Venetsanos winery

Address: Fira, Santorini

Phone: (+30)22860 211-00

Formed Into Nature
 
Where The Sky Meets The Sea And The Earth Greets Life Force,
Where The Vines Bestow Their Fate To The Sun And The Soul Surrenders To The Senses,
Where The Wind Shapes The Cliffs And The Disobedient Mind Seeks For The Pure
And The Unexplored, Is Where Venetsanos Winery Is Formed, Into The Nature. 

Introduction

Venetsanos winery is located right above the port of Athinios, overlooking the magnificent caldera of Santorini.  The Venetsanos family has a very long tradition in producing wine. Originally was produced for the island and subsequently it was exported extensively, and particularly to countries such as Russia. It was built in 1947 by Venetsanos family and became the first industrial winery on the island. Its most distinguished feature is the structural design, which essentially used gravity, facilitating energy efficiency, at a time when access to electricity and other energy sources was very limited. The winery was built in an unconventional manner constructed from above and moving downwards. 

The Venetsanos winery, that can now be visited, is the culmination of this rich family tradition with the recently revamped buildings. The exceptional architectural structure is combined with the history of one of the most important wine producers in the Aegean. The winery is located in the most breathtaking location offering incredible vistas over the caldera and volcanic islands.

The winery today offers you the chance to walk through and discover the history and tradition as well as the new wine making techniques. You are able to take a detailed tour of the winery from our expert staff while also tasting some of our exceptional wines.

The Cafe
 
Venetsanos Café is situated on the top level, with amazing views to the caldera cliffs and the North of the island. It is an ideal location for relaxing and enjoying the exceptional beauty of Santorini, while trying a variety of coffees, drinks, our wines and assorted local snacks. Take a long walk through our ancient vineyard that surrounds the café and explore the unique local terroir with the basket shaped vines. 


Venetsanos Wines
Santorini Venetsanos 2014

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.

Nykteri Venetsanos 2014

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.
The presence of the barrel is noticeable mainly by the sense of vanilla.

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 lies  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.
 
Mandilaria Venetsanos 2014

Deep red colour – plumy red with violet hints.
The aromas are jammy strawberry, fig and sour cherry, fragrant roses, carnation flowers and vanilla.

First impression is rich with tannins.
It is a firm wine with high alcohol concentration.
In the aftertaste remains the fruit.

It is recommended to use a decanter.

Matches with pork cooked with prunes, varieties of fat cheeses, spicy cheeses and prosciutto. It is a good match with lobster pasta, fish with red sauce and wine. 
 
Weddings & Events

Venetsanos Winery has also been transformed in order to host the most exclusive events and weddings on the island of Santorini. There are two areas available for hiring:

The Main Hall (internal area) where the wine tours and wine tastings are taking place daily, until the sunset. The capacity of this area is up to 60 seated guests in round tables, 80 seated guests in theatre style (chairs only), or up to 46 seated guests in one long table. The Main Hall leads to a beautiful terrace (external area) with a palm tree, overlooking the caldera. The capacity of the Main Hall Terrace is up to 60 seated guests in round tables or 60 seated guests in theatre style (chairs only). The Main Hall is available for hiring from 19.00.
 
The Upper Terrace, which is a beautiful terrace of 250 sq.m, overlooking the caldera. An open air reception-dining area, to host your ceremony, standing reception, private dinner and other events. This area is accessible directly from our parking space and is available for hiring throughout the day. The maximum capacity of seated guests is 120 persons in round tables, 150 persons in a standing reception or 120 persons in theatre style (chairs only).