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Manousakis Winery

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Address: Vatolakkos, Crete, Greece
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+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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"Good times at the winery"

I absolutely, loved the wine tasting and tour of the winery! Our guide gave us a good overview of winery history and education on wine tasting. We had a light lunch and tasting of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shanida B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely, loved the wine tasting and tour of the winery! Our guide gave us a good overview of winery history and education on wine tasting. We had a light lunch and tasting of 5 wines for an affordable price. I will certainly be back to manousakis winery.

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

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We spent a great day touring the winery and cooking (and drinking and eating) at the Manousakis winery. They were so friendly and welcoming (of course--it's Crete!), and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. I cannot wait to return!

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

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

So I came to this winery in the off season and I booked the lunch with the tour. I absolutely fell in love with this place. When arriving I was welcomed by 3 dogs.. "the welcoming committee" loved this... The grounds were immaculate and I want to say "Martina" maybe not her name.. really was knowledgeable about the winery and... More 

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

Thank you! We love our 'welcoming committee' and are happy you did too! Visit us again soon! More 

Corner Brook, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

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

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

Wroclaw, Poland
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 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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Reviewed 31 October 2016 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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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

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 25 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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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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Reviewed 30 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 

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