Who we are

Pnevmatikakis Winery has many years of experience and expertise with extensive presence and contribution in Cretan wine making. In our ultramodern facilities, in Drapanias Kisamos, passion, experience and tradition meet technology in order to create products of high quality. In parallel with the wine factory, operates ultramodern distillery.

Our newly built facilities consists of production machinery and bottling machines of the latest technology, that in combination with the highly trained scientific and technical human resources is achieved and guaranteed the creation of high quality products: the essential feature of our winery.

The main principle of Pnevmatikakis winery is the continuation of the traditional Cretan wine making, through the latest scientific and technological methods.

Our winery produces a wide range of high quality wines. In an area of 30 acres with the forecast to reach 150 acres of vineyards and with the contribution of many smaller local producers, who cooperate exclusively and for consecutive years with our winery, we ensure that the raw material that is used for our wine production is of the highest quality and derived exclusively and solely from the Cretan land.

Pnevmatikakis winery emphasizes on the cultivation and promotion of the local varieties. The carefully cultivated and selected grapes include, regarding the red varieties: Romeiko, Kotsifali, Mantilari and Liatiko, while as far as the white varieties: Vilana, Vidiano and Moschato of Spina. Also, some international grape varieties, such as Cabernet, Syrah and Merlot, regarding the red and in white Chardonney, which are highlighted in a special way through the particular geomorphologic and climatic conditions of Crete. Our production includes red wines, white and rose˙ dry, semi dry, sweet and semi sweet. We have various labels of wines either with one variety or blended with two or three varieties of grapes. The names and the drawings of the labels are inspired of course from Crete.

Our facilities are completed by our ultramodern distillery for the distillation and production of the exceptional Cretan product of tsikoydia or raki and raki with honey (rakomelo), as well as other liqueurs, based always on Cretan raki.

If you want to see our vineyards, our modern wine making facilities, our stone built cellar and taste our wines, come to Drapanias in Kisamos. The winery is located off the National Road Chania-Kisamos, just 4 kilometers before the town of Kisamos, on the Old National Road, between the villages Drapanias and Koleni.
Our winery is open every day and during the whole year. In particular from 1st of April to 30th October from 8.00 am to 8.00 in the evening while during the winter season we are open every day, except Sunday from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. The visit and the guided tour as well as the wine tasting are free. Come to visit our winery, to learn about the history and the production of wine in Crete and taste the variety of our wines.

Our Winery provides/ offers to our visitors:
  • Guided tour in all the areas of our winery, in the production and storage area as well as the bottling area.
  • Visit to our stone built cellar.
  • Visit to the Wine Museum, where you can see our collection, with exhibits relating to the viniculture and the wine production as well as to the daily life of the past generations, on the island.
  • Wine tasting at the Wine Museum and enjoyment of our wines on our veranda, overlooking the gulf of Kisamos.

Pnevmatikakis Winery is an exclusively family matter/affair. The great grandfather of the family founded the first wine production unit of the family, in the village Potamida Kisamos, from which originates the family.

Committed to the Cretan wine tradition, in 2007, the family founded the new winery in the village Drapanias Kisamos. In our ultra modern, newly built facilities, the experience and tradition meet technology in order the creation of products of high quality and standards.The years have passed and many things have changed.

However, the fundamental philosophy of Pnevmatikakis Winery remains constant and binding: the continuity of the traditional Cretan wine making, through the most modern scientific and technological methods, in order to produce high value and quality products, always with passion and respect for Cretan tradition and driven by our long family tradition in wine making and the long history and tradition of the island, in wine production.

Pnevmatikakis Winery
Drapanias Kisamos - 73400 Chania
Tel : +30 28220 31740
Fax : +30 28220 31741
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