The vineyard of Santorini is one of the oldest in Greece with a lot of unknown varieties. The vines are not grafted on American rootstock, because phylloxera has never attacked the island.
Venetsanos Winery use to be a vine grower from the beginning. They knew about the local viticulture and realized high quality wines start their journey from the land. Venetsanos family did an investment started planting new vineyards, stay focused in the unique local cultivation methods such as the basket pruning, protect and provide the soil for the vine needs, use sulfur in dust as a shield to serious grape diseases.
Today Venetsanos Winery manages 15 hectars of vineyards mostly with Assyrtiko variety. Athiri, Aidani, Platani, Mavrotragano and Mandilaria, complete the puzzle of the other local grape indigenous varieties which are giving the space for research and developing.