Monday, June 29, 2009

Boutari winery

Took a taxi to Boutari winery in Skalani on Monday
- showed the taxi driver the name and address of the winery,
wasn't sure if the pronounciation was correct,
the taxi driver said:
"I can't see but I know where Skalani is!"
A bit exciting journey...

Nicely made spacious place with a huge window
with a great view to the vineyard
. .
"When avant-garde design meets nature's tranquility
in a historical setting,
you may find it hard to describe the effect.
A stately wine cellar with superb wines maturing in oak barrels."

Tasted 4 wines:
White - Fantaxometocho
Red - Skalani
Sweet - Iouliatiko Spinas
Sweet - VII (July)
- all pretty good ones!
-best one was the white wine,
a bit like the Spanish Vina Sol
. Fantaxometocho means "haunted domain".
Fantaxometocho was named by the former owner of the estate
who wanted to protect it from the pirates' invasions
thus spreading the word
that the estate was haunted by ghosts.

This winery is just outside of the city of Heraklion
and app. 4km away from the archaeological site of Knosos
Place worth to visit!
Boutari winery
Skalani, Heraklion, Crete

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