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SANTORINI

SANTORINI

SANTORINI WINERY

Megalochori, A.C. 84700 Santorini Tel: +3022860 81011, 81607 Fax: +30 22860 81606 email: santorini.winery@boutari.gr 
Open to visitor: Monday-Saturday 10:00-18:00.  
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The Boutari Winery in Santorini, with its characteristic white dome, started its operation in 1989, and has played a leading role in the viticultural development of the island. Open to the public it offers to visitors an exclusive tour with wine tasting of the wines of Santorini paired with local dishes, making the visit a truly unforgettable experience.

The winery is situated in Megalochori, near Akrotiri. The signs and testimonies of winemaking date back to the prehistoric era of the island, before the volcanic eruption around 1.500 B.C.

In the mid-1980s, the Boutari family began its experimentation and devoted itself to the Santorini vineyard. There, the insightful eye of an experienced Greek winemaker identified an important wine-growing zone with great potential and high-quality wine production prospects.

Its primary objective was to establish the qualitative standars for the production of the PDO Santorini and to apply vinification techniques previously unknown to the area.

varieties & terroir

The privately owned Selladia vineyard with an area of ​​approximately 60 acres, was planted for the first time in 1992 and was fully completed two years later. The location of the estate is in the south, on the "warm" side of the island. The sparsely planted estate consists of about 250 plants per acre. The prevailing microclimate conditions are distinctive. The altitude begins at 105 and reaches 140 meters. Temperatures are lower than those in the surrounding Cycladic islands, rainfall is rare, and winds reach very high speeds. That's why the plants are pruned low in the shape of a basket. The grapes are placed in the middle and protected from strong winds. Dense night fog supplies them with moisture that they absorb and retain. The soil is sandy, of volcanic nature, and covered with scoria, lava and pumice stone. These uncommon conditions have lead to a small amount of production, premature maturation and a healthy state for the grapes. The varieties selected were mainly the local white ones, such as Asyrtiko, Athiri and Aidani, and some others that have been experimentally cultivated.

LIVE THE EXPERIENCE

Apart from offering guided tour of the winery and  the vineyard, visitors have the opportunity to indulge in the unique wine tasting of Santorini wines and at the same time savor other varieties and styles of wines from important wine making regions that the Boutari family operates.

Meet the Santorini winery here: http://www.boutariwinerysantorini.gr 

 

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