• is a Pancretan Cultural Event on Wine and has its headquarters in Chania; it contains a wine exhibition, where all the legitimate wineries of Crete have the right to participate: both members of the 2 Wine Networks of Crete, as well as independent or small Cretan Wine Producers, having all equal opportunity
• was the First Organized Exhibition of Cretan Wine (2007)
• was the first contact and basis for the participation of Cretan Wineries in other Organized Wine Exhibitions.
Oinokritika created the following specifications in the field of wine:
a) led both consumers and professionals, in the field of wine, into the continuous search of high-quality wines from Crete
b) Oinokritika encouraged the Cretan wineries to adopt a more careful and high-specification viticulture, protecting, in that way, the quality of the productions from the primary sector.
c) Oinokritika created a link between the product, the region of production and the culture of each region, pointing out the importance of wine tourism
d) Oinokritika focused the interest of both the customers and the professional to the Cretan Varieties of wine, designating the term of “native varieties”
e) Oinokritika projected the relation between product and region of wine by using the term of “terroir” as a tool of explaining the uniqueness of each production
Additionally, Oinokritika expect to upgrade the knowledge in the field of Wine and Wine Production in the costumers and create a more bonded relation between the Wine producers, that in the near future will conclude in better conditions and techniques and will create a process both in production and in consumption of wine. For that reason, except from projecting the Cretan wines, Oinokritika invite one more Wine region of Greece to take part in the exhibition. In that way, producers from other wine networks are asked to cooperate and coexist in the same place for one and only reason: Create a progress in the field of Wine. In 2019, we are happy to announce that Santorini will be the invited wine region and Assyrtiko is going to be the hosted P.G.O. variety of Oinokritika .