I visited Venetsanos winery in May 2019, as a guest of the General Manager, Petros Vamvakousis.
Venetsanos has a very interesting story, as winery built by the Venetsanos brothers in 1947, it was, at the time a very innovative winery. Santorini back then had no electricity, so the idea of placing a winery high up on the cliffs above the port, was to vinify the wine then pipe it down to the port, using gravity, in order for it to be shipped to the mainland.
In the mid 60’s the winery closed as the country’s economic situation had worsened.
The new winery opened in 2014, using the historic building as a visitor centre, museum and a stunning bar with many terraces, overlooking the caldera, with its stunning sunsets.
The new range of Venetsanos wines are characterised by freshness, elegance and with respect to old tradition, are still innovative and appealing to the modern market. I love the label designs too!
I hope you enjoy listening to this interview, on the highest terrace of the winery, hence the wind (apologies).