Santorini, one of the islands in the Cyclades group, formerly known as Kallisti,
is a volcanic island whose porous ground and unique appearance were created
by a series of volcanic eruptions many hundreds of thousands of years ago. The
most striking feature of the island’s vineyards is the way the vines are cut
back into a shape resembling a basket, a technique developed by the local vine-growers
to protect the fruit from the unique meteorological conditions prevailing on
the island. The main local varieties of grape are the Asyrtiko, the Athiri and
the Aidani, from which Boutari produces its lively white wines, as well as the
famous sweet red Visanto Boutari.
The Boutari company was the first to open its winery to the public, in 1988.
The goal was to draw attention to a unique wine-producing region of Greece.
The winery has the capacity to produce 1,100,000 litres each year and has 190
oak barrels in which the wine is left to mature. The Boutari winery in Santorini
plays an important role in the viticultural, socio-economic and cultural development
of the region. The company’s expertise, in combination with the experience,
hard work and enthusiasm of the local vine-growers, has yielded unparalleled
results, promoting the old, established varieties of grape and experimenting
successfully with the planting of new foreign and Greek varieties. The Boutari
winery in Santorini produces the following wines: Domaine Selladia, Asyrtiko,
Santorini, Kallisti, Nychteri and Visanto.
The Boutari Winery in Santorini is open to the public. Visitors are offered:
Guided tours of the production facilities conducted in Greek, English, German,French
A tour of the cellars
A tour of the Selladia Estate vineyards An audio-visual presentation on the
history of winemaking in Santorini Wine-tasting
A Reception room for 80 persons for special events
The opportunity to purchase current and older vintages of Boutari wines
The opportunity to purchase wine related books and accessories
The island has a lot of archeological sites that are worth visiting. Visitors
have the opportunity to combine their visit to the winery with trips to local
archaeological and historic sites as well as to the island’s beautiful beaches.
If you are interested in visiting the Boutari Winery in Santorini please do
not hesitate to contact us