Domaine Lyrarakis, established in 1966 is located in the mountainous commune of Alagni (440m), south of the city of Heraklion, in Crete. The well-preserved 14th century stone-presses in the fields around the winery are a testament to the area’s long history of grape-growing and wine making.
The extensive portfolio consists of a range of monovarietal wines (Vidiano, Plyto, Mandilari, Assyrtiko, Vilana, Thrapsathiri, Kotsifali) – some from single, “premium” vineyard plots, as well as blends of indigenous with international varieties (Syrah, Cabernet, Merlot).
What are we drinking?
2013 Lyrarakis Okto Red, 2015 Lyrarakis Dafni, 2016 Lyrarakis Voila Assyrtiko, 2016 Lyrarakis Vidiano, 2016 Lyrarakis Plyto
What about food?
We will be serving our famous cheese toasties as well as some nibbles, charcuterie and cheese.
What's the format?
We are pretty easy going when it comes to our winemaker nights - you can talk to the winemakers as little or as much as you would like, there's no formal tasting, we will be pouring all wines by the glass and you just pay for what you order. If only everything in life could be as simple!