In Skalani area on Fantaxometocho Estate, just 8 km from the centre of Heraklion and 4 km from the archaeological site of Knossos, there is the private Boutari vineyard. With the ultramodern winery and the impressive hospitable areas added in 2004, it is a true gem of the Archanes wine region.
The long experimentation both with Greek and international varieties resulted in the creation of wines of high quality and specificity, like the limited production wines from the private vineyard: Skalani, Fantaxometocho, Iouliatiko, Moschato Spinas and timeless wines with excellent quality- price relation like the Kretikos White and Kretikos Red.
On the winery facilities you will find a rich cellar and the impressive wine-tasting hall where you can enjoy selected local wines and discover the secrets of the Mediterranean diet (reservations are required one day prior).
The winery offers visitors integrated tour services and features a small shop where visitors can purchase all the wines of the winery, local products, books and accessories on wine and gastronomy.
The winery is open to the public and features integrated tour services. Visitors can choose the duration of the tour and the services that interest them. An integrated tour includes a tour of the estate's vineyards and winery facilities.
Wine Tasting Courses
The resident Boutari oenologist offers a basic course on wine tasting, during which visitors can explore this mystical art through all their senses, accompanied by local flavours.
Special Business Events & Groups
Wine tasting events can be organized for large parties or corporate groups. Overlooking the beautiful vineyard, the winery restaurant is an ideal place to enjoy a meal with specially selected estate wines.