Wine & Olive Tasting

Wine & Olive Tasting


Discover the Natural Treasures of Crete

Description

Wine is part of the daily life and culture of Crete. It is always served with a meal or dinner and drinking is enjoyed in company as Cretans never drink alone.

They prefer to do it while chatting, laughing and enjoying local food!

Crete boasts a 4000-years-old wine tradition. The oldest vineyard in Europe was found at the area of Kato Zakros and the oldest wine-press, aged over 3500 years, was discovered nearby Archanes.

The island’s long periods of glorious history have always included wine as a product inextricably linked to daily life and participation to viniculture events and wine festivals has been part of a centuries-old tradition that has lived on to our times.

Ostria Resort & Spa offers you the chance to taste some of these outstanding grape varieties through the highest quality local labels

Highlights

You will discover all the secrets of the Wine and Olive Oil production.

You will learn how to distinguish the differences and the various flavors of each wine that you will taste. 

You will learn how to pair different wines with specific dishes

You will taste the region's finest olive oils and other traditional products like cheeses, cold cuts, handmade sweets and honey.

The friendly atmosphere of this class will let you enjoy a relaxing break in the afternoon, while learning interesting facts and secrets about the Cretan food and the wine culture.

The perfect afternoon break for food and wine lovers.

MEET THE LOCALS

EXPERIENCE

Indulge your senses into a world full of wine, food and natural landscape. Visit local wineries and let the local producers narrate a story about their products. Experience Crete, through the eyes of our local Sommelier and explore the hidden treasures of the island. Learn all about the indigenous wines, their flavours and of course taste them along with a cretan menu decustation.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy a tour to the region’s most wine authentic neighborhoods with a private chauffer and our Cretan Sommelier.
  • Visit 2 Wineries, learn their stories and taste their Wines
  • Discover unique local food products
  • Learn about the Cretan Diet, culture and gastronomy Pairing Wine with Cretan Food Delicacies

WINE PICNIC

EXPERIENCE

Under the Shades of a vineyard and the Cretan Sun, experience a wine & food pairing you will always remember. Breathe in the scents of the soil, lie under the vines. A local story will be narrated to you, while you discover authenticity in every bite and sip.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy a Private Wine Pic Nic
  • Taste 4 different wines from local grapes. Accompany each sip with a bite (Full Meal - A 4 traditional courses menu degustation).
  • Walk through the Vineyards and learn about the specific variety growing there.

Wine & Food Tasting

Comprises tasting of seven-wines of Crete each accompanied by small bites prepared on the grill.