The main grape variety grown in Santorini is Assyrtiko, an indigenous white variety, one of the noblest in the Mediterranean area. Assyrtiko is a multi-talented grape variety that can give many different products.
Assyrtiko covers about 80% of the total area of Santorini’s vineyard. Assyrtiko and the other two major white varieties of the vineyard, Athiri and Aidani, produce the Appellation of Origin of Superior Quality for white wine in Santorini (P.D.O).
The winery has a capacity to accommodate annually about 1600 tons of grapes. The opening of the winery in 1989 brought a new revolutionary era in Santorinian Winery. Pioneer of its time, the winery established, for the first time, a number of modern vinification methods, such as stainless steel tanks, pneumatic presses, oak barrels and temperature control vats.
At the same time, the local farmers income grew vertically (due to increased demand), while the company continuously detects new processes and products through investments in a number of research projects related to the vine and wine.
Boutari winery was the catalyst for the continued cultivation of vines in the island. Santorini today owes a lot to Boutari family for its wine which is famous around the world.
Winery services in Boutari Santorini:
-Light plates of local cuisine
-Exhibition & boutique wine shop
Boutari Santorini Winery is located next to Megalochori traditional village in Santorini. Follow the main road that connects Fira, the island’s capital, to Perissa /Akrotiri /Red beach. After Megalochori village you will see the Boutari winery sign, just on the main road! Open days: Monday to Sunday.
Please call at (+30) 22860 81011 since opening schedule may vary during season.
Produces the wines: kalisti, selladia, nychteri, vinsanto,abeliastos,kouloura rose,kouloura red,kalisti reserve, santorini Use the grapes: asyrtiko,aidani,aidani,mantilaria,mavrathiro,mavrotragano.