The history of the winery goes back to the 1952, when the grandfather, Artemis, was cultivating the vineyards in order to produce wine for his own family and later on, in order to sell it in the island and in the rest of Greece.
Artemis Karamolegos, the grandson who succeeded his grandfather and his father at the winery of Exo Gonia, is an energetic young man full of passion for his job. Since 2004 and until today, he managed to rapidly evolve the family business and move many steps ahead.
In 2004, there was a turn to a modern and of a high quality production winery with the creation of a bottled, labeled and of a good quality wine named “SANTORINI”.
The very first but most important step was to renew part of the old vineyards, to plant new ones and others to be planted with Assyrtiko and other rare Santorinian varieties such as Aidani and Mavrotragano.
That modern point of view in the vineyard, which is the most important part of the wine production process, resulted iin a multi awarded boutique Winery, one of the most dynamic in Greece. Tradition is combined with a modern point of view, expressing the pure Santorini volcanic character.
Being a “team player”, Artemis works with experienced and qualified specialists, such as the Oenologist Lefteris Anagnostou and the Deverlopment Director Dimitris Kekas.
Artemis Karamolegos Winery combines a great respect for Santorini’s winemaking traditions with a modern outlook and constant investment in our vineyards and in wine making equipment. This has made us one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing wineries in Santorini.
It has won many prestigious awards in both domestic and international competitions. One of the most significant is the Judges’ Selectionaward for our Santorini 2016 as best Greek white wine in the TEXSOM IWA 2017competition: It is the most important wine competition in the USA and one of the most important in the world!
The winery participates in major international exhibitions such as ProWein, distributes its wines all over Greece through Vinalia and also exports to major overseas markets such as the US, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Cyprus, Japan, Denmark, the Nederlands.
Artemis Karamolegos Winery traces its rootsback to 1952. It is inextricably linked to Santorini’s volcanic vineyards and winemaking tradition.
It manages its own private vineyards and also cooperating producers’ vineyards in Kamari, Messaria, Exo Gonia, Pyrgos, Megalochori and Akrotiri, and also buys grapes from local producers.
Guests can visit the Winery and observe the entire winemaking process including the tanks, the fermentation barrels, the impressive aging cellars and the traditional presses.
Wine tasting is held in the courtyard, with a specialized enologist who introduces each wine and informs visitors about the winemaking process and the technical characteristics.
Our Winery combines wine tasting with a meal or diner at the Aroma Avlis Food & Winerestaurant which is just next door.
Exo Gonia, Santorini 84700
Tel.: +30 22860 33395
Mob.: +30 6978 339 081