Our winery is situated on a beach, on the east side of the island, between Kamari and Monolithos settlements. This industrial stone building used to be a tomato factory, built in the beginning of the 1900s. Here, local cherry tomatoes were made into an aromatic tomato puree until the 1970s when the factory was closed along with the other thirteen tomato factories of the island…all victims of a more competitive economy.
With great joy we have renovated this rare, charming building, giving it new life as a winery. For GAIA, it has been an honour to preserve a piece of our heritage through reclamation of this architectural example of industrialization.
Today, the high-tech equipment and the cutting edge facilities of our winery guarantee contemporary winemaking and ideal conditions for high quality production. THALASSITIS, THALASSITIS OAK FERMENTED and ASSYRTIKO by GAIA - Wild Ferment are the products of this unique winery….ex-tomato factory.
At the same time, in a discrete out-of-the-way vault, we have set up a small oxidization area where we are delighted to produce our rare, sweet, aromatic Assyrtiko vinegar. Small quantities (around 1,500 litres) are bottled annually after five years of ageing in oak barrels in our special cellars.
The winery is open to visitors daily from May to October.
Gaia Santorini Winery
Exo Gonia, 847 00 Santorini , GR
Τ. +30 22860 34186