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Rethymno: Wine Tasting at The Cretan House of Wine

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Learn about the local varieties of wine at the House of Wine. Discover the delicious and aromatic character of Cretan wines.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 7:00 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Savor a tasting of 11 different wines (75ml per glass)
  • Enjoy a pairing of traditional food with wine
  • Learn about Cretan Vineyards from a sommelier
  • Try your hand at a blind wine tasting game (the winner receives a bottle of wine)
Full description
Sample native varieties of Cretan wine at the Cretan House of Wine. Discover delicious flavor and delicate aromas within every glass. Get to know different grape varieties by tasting various vintages. Learn about the characteristics of the region and the personal touches of the winemakers.

First, experience the uniqueness of Cretan wines with a tasting of 11 different wines (each of 75ml per glass):
White Wines: Vilana, Vidiano, Thrapsathiri, Plito, Dafni, Moschato Spinas, Malavazia Di Candia Aromatica
Red Wines: Liatiko, Kotsifali, Mantilari
Sweet Wine: Naturally sweet wine of biological agriculture from Liatiko

Then, savor a pairing of traditional food with wine, including dishes such as:
Apaki: Pieces of smoked pork
Dakos: Rusk with tomato and white cheese
Tigania: Pork with Cretan herbs fried to olive oil
Dolmadakia: Vine leaves stuffed with rice
Kalitsounakia: Traditional herb pie
Graviera: Aged yellow cheese

At the end, play a blind wine tasting game with a bottle of wine as a reward to the winner of the competition.
Includes
  • Tasting of 6 different wines (Option 1)
  • Tasting of 11 different wines with traditional finger food (Option 2)
  • Tasting of 11 different wines with a meal menu of 4 starters, 1 main dish and a dessert (Option 3)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel transfer
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

3rd Klm. National Road Rethymno, Chanion, Rethymno 741 00, Greece

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Important information
Know before you go
The Cretan House of Wine is easily accessible by car or taxi from the coastal area of Rethymno (6km from Rethymno town and 15km from Georgioupolis)

From US$ 91.62 per person

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