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497d2-DSC_3065.jpgThe relationship of the Titaki family with wine

Titakis family began its occupation with wine production in the early 1950s and now has passed into the third generation.

The first winery was operated by the grandfather Titos Titakis in the village of Kalloni, in the prefecture of Heraklion, the birthplace of the family, where he produced the first small quantities of bulk wine. Titos was a particularly restless spirit with a mind for business. He made his first trading steps beyond the narrow boundaries of his region, reaching Elounda and Spinalonga.

In 1975, his son Nikolaos Titakis took over the winery along with his brother Manolis and since then, they continue the production following the model their father set. In addition, they now have established collaborations with winemaking companies all over Greece.

In 1995, Nikolaos Titakis inherited a new building complex of a winemaking unit in the nearby village of Kounavi, and so the wine production is transferred to the newly acquired facilities.

Today the leading mind and the soul of one of the largest private winery in Crete under the name N.TITAKIS SA, is the grandson and namesake of the founder, Titos Titakis.

With his sister, Maria Titaki, a graduate of the Athens School of Philosophy, and Oenologist, began the systematic bottling of local wines in a glass bottle in 2005, aiming at the production of limited but better quality labels. Then, the family-owned private vineyard started to be organized, which included cultivations of Vilana, Merlot and Chardonnay varieties in the area of Pretoria on the northern side of the Messara basin.