The Alexakis family is one of the most important wine ambassadors in Crete and one of the oldest privately owned wineries on the island. Founded in the early 70’s by enologist and chemical engineer Stelios Alexakis and his wife Sofia in Heraklion, Crete. Today Alexakis is managed by their two sons, Lazaros and Apostolos, both enologists, with degrees from the Universities of Florence, Italy and Fresno, California. For decades it has invested in long-term relationships with most of the vine growers on the island. The result is high quality wines that truly represent the terroir of Crete.The Alexakis wines draw on a deep understanding of the local vineyards (varieties, soil, local weather conditions and viticulture). Long years of collaboration have allowed the company to choose the most suitable vineyards and the best growers to produce some of the highest quality wines in Crete.