Inspiring pioneer: the essence of Evangelos Tsantalis
His vision and insight shaped our identity; his decisions marked the evolution of the Greek wine industry in total.
Today, we proudly continue his work, taking a step further.
Leading the way
From day one, the TSANTALI orientation was extrovert, even at the most harsh times during wars and political instability. In 1962 the first exports became a reality for the Tsantali family, opening to markets with significant Greek population as Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria and USA. At the same time, the strategic investment in the revival of unique vineyards as in Mount Athos and Rapsani, offered to the family the added-value products able to attract the world’s attention.
In the vineyards
Old traditions are made new
The wine making roots are blended with state-of-the-art technology and science. That is our everyday job.
Precision agriculture – Certified organic cultivation
Each vineyard, as a living entity, demonstrates an astonishing diversity that demands for special care. Consciously and with the support of state-of-the art technology, we separate each vineyard in zones based on their special conditions and characteristics. That respect towards uniqueness, pays us back with the best performance while minimizing environmental impact. Precision agriculture is coupled with organic cultivation.
The blessed soil of our vineyards offers an exceptional occasion of trying cultivation of grape varieties not usually grown in Greece. Our team of experts studies the impact of the terroir, confident that soon astonishing results will come. At the same time, cultivation of indigenous varieties and clones of indigenous varieties are made.
In 1975 the first Greek local wine was a TSANTALI wine
Agioritikos still holds an unbreakable sales record, introducing one of the company’s first success stories. Today, we can proudly demonstrate a significant track record of business innovation establishing our leader’s position in Greece and our upcoming dynamic worldwide.
– Official Purveyor of Kremlin
In Russia one of the most prestigious wine success stories in the history of Greek wine making is achieved. For the first time, the honorary title of “Official Purveyor of Kremlin” is attributed to a winery. And that winery is a Greek one, ours.
A very unique and of limited production wine, Kormilitsa Gold, is the Official wine of Kremlin, produced at Mount Athos vineyards, at a very selective low yields vineyard, following organic cultivation. The certification of the wine lasted for more than 3 years of thorough examination by the Kremlin. Our wine is part of every official ceremony that takes place in Kremlin, as Presidential inauguration.
That honorary title opened the Russian and the neighbors countries market for TSANTALI products, now available in supermarkets, premium enotecas, wine and food stores, as well as at a vast religious market of more than 2,500 churches and monasteries.