of the Cretan people in wine are the base for the quality wine of Crete and its continuing upward trend.