Gavalas Winery, one of the oldest wineries on the island of Santorini, situated at the traditional village of Megalochori.
Using indigenous Santorini varieties, the Gavalas family has been exclusively engaged in winemaking since the end of the 19th century.
The Gavalas Winery is a model wine facility operating in the PDO Santorini zone. It now spans over two hectares of vineyard, cultivating Santorini PDO native varieties Assyrtiko, Athiri, Aidani, and several rare local varieties: Katsano, Gaidouria, Mavrotragano, Voudomato.
The winery is equipped with modern machinery and has a capacity of 150 tons of wine.
After your visit, we are certain that you will become a devotee of the wines of Santorini, and especially of the Gavala winery.
TOUR DESCRIPTION AND TASTING
Visitors receive a brief presentation of Santorini’s wines, and then choose the tasting they wish to have from a variety of tasting programs in two outdoor spaces: a courtyard and a terrace. The tasting session lasts about 30 to 40 minutes. Visitors will then tour the premises starting from the traditional part of the winery (the old wine cellar and wine press) and then continue to the modern tanks, the bottling line, and the winepress. During the tour, guests are introduced to the history of winemaking on Santorini and its unique local characteristics.
Purchases can be made at the winery’s shop.