Miliarakis Winery / Malvazia White Dry Wine

Type: CRETE: PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION. The revival of an original and very promising Cretan variety in a dry white wine version. A unique wine with a characteristic identity. The yield, 950 kilos of grapes per 1.000 sq.m., the cultivator’s care, and the 75-year-old experience of our winery, contribute to the production of a rich golden-yellow wine with composite flavors and distinct taste. The harvest was done in mid-September and the total production of 6.000 bottles come exclusively from the first Read more…

Digenakis Winery / Ypopsia – Rose Semi-dry Wine

Type: CRETE: PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION. Varieties: Syrah, Kotsifali, MandilariRed variety Syrah combined with Kotsifali and Mandilari red local varieties gives an allusion of rose wine in the color of onion skin. Gentle freshness, balanced acidity and crunchy scents of cherry dried rose and a finish of bergamot, discreetly lavish with an aftertaste patiently waiting to fade away. Best served at 12 o-15o C.

Sausages and Peppers (Spetsofai)

This recipe can be prepared with any type of sausage you have on hand. However, it really does taste best with Greek loukaniko! Greek Style Sausages and Peppers (Spetsofagi) Recipe Ingredients: 5 tablespoons Greek olive oil4 large bell peppers, seeds removed and chopped2 cloves garlic, choppedCooked sausage, cut in 1-inch pieces14 ounce can diced tomatoes1 teaspoon Greek oregano Instructions on How to Prepare Greek Sausages and Peppers:Add the olive oil to a skillet and heat over medium for 1-2 minutes. Read more…

Watermelon and Feta Salad

When watermelons are in season, this recipe can often be found on tables throughout Greece. The sweetness of the watermelon and the saltiness of the feta cheese complement each other well. Ingredients: 5 cups cubed watermelon pieces (remove the seeds) 1 English cucumber, chopped 1 small shallot, minced 1/2 cup chopped Kalamata olives (pitted) 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons chopped, fresh mint Directions: Add the watermelon and cucumber to a Read more…

Miliarakis Winery / Miliarakis Estate Red Dry Wine

Type: CRETE: PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION. Α red aged wine with composite flavours or red fruit and new oak barrel. Velvet body rich in tannins and extraordinary aftertaste. Since 1999, our establishment has cultivated a privately owned vineyard of 15 square km, within the area of Appellation d’ Origine at the area of “Kolomodi” aiming for an authentic and high-class Cretan red wine. With a yield of 700 kilos of grapes per square km, Kotsifali and Mandilari have developed all their Read more…

Fasolada (White Beans Soup)

Greek Style White Bean Soup Fasolada, (or sometimes Fasolia meaning beans) is sometimes called the “national food of the Greeks.” Fasolada (White Bean) Greek Soup Recipe Ingredients: 1 lb. white beans 1 cup canned or fresh tomatoes 1/2 cup tops, chopped celery 2 finely chopped onion 2 tablespoons chopped, fresh parsley 3 small, diced carrots 1/2 cup olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper, or to taste 3 tablespoons fresh chopper herbs, such as parsley or chives How Read more…

Miliarakis Winery / Metikos – Red Dry Wine

Type: CRETE: PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION. A very distinguished expression of two foreign varieties, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, resulting from a successful harmonization with the Cretan Terroir and a very selective vinification. Métèque. 1. A foreign person living in an ancient Greek Town, especially in Athens, without political rights: Population of ancient Athens was divided into free citizens, métèque, and slaves. 2. Immigrant.French varieties Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon settled in Crete, offer us a deep-colored, dense, and complex wine matching with Read more…

Dolmades “stuffed vine leaves”

Just the word ‘Dolmades’ makes me hungry! But what’s in them? In this recipe, the vine leaves are stuffed with a tasty meat and rice mixture and loaded with fresh herbs. Dolmades may take time to prepare (mainly to roll), but they are worth every minute of preparation! I could eat these all day, every day and I am excited to share my family recipe. Ingredients 1 kilogram of beef or pork mince vine leaves 1 cup of rice 1 white Read more…

Digenakis Winery / Marisini White Wine

Type: CRETE: PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION. Varieties: Spinas muscat 100%Alcohol : 13.0 % VolLocal variety Spinas muscat made this fine, fresh white whine of a “noble” spirit. The gentle aromas of jasmine, apricot and a finish of bitter orange, ideally accompany the rich nose and the mouth-filling. The acidity exceptionally balances with the lively aromas of the varieties and with the, long-lasting, aftertaste. Best served at 9o C – 11o C.

Digenakis Winery / Kotsifali Livades

Type: CRETE: PROTECTED GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION. Varieties: Kotsifali 100%Alcohol : 14.0 % VolThe most classic local variety is ideally expressed at a single vineyard called ‘Livades’. Strong and tasty tannins, sour cherry, and cherry flavors with traces of carnation, cinnamon, dark chocolate, leather, plum and paprika. Vivid mouth with a long-lasting aftertaste. Best served at 15-18o C.