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Manousakis Winery

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Address: Vatolakkos, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2821 078787
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Please note that all tours are by appointment only, Monday to Sunday...

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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We visited Manousakis winery in September of this year. We had booked a lunch reservation and tour with them online, but unfortunately upon our arrival, they had no record of our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Corner Brook, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Manousakis winery in September of this year. We had booked a lunch reservation and tour with them online, but unfortunately upon our arrival, they had no record of our booking. We had an email confirmation of our reservation on hand, which the staff reviewed, but insisted they received no record of in their system. They apologized profusely and... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quitar nice place to visit? How ever you feel it, it's a bit commercial but well organised. Nice lady with I think knowledge about wines, a last on this winery, on Crete worth to see

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

Thank you for your review! Even though it is easy to do so, please don't confuse our professionalism with commercialism. There are 2 of us that run this winery and a total permanent staff of 10! The true definition of a family-run winery. More 

Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were hoping to have the experience that our friends (who are wine professionals) recommended to us, but we left feeling unfulfilled. Setting was serene but was missing the Cretan hospitality we have been enjoying in nearby villages. Staff was pleasant but impersonal. Although we were a small group, there was very little interaction with the employees like we have... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are very sorry that you felt your experience was not what you expected. We do try and give some space to our customers tasting wine, given that this is a personal experience; that being said, the day you came, we were quite busy and our staff did the best it could under the given... More 

Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My husband and I recently did the simple wine tasting tour. We have done winery tours before in other countries but this was the first where we actually saw how the made the wine along with the history of the winery, which was fascinating, and our guide was very knowledgable.

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

Thank you for your review! More 

Franklin, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Got lost on Crete, fell into their winery! There was a large tour group there, but they were very kind to seat us and allow us to order a cheese/olive tray (there food is not made on site). They were so informative and friendly. The site is beautiful, we can see why they would have Wedding receptions there.

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

Thank you for your kind review! Hope to see you here again. More 

Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Traditionally wines in Crete have a reputation of not being very good, but the wines here were very nice! The tour was good and informative of the founder as well as the making of these wines, and the tasting made one want for more. Will recommend others to make a trip here!

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

Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely time at the winery. The tour was informative and interesting whilst also concise. We opted for the light lunch which included a taste of 5 wines, a range of traditional Cretan dishes and 2 glasses of wine, at €20 excellent value for money. The only negative is that perhaps we could have been advised more about... More 

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

Thank you for your review! Next time you are here, if you would like more information on how to taste wines we would be happy to help, please just let us know! More 

Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Nice area just south west of Chania. Nice terrace for wine tasting, and superb wines to discover and taste. Afshin and Alexandra are doing a great job in developing the winery...

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

Thank you! See you again soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Really interesting tour of the winery with very knowledgable guide plus cute winery dog. Excellent wine tasting and a couple of glasses with a superb light lunch. Thoroughly enjoyable and could have stayed all day. Left somewhat merrier and relaxed . Definitely would visit again.

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

Thank you for your review, hope to see you again! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Winery in a very picturesque setting. Good history surrounding the place and the family who own it. Lovely lunch which we booked with the tour. A very friendly dog, accompanies you on the tour around the winery itself. The chap doing the tour was very knowledgeable about his subject but I felt more could have been added during the tasting.... More 

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