The wine museum of Santorini
The history of wine and the life of Santorinian’s winegrower from 17th to 20th century is presented with a special way at the unique underground Wine Museum in Greece, which is located at the area of Vothona, on the road to Kamari.
The museum is housed at the same spot with the Volcan Wines winery, in a building that combines traditional esthetics and functional infrastructure and it is under the care and supervising of its current owner, George Koutsogiannopoulos.
It is located 6 meters underground and it’s length is 300 meters. Along the way you can find recreations with moving and fixed models, presenting a vivid image of viticulture activity in Santorini, from 1660 to 1970. Furthermore, through an automated personal tour you will be given with clarity all the necessary information regarding the island’s wineries.
What you are going to see at the wine museum;
All the tools, vessels and machinery are authentic and extremely rare, due to the great importance that they had been given with the many years of usage from previous generations of the Koutsogiannopoulos family.
The wine production stages along with all the machinery are exhibited in chronological sequence. The pruning, the land cultivation, the grape harvest, the foot pressing and weighting of grapes. The rare exhibits of wine machines and tools will travel the guest back to time.
Along the length of the underground museum there is a wide variety of photographs and newspaper extracts of older times that refer to Santirini’s winemaking. You can also find old objects, such as tools that were used for constructing barrels and baskets and household vessels.
Some days, a sontorinian festival is organised at the winery’s ceremonial room, which includes a visit at the museum, local wines tasting, food, live music and dances.