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THE GREAT HAWK TERROIR

Harvest @ Klados

ABOUT US

Welcome to this fine terroir of Crete
and to our Boutique Winery surrounded by
magnificent vineyards. It is here that we
produce our fine portfolio of wine. Wines
all borne of this terroir in which the Klados
Family has been making wine since 1997.

We invite the visitor to engage with the
complexity of our wines, vinified from the
local red varieties of Kotsifali and Liatiko –
and also of the noble Cabernet Sauvignon.
Of the white varieties, we vinify the excellent local Vidiano, Muscat of Spina and the noble Sauvignon Blanc.

TIMELINE

1997/2007

The Winery is established and Vidiano is bottled for the first time

2008/2013

The Winery moves to new premises with state-of-the-art production facilities. Solar panels are installed to provide for production needs and new vineyards are planted

2014/2016

The second Klados generation takes the helm and the Great Hawk and Red Nest labels are launched. Wine tasting programs are commenced and exports to Germany begin

2018/2019

Rebranding of two varieties: Vidiano under the name of White Diva with the certification of Protected Geographical Indication Rethymno, and the rosé under the name of Blackbird

2020/2022

Further modernization of the production plant is under- taken and exports begin to the Canadian market. A facelift and rebranding is given to the Winery and exports begin to Holland, France and Austria.

THE TEAM

Manolis Klados

/

Stelios Klados

Anna

Anna is responsible for the
hospitality section of the winery.
She is a certified sommelier with additional studies in Wine Marketing and wide experience in the wine sector. She is trilingual and will always receive you with a warm smile.
She is a perfect host and will give you that first initiation into the world of wine.

Giannis

Giannis is behind every detail of the daily work at the winery. He cares for the vineyards, and the vinification of the wine
until it reaches the cellar.
Gianni has grown up caring
for the terroir, and knows
it well!

OUR WINES

His Queen
Pink_BlackBird
Her King Klados
KOTSIFALI
pink BLACK bird
pink BLACK bird

The traditional
red variety of
Crete.
Beloved food of
the Blackbird,
after which it
takes its name.
A dry rose wine
with a character
that is refined and
complex.


VIDIANO
WHITE DIVA
WHITE DIVA

This unique white
Cretan variety is deeply rooted in the soil of Rethymno.
It is the most renowned
ambassador of the
Cretan Vineyard,
and is lovingly known
as the «white diva» of Crete!
Its fruity character
is balanced with
a distinctive and
long aftertaste.

MUSCAT OF SPINA

VIDIANO
THE GREAT HAWK
THE GREAT HAWK

The Great Hawk.
With each new year
this fine mythological
bird returns in
abundance to protect
the grape harvest.
Perched on high
it watches over
each new vintage
to ensure the
most perfect aftertaste.

SAUVIGNON BLANC
His Queen
His Queen

This noble variety,
the very underlying
structure of
Carbernet Sauvignon,
takes on the most
potent vestiges
under the strong
Cretan Sun.
She reigns into eternity
and will always be
His Queen!


CABERNET SAUVIGNON
LIATIKO
Her King
Her King

Cabernet Sauvignon.
This noble variety,
borne of his Queen,
Sauvignon Blanc,
is redefined in this
fine blend with Liatiko,
indigenous to Crete.
The finest bouquet
lingers as we learn the art of Noblesse Oblige.
Her King eternally.

THE VISIT

We look forward to welcoming you to the Winery
and to introduce you to the tastes and aftertastes of
our wines in the most relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
During your visit, you may explore the various Wine
Tasting Experiences in the hospitable atmosphere of
Cretan Outdoor life!

THE WINE TASTING

Wine Tasting under the Pergola

Enjoy a visit to the
vineyards, the production
area and the cellar to be followed by a
Wine-Tasting of 5 wines

Wine + Cheese Pairing

Enjoy a visit to the
vineyards, the production area and the cellar.
You are then invited to a unique Wine-Tasting experience, with the pairing of 5 wines and exceptional Cretan cheeses.

Events at the Winery

We look forward to
assisting you with
the organization of
your next event.

Rethymno Old Habour

And after your visit to the winery, there are
of course so many interesting and beautiful
things to do, sites to see, and the clearest blue
sea to enjoy. A stop for fresh fish at a traditional
taverna is a must, with amazing views to the
picturesque waterside villages of Panormo
and Bali.

How to find us

The KLADOS Winery is located 25 kilometres east of the city of Rethymno, at the village of Skepasti.

From the direction of Rethymno:
Turn right at the Panormou-Perama Interchange.
At the Crossroads turn immediately right again.
Pass under the bridge of the National Road and turn
right again. Continue for 300 m and at the Exit of the
National Road (going towards Rethymno) you will see
on your left a cement road that goes uphill.
Take this rise in the road and descend the other side
and take the road parallel to the National Road in the
direction of Heraklion (leaving the National Road on your right).
Continue for 700m and after another 200 m round to the
left, and you will reach the Winery.
From the direction of Heraklion:
Turn right at the Panormo-Perama Interchange. As soon
as you turn, on the roundabout after 30 m, turn right in
order to get onto the road parallel to the National Road
in the direction of Heraklion (leaving the National Road on
your right).
Continue for 700 m and after another 200 m round to the
left, and you will reach the Winery.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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