Santo Wines in Santorini
The Santo Winery, which opened in 1992, is located in Pyrgos and enjoys spectacular views of the caldera and the Mediterranean Sea. A highly modernized winery where technological advancement is in total harmony with traditional methods, the Santo Winery is built on five different levels in keeping with the environment and the layout of the vineyards that are also cultivated at varying ground levels, often called as the "pezoules". This greatly saves on energy as the must is transferred by gravity alone without the need for pumps or other machines.
The winery opened as Santowines Oenotourism Center in 1992, and ever since, it receives over 80.000 visitors from around the world every year. A guided tour shows visitors the process of vinification and aging of wines, and there is a wine bar at Santo Winery, where visitors can taste the special wines that have received awards for its superior quality and taste. Among the Santo produce are a wide selection of dry whites: Santorini Assyrtiko and Santorini Nykteri, a dry white wine. At the wine showroom, visitors are shown a documentary film that traces the history of Santorini wines to the present.
The charming terrace with magnificent views can host weddings and private parties, and there is also a main room with a capacity of over 120 people for hosting seminars or other special events. An assortment of Vinsanto, the sweet dessert wine, is also produced here and includes a liqueur version, Vin De Liqueur.