The Zoumberaki Family has been, for many decades, writing its oenological history in Kali Sykia (Rethymno), with the taste of tradition and the fragrances of nature.
Today, the Zoumberaki Winery operates from facilities with a surface area of 1,000 sq.m. and is a model unit for Crete, with modern infrastructure, cutting-edge machinery and advanced production and bottling facilities. It is audited and certified (in accordance with the ISO 22000 standard) by the DIO company (Certification & Inspection Organisation of Organic Products) and complies fully with the international food safety standard.
The winery’s aging area has a 250 barrel capacity. Here, time stops for as long as it takes for our wines to acquire their unique flavor and intoxicating aromas. Aging takes place in oak barrels, under humidity and temperature conditions that are controlled 24/7 by the most advanced machinery.
According to the experts, Crete is considered to be the best winegrowing area in the world. Our vineyards are situated in a uniquely beautiful corner of Crete: in the southwest of the Prefecture of Rethymno, at Kali Sykia, on the slopes of Kryoneritis.
Our organic vineyards are scattered on the mountain’s slopes, at the ideal altitude for viticulture: 600 - 800 meters above sea level. We employed very strict criteria in choosing this location. What convinced us was the perfect microclimate (temperature, wind, quality and availability of water) for organic viticulture. Our vineyards are planted on the ideal soil - containing dry shale - which creates the perfect conditions for high-yield organic farming.
They cover an area of 100,000 sq.m. and are exclusively organic. All stages of cultivation and winemaking, from the sowing of the varieties and the movement of agricultural machinery to bottling and labelling the final product are certified according to the strictest criteria.
(Certification & Inspection Organisation of Organic Products).
At the Zoumberaki Winery, the quality of products meets the highest standards and, thanks to the vertical integration of production and rigorous controls, is guaranteed through all stages of winemaking, from the production of the raw materials all the way to their preparation, packaging and placement of the market.
Quality control is performed under the strict monitoring and supervision of the internationally recognized organization DIO, which, since 1993, has been a leader in the organic product sector and synonymous with reliability and the highest quality. The System for the Organic Certification of the Zoumberaki wine products is awarded by the Organization DIO and then audited by a multi-member Certification Council, with the participation of scientists from all disciplines with extensive knowledge and experience in organic farming. The DIO seal is a guarantee for consumers and the symbol of a certification that is 100% valid and transparent!
Export – Goals
The products of the Zoumberaki Winery are consistently chosen by wine connoisseurs around Greece, while they also act as ambassadors of the best wines our country can offer abroad, consolidating their place on foreign markets.
In the recent past, we have been successfully exporting our wines to demanding and very competitive markets, like England, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Cyprus.
As a first step, the Zoumberaki Family will soon be exporting its excellent tsikoudia to the USA, while we have already laid the groundwork for the placement of our products in other demanding markets seeking authentic Greek products to counter standardization and meet the demand for prized flavors..
With the view of conquering foreign markets and the expansion of export activities, Zoumberaki wines and wine products participate regularly in the most prestigious food and beverage fairs abroad, e.g. in Japan, Nuremberg, etc.
And the journey continues, with the same wish... To your good health!
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