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Come and enjoy a tour and tasting at one of Greece’s top wineries!

The Manousakis Winery has been producing its 100% organic wines under the brand name Nostos since 1997.

The winery is situated just 15 minutes (driving) from the city of Chania in the village of Vatolakkos. This serene, traditional village setting is a perfect backdrop to try these award-winning wines.

Over the years Manousakis Winery has been holding tours and tastings for travelers coming from all over the world.

Guests have a choice between six different tour options.

In addition visitors can celebrate their weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations or even just the end to a perfect stay on Crete.

Scheduling

The winery is open daily (Monday-Sunday) from 10:00 to 18:00. Scheduled tours of its facilities are offered daily at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00 where the guests can choose from any of the tour options below. During the winter months (November 1st to April 30th), all tours are Monday-Friday and by appointment only.Should any guest wish to host an event after hours, different rates and scheduling may apply depending on the type of event. Please check more specific details below regarding tour time availabilities.

Transportation

The Manousakis Winery does not provide transportation but can arrange for special pricing with taxis if necessary and for certain routes. They can also arrange transportation for larger groups. The KTEL bus service offers hourly routes from Chania to Vatolakkos.

Meals

Please note that meal options are not available on Mondays (only the Simple Tasting, Premium Tasting and Cheese Platter are available). The Manousakis Winery is able to accommodate any special meal requests (children’s meals, vegetarian, vegan etc.) as long as at least one (1) day’s notice is given.

Serving Policy

The Manousakis Winery is prohibited by law from serving minors under 18 years old. They will not serve individuals who are intoxicated.

Staff

All tours and tastings are conducted by trained professionals. No groups may tour the winery unaccompanied by a Manousakis Winery team member.

Gallery

Manousakis Winery will continue to put on an art show in their family home free of charge to all guests!

Winery Shop

All guests are able to purchase all available wines as well as other goods at the wine shop, on winery's premises.

Pricing and Payment Terms

Credit card details (Visa or Mastercard) are required to charge the deposit amount in order to confirm reservation. No additional charges will be made to the credit card unless cancellation charges have to be applied. Balance amount is to be paid directly to Manousakis Winery upon completion of tour. Visa, Master Card and American Express are accepted by Manousakis Winery. For food tour options, minors under 18 years old are not charged the cost for the wines. Special pricing is available, please see below.

1st Tour : Simple Tasting

Offered Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00
6,00 €/person
Minors under 18 free of charge

This tour includes:

- A tour of both new and old wineries as well as the winery grounds
- A presentation and explanation of the wine making process
- A tasting of 5 different wines (type of wine is dependent on availability and is subject to change) paired with local Cretan rusks, olive oil and sea salt
- Free admission to art exhibition held in old family home

2nd Tour : Premium Tasting

Offered Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00
10,00€/person
Minors under 18 years old free of charge

This tour includes:

- A tour of both new and old wineries as well as the winery grounds
- A presentation and explanation of the wine making process
- A full tasting of all available Nostos Wines
- A tasting of 9 different wines (type of wine is dependent on availability and is subject to change) paired with local Cretan rusks, olive oil and sea salt
- Free admission to art exhibition held in old family home

3rd Tour : Cheese Platter

Offered Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00
16,00 €/person
6,00 € for Minors 7-18

This tour includes:

- A tour of both our new and old wineries as well as the winery grounds
- A presentation and explanation of the wine making process
- A tasting of 5 different wines (type of wine is dependent on availability and is subject to change) paired with local Cretan rusks, olive oil and sea salt
- A cheese platter consisting of: Graviera, Mizithra, Anthotiros, Cretan Rusks o Nuts, Dried fruit
- The cheese platter is accompanied by up to one (1) additional glass of wine of the guests’ choice
- Free admission to art exhibition held in old family home

4th Tour : Light Lunch

Offered Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-18:00
20,00 €/person
12,00 € for Minors 07-18

This tour includes:

- A tour of both our new and old wineries as well as the winery grounds
- A presentation and explanation of the wine making process
- A tasting of 5 different wines (type of wine is dependent on availability and is subject to change) paired with local Cretan rusks, olive oil and sea salt
- A light lunch consisting of Cretan specialties: Apaki (Cretan smoked pork), Kalitsounia (Cretan cheese and spinach pies), Dolmadakia (stuffed grape leaves), Feta cheese wrapped in eggplant, Greek yogurt, Potatoes fried in Olive Oil
- The light lunch is accompanied by any two (2) glasses of wine of the guests’ choice
- Free admission to art exhibition held in old family home

5th Tour : Full Lunch

Offered Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-18:00
35,00 €/person
15,00 € for Minors 07-18

This tour includes:

- A tour of both our new and old wineries as well as the winery grounds
- A presentation and explanation of the wine making process
- A tasting of 5 different wines (type of wine is dependent on availability and is subject to change) paired with local Cretan rusks, olive oil and sea salt
- A fully catered meal consisting of Cretan specialties specially paired with our wines.
- As many additional glasses of wine as the guest wants (unlimited) with his/her meal

(This menu changes depending on the season so as to ensure the highest quality, freshest foods for all of our guests.)

6th Tour : Vineyard Tours 

For these tour options, Manousakis Winery have partnered up with Safari Adventures to offer our most complete winery experience yet! With our vineyard tours, guests enjoy a guided tour up to our vineyards with Safari Adventures specialized transportation and guide. Guests then come back down the mountain to get our full winery tour along with their choice of our existing tasting options. (Please see all tours listed below for details).

