2nd level: destemming machines
3rd level: main floor with pressing machines and wine tank entrances
4th level: Tank faucets. This level was 17 meters below the building’s terrace (1st level).
The winery’s location is also extraordinary. It lies on the braw of the cliff overlooking the whole Caldera gulf and nearby isles. It is just a magical view!
Moreover, this spot was ideal for transporting wine or must directly to Santorini’s port, Athinios, via a complex system of pipes installed at the edge of the cliff, thus facilitating exports all over Greece and other countries, such as Russia or Egypt and making Santorinian wines renowned all over the world.
Since 2014, the year the winery was re-opened, they try to revive the place and inform guests on the history of Venetsanos Winery and the modern wine-making techniques.
Guests have the possibility to taste the exceptional Venetsanos Wines- Santorini PDO, Nykteri PDO, Mandilaria PDO, Anagallis PGI, and Liastos PGI- created by a special oenologist, Ioanna Vamvakouri, and produced exclusively with grapes from their own vineyards, pointing out local variety characteristics.
Always with great respect to Yiorgos Venetsanos’ magnificent legacy.
Grape varieties: Assyrtico, Athiri, Aidani, Mandilaria.
April to October daily from 10:00 to 20:00.
May to September daily from 10:00 to 21:00
November to March 10:00 to 16:00 except Sundays
Access to our winery is possible by:
-Car or taxi: Venetsanos Winery is located in Megalochori Village, in the road that connects Fira to Perissa. It is located right after the turn for Athinios port just follow the designated ‘Wine Roads’ signs outside our Winery!
-Bus: Take the local bus from Fira to Perissa or Akrotiri. There is a bus stop few meters away of the winery’s main entrance.
Venetsanos Santorini Dry White WineSantorini Venetsanos Assyrtiko 100%. Single vineyard wine. Fermented in stainless steel tank. Bright yellow colour with green hints. Delicate, intense and complex aromas of pear, white flowers and citrus fruits. Dominant is the green bitter orange, with hints of mastic and fennel root. Rich mouth, oily, highly refreshing lemony acidity and characteristic saltiness. Enjoyable long aftertaste. Ideal companion for seafood, grilled vegetables, fish, pasta and fresh or salty cheeses. served 10-12C
Venetsanos Nykteri Dry White WineNykteri Venetsanos Assyrtiko 100 % - In the middle of the fermentation we put it to the barrel for 4 months. The barrels are all French with a capacity of 225 lt. Bright yellow colour with golden tones. Elegant aromas of lime and magnolias flowers. A sense of citrus jam and mastic that co-exist harmoniously with herbal aromas of thyme, sage and mineral hints. In the palate the body is full, oily and the acidity creates balance with strong and long aftertaste. The maturation in the barrel together with fine wine lees is detectable with the aromas of wood, roasted coffee and flowers. Ideal companion for oily fish, pasta with rich creamy sauces, ripe yellow cheese varieties and smoked eggplant dip.
Venetsanos Mandilaria Dry Red Wine