Mediterra winery is located in the village Kounavi near the city of Heraklion in Crete. The name of the village is a vestige of the ancient wine-making tradition in the area ("kanaves" is the name for the historic wine presses in the island) The winery is equipped with modern winemaking facilities and it also includes underground wine cellars with capacity of over 500 oak barrels (300lt) and barriques (225lt). The Mediterra company consists of two distinct brands: The Mediterra label wines, which include among others the limited release red Pyrorago, the Anassa white (Vilana & Sauv. Blanc blend aged sur “lies” in French oak barriques). The Creta Olympias label offers classic Greek varietals, as well dessert wines like Mavrodaphne, Muscat of Samos and Muscat of Patras. The wines are available in over 20 countries all over the world and have earned numerous medals in in international wine competitions. The company exploits the untapped potential of indigenous grape in Crete (Vilana, Thrapsathiri, Kotsifali, Mandilari) as mon-varietal bottlings and in blends with international varieties (Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Cab. Sauvignon).