Vassaltis Vineyards Winery in Vourvoulos, Santorini

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Updated: May 6, 2020

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Table set for wine tasting, with a view of the distant sea

A relatively new winery on the Santorini scene (opened in 2016), Vassaltis Vineyards is modern and laid back, with views of the water – but not the caldera. It is owned by the family that owns the luxury boutique hotel, The Vasilicos, in Imerovigli. Open daily from April to October, Vassaltis specializes in the indigenous white grape varieties of assyrtiko, aidani, arthiri; and the red grapes of mavrotragano and mandilaria. There is a range of tasting options, depending on whether you prefer a food pairing or a winery tour. Daily tours are led at 3pm. Reservations are highly recommended, but drop-ins will be accommodated; email or phone ahead to book. There is a great restaurant on site, serving excellent seafood, vegetarian, and meat options, as well as traditional Greek menu items. Private car or taxi is the recommended way to arrive at Vassaltis Vineyards, as there are few buses that travel through Vourvoulos per day. Parking is available on site.

Vassaltis Vineyards Santorini Hours and Information

  • Season: Open April to October
  • Hours: 11am to 8pm daily. Reservations are not necessary, but are recommended.
  • Website: www.thevasilicos.com/vassaltis-vineyards
  • Location: Vourvoulos, Santorini
  • Telephone: +30 2286 022211
  • Restaurant: Onsite restaurant, serving a traditional Greek menu that’s heavy on seafood but also includes plenty of vegetarian and some meat options.
  • View: Distant sea (but not caldera) views.
  • Tours & Tastings: Three options. 3 wines and a tour, €20/person; 3 wines and an amuse-bouche (Greek tapas), no tour, €15/person; 5 wines and amuse-bouche, no tour, €25/person. Tours are daily at 3pm.
  • Parking: Parking is available onsite.
  • Bus: Bus is not recommended for visiting Vassaltis Vineyards, as there are few buses daily that pass through the area.

Vassaltis Vineyards Santorini

Exterior sign of Vassaltis Vineyards Winery in Santorini

Vassaltis Vineyards is one of Santorini’s newer wineries, located near the village of Vourvoulos.

Stone doorway of Vassaltis Winery

The vibe of Vassaltis is clean and modern, with a nod to traditional Cycladic architecture.

Wine tasting room with high ceiling, modern furniture, and accordion doors that open to the outside

Vassaltis features a unique indoor/outdoor tasting room. The design is spare and relaxed.

Viewing platform that overlooks the winery operation

Inside, there is a viewing platform, from which guests can overlook the winery’s operation.

Outdoor tables at a winery, with views out to the sea

Outside, there are beautiful views across the countryside to the Aegean Sea.

Covered patio area

The outdoor seating area at Vassaltis is well shaded to provide protection from the sun on hot days.

Accordion-style doors, open to an outdoor patio

Accordion-style doors can be closed to protect the indoor tasting room on colder or rainy days.

Display of wines, arranged on a tasting room table

Vassaltis’ wines are created using the indigenous white grape varieties of assyrtiko, aidani, arthiri; and the red grapes of mavrotragano and mandilaria. There is a range of tasting options, depending on whether you prefer a food pairing or a winery tour. Daily tours are led at 3pm.

Barrel room at a winery

This is the winery’s barrel room.

Shop selling merchandise at a winery

All wines, as well as other merchandise, can be purchased at the winery shop to take home.

The exterior of Vassaltis winery in Santorini

Vassaltis Vineyards is located just east of Vourvoulos village, near the new road that runs along the east side of the island. As there are few buses that pass the village daily, accessing the winery by bus is not recommended.

parking area at Vassaltis Winery

There is a small parking area next to the winery.

Road sign indicating the way to Vourvoulos beach

Vassaltis Winery is also just a 5-minute drive from Vourvoulos Beach and To Limanaki beachfront taverna.

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