The Island of Crete

Thalia Wine is from the island of Crete where winemaking dates back over 4000 years, all the way back to the legendary Minoan Civilization. Thalia Wine combines Cretan terroir, Crete’s unique indigenous grape varieties, modern wine making techniques and a true passion for wine. The vineyards of Crete are planted on the northern part of the island, protected from the warm African winds by the mountains that crisscross the island from east to west. The Cretan ecosystem provides the ideal climate and geology for producing quality wines. The most popular grape varieties grown on Crete are Vilana, Kotsifali, Mandilaria, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Liatico and Chardonnay.