Idaia winery is located at the Venerato village in the heart of the vineyard at the Malevizi district. It is located within the V.Q. P.R.D zone and within a distance of 17 km from Heraklion.
The area has always been a winery center with many archaic and roman wineries located there. The name of the district comes from “Malvazia” wines produced in the area.
The specialist Laderos Vasilis chose this area to establish a winery in 1998.
The careful selection of raw materials and the controlled wine production allowed them to produce unique wines with strong personality and solid flavors.
It is located in one of the lowest hills of Psiloritis, in an area famous for the sweet wines from the Venetian period.
There are many Archaic and Roman wine taverns there, a sample of the wine-making dynamics of the area from the Minoan era till today.
Produces the wines:Grenache, idaia, ocean,
On Creta they use the grapes:
vilana, vidiano, thrapsathiri, kotsifali, liatiko, malvazia, mantilari, muscat of spina, plyto, dafni, romeiko, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, merlot, sauvignon blanc, syrah, sangiovese,