Vineyard Tour with Simple Tasting
55,00 €/person
47,00 € for Minors

Vineyard Tour with Premium Tasting
69,00 €/person
55,00 € for Minors

Vineyard Tour with Simple Tasting & Cheese Platter
69,00 €/person
55,00 € for Minors

Vineyard Tour with Premium Tasting & Cheese Platter
89,00 €/person
70,00 € for Minors

Vineyard Tour with Simple Tasting & Light Lunch
79,00 €/person
65,00 € for Minors

Vineyard Tour with Premium Tasting & Light Lunch
99,00 €/person
80,00 € for Minors

Vineyard Tour with Full Lunch
87,00 €/person
69.60 € for Minors

Book

For more info and reservations please contact us: reservations@cretetravel.com

Cooking Presentation & Seminar

Offered Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-18:00
50,00 €/person
30,00 € for Minors 12-18

What better way to get a full gastronomic experience than with a cooking seminar that focuses on Cretan cuisine and, of course, Cretan wine! The goal in presenting this seminar is to help people understand the Cretan diet and why it has such a large impact globally.

An example tour with this option includes:

- A tour of both our new and old wineries as well as the winery grounds
- A presentation and explanation of the wine making process
- A tasting of 5 different wines (type of wine is dependent on availability and is subject to change) paired with local Cretan rusks, olive oil and sea salt
- Cooking presentation and seminar focusing on traditional Cretan diet including:

       Presentation on how to make the following dishes:
            Dakos (dried rusks topped with grated tomatoes and local mizithra cheese)
           Gemista (tomatoes stuffed with rice)
           Chicken with hilopites in a tomato sauce (Hilopites are a Cretan pasta)

- The meal enjoyed by the guest is pre-cooked so as to keep the duration of this tour at 3-4 hours

(The menu is subject to change depending on season. The minimum number of people required is 8; the maximum number of people allowed is 25)

For more info and reservations please contact us: reservations@cretetravel.com

Weddings & Special Events

Manousakis winery has been quite the backdrop for some beautiful events and functions. It can accommodate events of up to 250 people. All events are catered. The Manousakis Winery collaborates with Pemptousia Taverna for traditional Cretan delicacies and pricing is all inclusive and depends on the selected menu (see examples below).

Other caterers can be used upon request and after a full evaluation that the services are up to the Manousakis Winery standards. To rent out the winery’s tasting area for a private event and to use an outside catering company, there is a flat fee of 430€ which includes:

- Wines at winery prices
- Sommelier service
- Spiegelau glasses
- Optional winery tour
- Restroom attendant throughout entire event
- Premise clean up

Wine pricing is as follows:

2 Mazi red & white: 12,00€
2 Mazi rose: 8,00€
Nostos Pink: 9,80€
Nostos Muscat Spinas: 11,00€
Nostos Roussanne: 18,00€
Nostos Alexandra’s: 13,00€
Nostos Grenache: 15,00€
Nostos Manousakis: 17,00€
Nostos Syrah: 17,00€
Nostos Mourvedre: 35,00 €

Scheduling:

At least two (2) weeks notice is needed for private events although more flexibility is available the earlier the event is scheduled. Events can be scheduled Monday-Sunday, times are negotiable.

Set up:
Standard set up includes table, chairs, table clothes, cutlery and yard set up. Extra decorations are provided by guests/hosts unless otherwise arranged.

Foods service/ Pricing:
Foods are served in the traditional Cretan way: family style. Each dish is for 4 people to share. Individual dishes are available depending on the food and upon client request. The general amount of wine consumed is half a bottle per adult (or 1 bottle per 2 people). In situations where more than this amount is consumed, the wine will be charged accordingly.

Extras:
Music and entertainment is not included in the pricing.

Example Menus
(please note that any particular budgets can be met for example with changes in menu size or portion size):

Menu 1: 35.00€ /person

Greek salad, Dakos, Feta wrapped with eggplant in a tomato sauce, Mixed spinach and cheese pies, Stuffed grape leaves, Beef Youvetsi (beef with orzo in tomato sauce), Yogurt with homemade sweets, 2 Mazi Red,2 Mazi White or Nostos Pink (1 bottle per 2 people) Water, bread and soda

Menu 2: 40.00€ /person

Cretan Salad, Dakos, Mixed spinach and cheese pies, Stuffed peppers, Cretan meat pie, Boureki, Chicken with potatoes in the oven, Cheese pie with honey, 2 Mazi Red, 2 Mazi White or Pink (1 bottle per 2 people) Water, bread and soda

Menu 3 - Cretan Wedding Menu 59.00€ /person

Graviera, cheese pie, honey, Mixed spinach and cheese pie, Greek salad, Tsigariasto, Cretan meat pie, Pilafi with boiled lamb and goat meat, Lamb or Goat with potatoes in the oven, Fresh fruit, 2 Mazi Red, 2 Mazi White or Pink (1 bottle per 2 people) Water, bread and soda

All available dishes are listed below can be put together with clients upon request.

Salads: Lettuce-Cabbage Pemptousia Greek

Cretan Appetizers: Dakos, Feta wrapped in eggplant in a tomato sauce, Stuffed peppers with feta cheese, mizithra cheese and bacon Dolmadakia, Boureki, Cheese and/or spinach pies, Crepes filled with minced meat, Greek meat balls (keftedakia), Stuffed mushroom, Apaki, Chicken pie (kotopita), Mushroom pie (manitaropita), Bekri Meze, Cretan meat pie (kreatopita), Tsigariasto

Main Courses: Beef Youvetsi (orzo in tomato sauce), Lamb Youvetsi, Chicken with Hilopites and/or okra, Chicken with potatoes and/or okra in the oven Pork with potatoes in the oven

Desserts: Cheese pies with honey, Yogurt with handmade jam (gliko tou koutaliou) Fresh fruit

Book

For more info and reservations please contact us: reservations@cretetravel.com

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