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Wine Museum description and photos - Greece: Santorini Island (Thira). Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Wine Museum.
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On the island of Santorini, near the resort town of Kamari, there is an interesting Wine Museum. Grapes have long been considered the most important agricultural crop of Santorini. Archaeological excavations near Akrotiri have shown that grapes were grown on the island as early as 3,500 years ago. The specific soil of volcanic origin and the hot dry climate create ideal conditions for obtaining high-quality raw materials.
The Wine Museum is located on the territory of a private winery, which was created back in 1870 by brothers Grigorios and Dimitris Kutzogiannopoulos. The museum is located in an underground natural cave, which is located at a depth of about 8 m, while its length is about 300 m. This is the only museum of this kind in Greece. It took 21 years to create the museum. The project was fully funded by the Kutzogiannopoulos family.
The museum's exposition introduces visitors to the history of wine production and the life of winemakers on the island since the 1600s. All stages of wine preparation in chronological order and the whole range of equipment used are well covered in the museum. Today wine production takes place using the latest technology, but museum visitors will take a short excursion into the past and get acquainted with old production technologies. The museum exhibits include an old wine press dating back to 1660. The tour is also accompanied by an automatic audio guide available in 14 languages (including Russian) and various sound effects. At the end of an exciting excursion, you can taste the four best wines of the factory.
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