Laden with luscious fruit flavors—pear, yellow apple, apricot, pineapple—this Vidiano captures the Cretan sun in its exuberant ripeness. Held together with a broad, flowing fresh acidity, and complicated with its notes of wet rocks and wilted garden herbs, this wine beckons for a plate of food to match its gastronomic profile.
Moussaka, falafel, gyros, souvlaki, saganaki, flaky fish, gigantes, dolmades, snails (a Cretan delicacy), island vibes
For over a century, the Miliarakis family has played a central role in the Cretan wine industry. Starting in the mid-1800s, their ancestor Antonis Miliarakis operated an inn in Peza, which later transformed into a winery as winemaking gained prominence in the region. In 1932, the family formalized their enterprise by founding Minos, Peza's first contemporary winery. Today, the third and fourth generations, including Takis Miliarakis and Maria and Nikos Miliarakis, continue the family's legacy, focusing on indigenous Cretan grape varieties and spearheading innovations in winemaking. Nikos Miliarakis also serves as the President of the Wines of Crete organization, working to promote Cretan wines globally.