"Koutsogiannopolous!" Wine Tasting Tip by johngayton

Wine Tasting, Santorini Island: 22 reviews and 40 photos

  Naff Nodding Donkey...
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  • Naff Nodding Donkey... - Santorini Island
      Naff Nodding Donkey...
    by johngayton
  • ...good wine tho' - Santorini Island
      ...good wine tho'
    by johngayton

Our first port of call (at about 11 am!!) and my first experience of Santorini wines. Here at Koutsogiannopolous they not only make the wine but also have an underground wine museum with its history bits (HIC! Can't remember much about that bit, but by all accounts there was some deal with the Russians who would exchange the wine in goatskins for wood to make barrels with and so facilitate the trade - I do remember something about 11,000 litre barrels tho' - but as I pointed out that's only a 2 week supply!

The museum itself is a bit on the naff side with its nodding donkeys etc but my first taste of the Lava White certainly awoke the taste buds - first pressing and natural fermentation, certainly cleansed the palate - Jill certainly enjoyed her 6 (YEP SIX!!) glasses. A couple of other decent wines and at 2.50 euros for 3 tasters including the museum tour is well worth a visit - go earlyish on a Sunday morning.

Address: Main road to Kamari Beach
Directions: Ach, there's not that many roads and so should be easy to find! It might even be signposted but probably spelt differently!!

Website is general info - click on wineries:

Phone: 22860 31322
Website: http://www.santorini.net

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 17, 2007
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