Volcan Wines in Santorini
Volcan Wines is a modern winery that belongs to the Koutsogiannopoulos family. The history of Koutsogiannopoulos Winery goes back a few centuries, when the forefathers of the family arrived from Sparta to Syros, where they began their business by selling oil. Eventually they settled in Santorini and began to produce wine after they realized the tremendous potential of the island in producing superior quality wines. Within just two decades they had established a strong viticultural presence on Santorini, and they even built their own ship to export their wines to Russia.
The whole story of Koutsogiannopoulos Winery, starting from 1660 to present, unfolds in their underground winery, and visitors can take a guided tour of the canava- museum to learn about this ancient winery that has been in the family for generations. A multimedia show in 9 languages presents the history of the winery from the 17th century to present. Traditional methods of cultivation using coils are still employed here. Guided tours of the winery are offered to visitors from the beginning of April until the end of October. To get to the winery, go to Vothonas and then take the road that leads to Kamari.