The wines of the Estate are available throughout Greece and are exported worldwide and are awarded medals and distinctions in international competitions and exhibitions each year.
One of the first "boutique" Greek wineries, which gave the motivation to small, independent winemakers to open their wings and to the big wineries to become more flexible and competitive. How far in front of his time was the Hatzimichalis Estate, shown by his logo, which has as a central element the turkey: in the early days of the estate's business, the Greek market was unmovable and unprepared for accepting the wines of a small and unknown - for the time of the winery from Atalanti, so sales were scarce and difficult. In the Estate there was a farm where turkeys were reared, and the proceeds from this activity supported the winery until the market "got ahead".
Honorable, and gratitude, the turkey became the emblem of the Estate!
The visit to Domaine Hatzimichalis begins with a tour of the vineyards. The road is very difficult and only the four-wheel vans of the Estate can be tame, but the walk is beautiful and worth it. The final destination is the chapel of Agios Bacos, high on the "Raches Galanos", a point with a magnificent 360 degree view all over the area!
Back in the Estate, guided tours and museum are of great interest. On the way, we pass through an ancient amphora storage room for wine and oil, while in the interior, we will definitely stop at the showcases with the agricultural tools, the old bottles, but also many photographs and old documents of historical value. The photo at the last cooperative of Heraklion, that of the Farsari family, is preserved and preserved intact at the Museum of the Estate. As we learn from the historian Stephanos Kavallierakis, "The great tradition of the Hercules co-operatives from the Venetian domination ended with the retirement of George Farsaris in 1999, after half a century of work."
The visit is completed by tasting the tasting room. Domaine Hatzimichalis has a wide range of wines, which can cover all tastes, occasions and budgets. On our visit we finally tested more than 20 different wines, some of which we tested vertically (different harvests of the same label to estimate the evolution of wine in time), while in other cases we tested the same variety but different vineyards Of the Estate.
Produces the wines:Aglianico,Alfega,Alepotrypa,Cava Dryos, Cava LX, Chardonnay Yerakofolia Oak, Chardonnay-Houlevena, Kapnias, Ktima Dryos Aged,Alargino,Yiataki, Opous ib,Red Multivarietal,refosco-merlot,Kryovrisi, syrah drisbay, Thesaurus,Vacchius Vinum, Use the grapes: semillon, assyrtiko, robola, athiri, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, malagousia, robola, verdicchio, trebbiano greco, malvasia, grecanico, grechetto, aglianico, schioppettino , syrah, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, grenache rouge, refosco, xinomavro, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, aglianico, grenache rouge, grenache