Domaine Lyrarakis, established in 1966, is located in the mountainous commune of Alagni (440 metres above sea-level), south of the city of Heraklion, in Crete. The well-preserved 14th-century stone-presses in the fields around the winery are testament to the area’s long history of grape-growing and winemaking. The winery is at the forefront of viticultural innovation, championing obscure local varieties such as the ancient white cultivars of Plyto, Dafni and Vidiano, that it rescued from extinction.
The Lyrarakis Psarades Vineyard Dafni is one of the most unique white wines you will ever taste. There are only 10 hectares of this fragrant grape variety in existence, thanks largely to producers like Lyrarakis who worked hard to bring it back from the brink of extinction. Amazing herbal aromas of pure laurel. Wonderful food wine, super distinctive.