Vineyards-General

Our estate's wines are produced mainly in our private 40000 square meters vineyards. These vineyards are planted with varieties like: Malagouzia, Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, Tempranillo, Grenage Rouge, Sangiovese and Refosco. Soultanina, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc come from exclusive contract farmers who are following our estate's experts instructions.

Our vineyards are formed in linear plantation method with the use of special braces. Our soil is white, calcareous and sloping for better water drainage. Also all of our vineyards enjoy the northern winds from Cretan Sea which are key factor to quality and individuality. Plantation density is 300 plants every 1000 square meters and the annual production for these vineyards is between 800 and 1000 kilos per acre, depending on the variety and year's productivity.

Every required activity from pruning till harvest is being done by hands only. Plowing is done with the use of tractor. Finally in our vineyards no drugs are used.

Our estates vineyards are under the constant supervision of the Karavitakis family and also our agriculturist's experience. With this combination we can apply the necessary actions at the exact period needed for having trouble free and high quality products. This result's to a typical varietal product and at the same time something unique reflecting our special terroir.


Pontikiana Kissamos | Municipality of Platanias |Chania Crete