Roots are one’s compass in life
It was in 1890 in the northeastern of Greece when the Tsantali family first started cultivating vineyards and making wine and traditional Greek distillates (ouzo and tsipouro).
The insight and instinct of Evangelos Tsantalis led to the development of all infrastructures according to an extrovert-oriented strategy of no prior for the time (1940s). Moreover, thanks to his profound passion for the local terroirs, some of the most unique Greek vineyards were revived.
1938: First winery in Serres, Northeastern Greece
1945: First distillery in Thessaloniki
1948: Start working with Xinomavro variety in Naoussa
1962: First exports
1969: Mount Athos vineyards revival
1971: TSANTALI S.A. foundation
1991: Rapsani winery take over, starting point of Rapsani rejuvenation
1996: Certified organic cultivation is implemented
2007: “Official Purveyor of Kremlin Russia” title – TSANTALI offices in Moscow and Saint Petersburg
2010: TSANTALI Asia foundation