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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 five different tour options.

In addition to these tour options, visitors can celebrate their weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations or even just the end to a perfect stay on Crete. Please concact us for more info. 

 

Scheduling

For the summer season starting March 1st until October 31st, the winery is open daily (Monday-Sunday) from 10:00 to 18:00. Scheduled tours of our 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 outlined below. During the winter months (November 1st to April 30th), all tours are Monday-Friday and by appointment only. 

 

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

All meal options are cooked on site and are available every day. The Manousakis Winery is able to accommodate any special meal requests (children’s meals, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free etc.) as long as at least one (1) days’ 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.

 

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.

 

Simple Tasting / Tour

Offered Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00
8.00 €/person
Minors under 18 free of charge

This tour includes:

- A tour of winery
- 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

 

Premium Tasting / Tour

Offered Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00
15.00 €/person
Minors under 18 free of charge

This tour includes:

- A tour of winery
- A presentation and explanation of the wine making process
- A tasting of 7 different wines (type of wine is dependent on availability and is subject to change) paired with local Cretan rusks, olive oil and sea salt

 

Cheese Platter / Tour

Offered Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00
18.00 €/person
6.00 € for Minors 7-18

This tour includes:

- A tour of winery
- 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: Assortement of local cheeses, Cretan Rusks, Nuts, Dried fruit
- The cheese platter is accompanied by up to one (1) additional glass of wine of the guests’ choice

 

Mezze Platter / Tour

Offered Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00
22.00 €/person
12,00 € for Minors 07-18

This tour includes:

- A tour of winery 
- 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 meze platter consisting of Cretan specialties
- The meze platter is accompanied by any two (2) glasses of wine of the guests’ choice

 

Lunch / Tour 

Offered Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00
35.00 €/person
15.00 € for Minors 07-18

This tour includes:

- A tour of our winery
- 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 full 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
- A lunch consists of the following:
        Cretan Salad
        Cretan Kalitsounia (herb and cheese pie)
        Dolmades (Stuffed vine leaves)
        Youvetsi (beef with orzo in the oven, in a tomato sauce)
        Yogurt with honey or home-made preserves

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

 

Book

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

 

Off Road Vineyard Tours 

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

Off Road Vineyard Tour with Simple Tasting
55.00 €/person
47.00 € for Minors

Off-road Vineyard Tour with Simple tasting & Cheese Platter
69.00 €/person
55.00 € for Minors

Off-road Vineyard Tour with Premium tasting & Cheese Platter
89.00 €/person
70.00 € for Minors

Off-road Vineyard Tour with Simple tasting & Mezze Platter
79.00 €/person
65.00 € for Minors

Off-road Vineyard Tour with Simple tasting & Lunch
87.00 €/person
69.60 € for Minors

Off-road Vineyard Tour with Premium tasting & Lunch
112.00 €/person
89.00 € for Minors

 

Book

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

 

Reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and would recommend to other people. Thank you so much Yiannis.
- David USA

This is an amazing winery, with one of the best organic wines in Greece.  So if in doubt of where to go during your holiday in Chania,  then Manousakis Winery is a great option, delicious traditonal food, superb wine, and warm hospitality from the guide to the lady at shop. Full lunch was great too.
- Adrian K. Switzerland

Many thanks for asking Yiannis. We had a great tour which could higly recommend. We drove to this Winery and had no expactions at all. We had booked a simple taste tour. We were welcomed at arriving and the tour started with explaining how the wine production was made. This was informative and interesting. After the tour we had a tasting of five different wines. All this for just 7.00 Euros per person. Good value for money. We bought also some wine and olive oil to bring back home.
- Andrea J. Germany

We choosed the light lunch, tour and wine tasting. This tour made by a really informative guide who gave us plenty of opportunity to ask questions along the way which we liked. We were then brought back to the patio where we got to see finished bottles of wine and had the tasting session which was great. We got to try 6 different wines which for the price we paid was extremely generous! We then enjoyed the light lunch which was authentic Greek cuisine. We really enjoyed the whole experience and would recommend it to anyone visiting Chania. Our guide and wine expert  were great too. Well done!
- Maria P. Austria

Excellent experience. We did a trip out to the Winery from Chania with Crete Travel. It was an exclusive off-road trip to the winery in a four wheel drive. It went up a spectacular mountain route to get to the grounds of the winery and then we had a full lunch with unlimited wine tasting after our tour of the winery. The wines here were good quality with the Rousanne being especially good. The Syrah was also high quality. The lunch was made with local ingredients and was excellent. This was relaxed wine tasting at its finest. If you have the full lunch with your wine tasting, the amount of wine you are served to 'taste' is extremely generous (unlimited glasses with your lunch). Our guide/driver on 22 Sep 2017 was awesome.
- Jane K. Australia

My husband and I booked lunch and a tour with tasting. The grounds are beautiful with old olive trees. In addition, the tour was very interesting and the wines very good. Our favorite was the Nostos blend that we had shipped to us. The lunch was delicious and generous and went perfect with the wine. Highly recommend a visit when near Chania.
- Katerina T. New Zelannd


Excellent wines and a delicious light lunch. Many thanks for organizing this CreteTravel.com. What a lovely estate to visit, with an interesting journey through the foothills of Crete. After a brief and fairly informative tour of the winery we tasted several wines and we liked very much the Rousanne white, a ripe oak-aged white which is available in several restaurants in Chania, and two reds - the 2014 Syrah (now in short supply) and the Alexandra red. Lunch was some of the best food we had in this region - freshly prepared, home-made and with fine ingredients. Highly recommended.
- Marc M. Germany

 

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

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