Wine Tour in Crete & Wine Tasting
Surrounded by the idyllic setting of green vineyards and the Cretan Mountains, this kids friendly Wine Tour in Crete and Wine Tasting offers you the opportunity to enjoy nature, discover local wines, experience a vineyard and indulge on local gastronomy.
Your family will visit an awarded family winery near Heraklion. The estate produces high-quality wines since 1966 with a strong focus on rare local varieties distinguished by the uniqueness of their origin and heritage. In fact, it was the winery that Prince Charles of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall choose to visit during their royal visit to Crete!
Together with your kids, you will join a guided tour around the vineyards and the open-air vine museum where you will discover the secrets of the local grapes and learn more about the wine-making tradition. You will also get to visit the cellar where wine is aged in oak.
At the winery, you can combine your wine tour with a wine tasting. Together with a wine specialist, you will try different types of local Cretan wines. There is a tasting for Beginners but you can also opt for an Advanced session. The estate also produces some excellent grape juices, giving your kids the opportunity to taste the Cretan grapes as well!
The picnic experience is also great for families. You get to pick your picnic basket and choose a tranquil spot in the heart of the vineyard. Under the shadow of the olive trees, you and your kids become one with nature as you enjoy a guided tasting of different types of wines paired with a premium selection of Cretan cheese and other traditional delicacies.
You can also opt for a gastronomy experience of the local cuisine. Under the guidance of a specialist food expert, you will expose your senses to an explosion of flavors as you are taken on a Cretan culinary journey. Together, you will discuss the menu, learn the techniques, cook and then dine and enjoy a wine tasting. A certificate of participation and a gift bag end this culinary adventure.
Your family can also book an à la carte lunch at the winery with local tastes and many choices of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes.
Whatever activity you choose, your Cretan vineyard experience will be a guaranteed success with incredible tastes and wonderful memories!
Families should know
- All experiences are arranged privately
- A private transfer is arranged upon request
Kids will love
- Exploring the winery and running around in nature
- The picnic with their parents
- Being engaged in games, puzzles and other kids friendly activities
Parents will love
- Learning more about local viticulture, grapes, and vine-growing
- Tasting awarded wines, local cheeses, and experience with their kids some non-alcoholic wines
- Discovering how to create authentic Cretan dishes
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