Idaia Winery

'Idaia' is the first name of ancient Crete. This was the name of the mother of the ten Kouretes. Her husband Zeus, was the king of Crete. Zeus wanted to honour his wife, therefore he named the whole island 'Idaia'. 

The company's trademark is the daisy (Rodakas) with eight leaves which comes from the Faistos plate. 

Idaia winery is located in Venerato, a charming village in the heart of the vineyards at the Malevizi district, part of the appellation 'Dafnes'.

Venerato, situated in one of the lowest hills of Psiloritis mountain, as well as all the Malevizi region, was renowned for its famous sweet wines. 

During the Venetian rule times these famous wines were given the name Malvazia. They were exported, with ships that left from the Herakleion port, throughout the Mediterranean Sea.

This area is rich in ancient and Roman winepresses, indicative of the strong presence of wine production in this area, since Minoan era until today.

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