First Cretan sustainable wines produced
In the joint project by TUI Care Foundation and Futouris, last year’s harvest produced the first eight types of sustainable wines from indigenous Cretan varieties. This summer, holidaymakers will be able to experience a variety of those local grapes at their hotels.
With the production of the first sustainable wines a big milestone has been achieved. Seven hotels supporting the initiative will be offering these wines to their customers at the beginning of the 2018 summer season. Among them are the TUI Magic Life Club Candia Maris and the TUI Sensatori Resort Crete by Atlantica. Guests can experience some authentic local flavour, help to preserve the destination’s identity, and strengthen the local economy.
The local winery Lyrarakis Wines is currently distributing this selection of sustainable wines, which include the varieties of: Thrapsathiri Armi, Vilana Pirovolikes, Vidiano Ippodromos, Mandilari Plakoura, Plyto Psarades, Dafni Psarades, Kotsifali PGI and Vilana PGI.
In this project local farmers are brought to a better understanding of sustainable management methods and are connected with local tourism professionals. The link will be used to identify and exploit synergies between food producers and holiday makers.