Santorini is a unique internationally recognized region with a special ecosystem for the cultivation of vines. The volcanic, porous soil, the long hours of sunshine, the lack of rainfalls throughout the year, the sea mist and the strong winds during summer, the traditional “kouloura” (basket shape) training system, the 3.000 years old in combination with one of the noblest white grape varieties in the Mediterranean, the indigenous Assyrtiko, create rare, precious and unique wines
Our winery is situated on a beach, on the east side of the island, between Kamari and Monolithos settlements. This industrial stone building used to be a tomato factory, built in the beginning of the 1900s. Here, local cherry tomatoes were made into an aromatic tomato purée until the 1970s.
With great joy we have renovated this rare, charming building, giving it new life as a winery. For GAIA, it has been an honor to preserve a piece of our heritage through reclamation of this architectural example of industrialization.
Today, the high-tech equipment and the cutting edge facilities of our winery guarantee contemporary winemaking and ideal conditions for high quality production.
At the same time, in a discrete out-of-the-way vault, we have set up a small oxidization area where we are delighted to produce our rare, sweet, aromatic Assyrtiko vinegar. Small quantities (around 1,500 liters) are bottled annually after five years of ageing in oak barrels in our special cellars.
The winery is open to visitors daily from early in April to the end of October.
(except Greek easter day)
Gaia Santorini Winery
Exo Gonia, 847 00 Santorini , GR
Τ. +30 22860 34186