Family vineyards, tradition, innovation and above all love for the area and for fine wine. Among the beast wineries of the Aegean, the scent of grapes is blended with the marine aura and all one can do is indulge in the experience.
Manalis Winery, Sikinos
Found on the North West side of the island, about 2,5 km from the main Chora Town and has a stunning view of the surrounding islands. In the vineyard you will dins Cycladitic varieties and wine is produced using traditional means. What makes this winery stand out is the fact that the premises work with renewable energy resources! You can schedule a visit to the winery, try wine tasting along with traditional homemade meze, while you can organize any type of event with a view of the lovely island sunset.
Santo Wines, Santorini
The multi awarded Santo Wine is found as far as Sweden and Canada and is blessed by nature, the soil and the unique volcano view. The Union of Santorini Cooperatives was established in 1947 in order to protect the agricultural products of Santorini. It is the largest wine producer on the island and its members include the whole of the islands producers from which 1000 are active. The latest winery was built in 1992 and it is spread in three levels. Visitors have the opportunity to enjoy enjoy a tour of the premises and wine tasting with a view of the glorious sunset.
Gaia Winery, Santorini
A former tomato factory was renovated and turned into the most industrial winery of the island. There are three special wines that surprise in taste. Gaia Winery was established in 1994 and created two wineries, each at the most emblematic wine production area of Greece, Nemea and Santorini. The winery is situated on the east side of the island, on the beach and is hosted in an exquisite stone built house of the previous century. It is open for visitation from May til October. Visiting the winery includes wine tasting of all the wines from Santorini and Nemea and visitation to the rooms of wine production as well as to the small vinegar production line.
Argirou Estate, Santorini
A century of history, four generations of wine makers and ranking among the 100 best wineries of the world is what characterizes the Estate Argirou. The winery was created in 1903 by George Argiros, at Episkopo Gonia Thiras. He followed the traditional method of making wine targeting on making the most of the grapes growing in his land, as the wine was destined for the local market. Today the family tradition lives on through the 4th generation of wine makers. This is a family business counting 4 generations.
EOSS Samou, Samos
The Union OF Vinicultural Coopertives Of Samos (EOSS), was established in 1934 with the contibution of 25 local unions of the island, representing the whole of the vine producers. Since then EOSS collects the local grapes and is in charge of wine production that takes place at two wineries, on in Malagari and one in Karlovasi. From then one the produced wine is bottled and distributed in Greece as well as the global market. Exports are very important and cover the 80% of the annual production, which is about 7.000 tons of wine, while France alone imports 60% of the island’s entire production. Each of the wineries has an interesting history behind it. At the Malagar winery you will also find the Samos Wine Museum which opened its doors to the public in 2005 and hosts great exhibits concerning the wine history of the island.
Triantafilopoulou Wineyards, Kos
The modern family winery is situated at the historical vineyard area of Asfendios at the foot of mount Dikeos. It is surrounded by vineyards and it has modern areas for receiving grapes, up to date presses and well preserved cellars. At the visitors center, one will enjoy wine tasting with a view of the vineyards and the Aegean.