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.
Boutari Selladia-Santorini Dry White WineSANTORINI Boutari is a wine that not only promoted the vineyards of Santorini to the world, but also one of the most noble of Greek vitis vinifera varieties of the Mediterranean, Αssyrtiko. A wine with a particular metallic tinge that fully expresses the character of this variety.Classic white vinification.Yellow-white colour, with aromas of exotic and citrus fruits, green apple, peach and grapefruit. A refined wine, zesty, with an intense metallic character, a rich body, wonderfully balanced taste and a long and strong aromatic aftertaste.Combined perfectly with seafood and fish. Can also be served with chicken and white meats. Served at 10-12°C.
Boutari Kalisti Reserve Dry White WineΚΑLLISTI RESERVE Variety 100% Αssyrtiko, PDO Santorini, White, dry is the top-ranking version of the Αssyrtiko variety in a barrel, new vinification methods were applied, in yet another pioneering effort. The result is a magnificent aged white with a complex character.. Classic white vinification, 7 months in oak barrels (3-7 months in bottle) Brilliant yellow colour, complex ageing aromas (wood, hazelnut, smoke and vanilla), that blend harmoniously with the fruity aromas of this variety (apple and peach). Rich, fatty, round, with an excellent structure, a metal tinge and an intense aromatic aftertaste. Shellfish, cooked fish and high in fat cheeses. Served at 10-12°C.
Boutari Nycteri Dry White WineNychteri is the traditional barrel aged type of wine on Santorini island,with full boody and rich taste. White, dry, PDO Santorini, 100% Assyrtiko The grapes are left on the vines to overmature as production of Nychteri requires very mature grapes. Usually they are left until potential alcohol strength exceeds 13.8%Only few bottles are produced each year (1500-2000 bottles). 5 - 7 months in oak barrels Bright golden-yellow colour and a very rich aroma of ripe fruit such as peach apricot and dry fig while yeast-type aromas of fresh bread add complexity to the nose. On the mouth it appears very fresh with high acidity which balances the high alcohol level. It has a long and lasting finish on the palate characterized by lemon, honey and butter aftertaste. Mildly spiced dishes, sea food and grilled fish. Served at 10-12°C.
Boutari Santorini Dry White WineSantorini Boutari has a bright yellow color, a beautiful nose with flower aromas of lemon tree and jasmine and a well-structured palate with aromas of exotic and citrus fruits. It is a zesty refined wine with a perceived saltiness, an intense mineral body and a high acidity that gives a splendid finish. It pairs perfectly with fresh grilled fish with olive-oil lemon and thyme, fresh or steamed oysters, shrimps with lemon dressing, pasta with seafood or oysters, Greek salad, salads with sauce vinaigrette, cheeses with mild acidity such as feta or goat cheese. Enjoy it chilled at 10-12°C.