‪Gavalas Winery‬

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‪Gavalas Winery‬
4.5
‪11:00 - 19:00‬
‪Monday‬
11:00 - 19:00
‪Tuesday‬
11:00 - 19:00
‪Wednesday‬
11:00 - 19:00
‪Thursday‬
11:00 - 19:00
‪Friday‬
11:00 - 19:00
‪Saturday‬
11:00 - 19:00
‪Sunday‬
11:00 - 19:00
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4.5
‪264 reviews‬
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Harald Gracholski
קלן, גרמניה‪6,642 contributions‬
‪The most authentic winery we visited in Santorini‬
אוק׳ 2020
‪We were lucky enough to encounter Gavalas winery as part of a wine tasting our that made stop at three wineries. Out of all of them we enjoyed Gavalas the most due to the authentic environment and family run service that we enjoyed while tasting their magnificent products. We were especially convinced by their classic Santorini Dry White Wine, which is bottled in very memorable blue bottles. We loved how the owners combined the beautiful old school cellar with modern elements, holding onto their proud past, while also keeping afoot with todays trends. Very worth the visit - if there is one winery you ought to visit, it may as well be Gavalas.‬
‪Written 12 באפריל 2021‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬

George T
‪1 contribution‬
‪An excellent winery with great guides and a story to tell.‬
זוגות • אוק׳ 2020
‪If you are in Santorini and after a great wine tasting experience, this is the place to go it will not disappoint! The choices are plentiful, and I am very glad I chose Gavalas Winery during my stay on the island.

Our visit was during the low season in October, and it was relatively easy to book a table here. We tried a few assyrtiko wines (blue bottle, naturally fermented, nychteri) a couple of rarer wines (a red - mavrotragano, and a white - katsano), and a sweet vinsento.

The wines were all excellent, and tasting was amplified by our guide, Spyros, who navigated us through the wine selection in a specific order, telling us the story behind each one with good detail. My personal favourite was the naturally fermented assyrtiko wine, which packs a punch over the mellower blue bottle, but has incredible depth and flavour.

The katsano wine is only produced by this winery and is a variety that is under extinction as it is not produced by any other wine makers and is definitely worth a try. The red is also surprisingly good and slightly peppery, with a deep flavour.

Give this place a go. It will not disappoint and enjoy the story of this winery as told by my friend Spyros!‬
‪Written 17 באוקטובר 2020‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬
Dear George, Thank you for your kind words! Looking forward to hosting you again in the furure. All the best.
‪Written 24 באוקטובר 2020‬
‪This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬

Tara V
לונדון, UK‪49 contributions‬
‪A lovely afternoon‬
ספט׳ 2020
‪We had a wonderful tour and tasting of the Explore Santorini wines here, with Spyro who was very informative, friendly and fun. The winery has a lovely family feel to it and we found that we actually preferred quite a number of the wines here when compared to other wineries on the island - so we ended up staying for an extra glass afterwards and bought a bottle to take home! We also had a delicious small platter of local cheese, meats, tomatoes etc. A lovely activity for a lazy afternoon!‬
‪Written 27 בספטמבר 2020‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬
Dear Tara, It was wonderful meeting such a lovely couple as you two. We are always at your disposal, should you decide to visit us some time again in the future. All the best, Spyro
‪Written 24 באוקטובר 2020‬
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Danae
‪2 contributions‬
‪Fantastic experience‬
זוגות • ספט׳ 2020
‪We had an amazing wine tasting and tried some fantastic wines! Thank you Spyros for guiding us through this whole experience! We definitely recommend it for everyone that visits Santorini!‬
‪Written 19 בספטמבר 2020‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬
Dear Danae, It was lovely having you both in the premises of our winery and we will be happy to host you again in the future. Stay safe until then! Warmest regards from Santorini, Spyro
‪Written 24 באוקטובר 2020‬
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Ella S
לונדון, UK‪20 contributions‬
‪Great holiday activity‬
זוגות • ספט׳ 2020
‪We thoroughly enjoyed all six ‘Explore Santorini’ wines we tried. A lovely afternoon activity and we enjoyed it so much we stayed for a few glasses of wine afterwards too! Looking forward to having the wine we bought away with us for a special occasion. Booking was easy and quick via email.‬
‪Written 5 בספטמבר 2020‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬

YKoutsolambro
פאפוס, קפריסין‪187 contributions‬
‪Do not miss the story behind the blue bottle‬
יולי 2020
‪An experience on its own. The place is not stunning by itself until you hear the story behind it. We arrived early before the guides were there and Mr Gavalas SR walked us through with a little help in translation. Numerous stories, real insight to the whole island, the vineyards, the grape, the evolution of the winery, passing the baton to the new generation, the story behind the famous blue bottle. Very nice wines complemented the impression. Do not miss the piazza of the village accessible through the winery for a nice aftertatste‬
‪Written 5 באוגוסט 2020‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬

phildelude
ברצלונה, ספרד‪53 contributions‬
‪If you are looking for winemaking tradition...‬
יולי 2020
‪We heard that Gavalas offered a great experience and it lived up to our expectations. This is a small, family run winery so the emphasis is on the wines and the hospitality, not fancy experiences. We chose the Premium wine tasting (30 per person), which was outstanding. The tasting included included wines from two varietals that are nearly extinct and only produced at Gavalas. One of those, Voudomato, was among the roses that I have enjoyed the most. From what I can tell, most of the other wineries on Santorini are using more French grapes where as Gavalas sticks almost exclusively to grapes that have a long history on Santorini.

We highly recommend accompanying the tasting with the food platter. Each food offered turned out to be the perfect match for one of the wines and we had a fun time figuring out which went with which. For example, Mavrotragano was nice as it is but amazing when accompanied by the spicy goat cheese. Do not miss Nykteri!!!‬
‪Written 26 ביולי 2020‬
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Dear Phildelude, We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit at our winery and the wine tasting of course! We hope to see you again in the future! Best regards, Vagelis Gavalas
‪Written 27 ביולי 2020‬
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SoCalOregonian
‪Murrieta‬, קליפורניה‪9,235 contributions‬
‪RUSTIC‬
דצמ׳ 2019
‪Located in a residential area of Megalochori this winery was by far the friendliest we visited while on the island. What they lack in an ocean view, they make up for in hospitality. Very friendly and invited us to look around.‬
‪Written 23 בדצמבר 2019‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬

Mike
הילטון הד, דרום קרוליינה‪192 contributions‬
‪A winery a few steps thru the village‬
אוק׳ 2019
‪We were staying in the village and were simply taking a walk and noticed a small sign point up a walk. We were glad to find a small winery, hear the history and enjoy a food tray with a nice bottle of wine.‬
‪Written 16 בנובמבר 2019‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬

FultonB2016
‪Schnecksville‬, פנסילווניה‪23 contributions‬
‪Perfect little winery‬
אוק׳ 2019
‪We stopped by Gavalas Winery in Megalochori after having their wine at dinner. It was a cozy tasting room and the wine was wonderful and reasonably priced. The icing on the cake is if you exit out the back door, you end up in the little town of Megalochori, which is just magical. Not overly commercialized, but really pretty and authentic. Was a great afternoon !‬
‪Written 11 בנובמבר 2019‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬

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