The Boutari winery is located on the road towards Faros, beyond Akrotiri, on the world-famous Aegean island of Santorini.
Evidence exists showing that viticulture on the island dates back to pre-historic times that predate the great volcanic eruption around 1600 BC.
The Boutari company became officially engaged with the Santorini vineyards in the 1980s. The vines of Santorini are among the few that have not been affected by the phylloxera grape disease.
Thanks to the insights of an experienced Greek winemaker, the Boutari company identified yet another important area for viticulture with great potential and significant prospects of producing high-quality wine. Its primary objective has been to establish and enforce all the quality requirements for the production of the Highest Quality Designation of Santorini (“VQPRD Santorini”) and to apply vinification techniques previously unknown to the place.
TOUR AND TASTING
The Boutari winery is open to the public and offers complimentary guided tours.
The tasting of a variety of Santorini wines, combined with local dishes and a tour of the island’s history, along with the recreation of a Santorini vineyard in a multi-media sound and image presentation is an unforgettable experience.
Boutari wines, books, and wine accessories are available for purchase in the winery’s retail store.