Explore the Producers story
The idea of creation
The Dinapoja workshop initially began, as a hobby. Friends and neighbors willingly offered the fruits from their gardens. Around the Cretan gullies and mountains, nature widely offers aromatic herbs available for processing. This wide variety of fresh ingredients was quite favorable for processing. As a result, an ambition was born. To create products which were never offered in the market before. The processing of Dinapoja products is based on the mild use of natural and biological materials and not on the use of artificial colors. They are processed in a traditional and handmade method, combining old recipes, as well as foreign ones, all mixed up in a unique personal way. From the careful
selection of fresh local flowers and herbs, till packing, the workshop shows full commitment to top quality. The perfect materials and their handmade processing, guarantee top quality and a special aftertaste experience. The whole processing is performed in an extremely mild way, without colorings, chemicals and conservatives whatsoever. The fresh fruits, flowers and herbs with their intense aromas and flavors, make each product a challenge for new culinary discoveries, which enhance everyday life.
The herbs and fruit are picked one by one from the Asterousia Mountains and from organic farms, because we appraise the quality of the final product from its natural ingredients and its production process. The natural ingredients are cleaned, washed and then submerged in tsikoudia, in stainless tanks. The fruit remain in tsikoudia for several weeks and alcohol captures the essences, the color and the aroma of the natural ingredient. The addition of the syrup follows for the proper composition of the liqueur to be achieved. The quantity of the sugar is something about which we are careful about, because even though it is one of the major energy agents, it can veil the rich flavors of the fruit. The liqueur remains for many months in stainless tanks, to let the aromas and flavors to marry. After distilling, the liqueur is bottled.
Syrup & sugar production
Natural syrups and flavored sugar are produced in a natural, traditional, handmade way. They are a combination of old traditional recipes and recipes from other cultures, combined with personal creativity. The careful choice of fresh, locally grown flowers and herbs, natural ingredients of prime quality and handmade production, guarantee top quality and an exceptional tasting experience. The processing of the flowers and herbs is gentle, with no colorings, chemicals and preservatives. The fresh blossoms and herbs offer their magnificent aromas. For the conservation of syrup, we use sugar in combination with the natural thermal method.