WINEMAKING FACILITIES

The United Winemaking Agricultural Cooperative of Samos has two important winemaking facilities, each one with its own history.

The Winery in Malagari, on the main boulevard next to the sea,  accomodates the vine-growers of the eastern side of Samos. The main Administrative Services are also housed in Malagari.

The Winery in Karlovassi accomodates the vineyards that extend to the northern part of the island. In the wine cellar at the entrance of the winery of Karlovassi, there is a small exhibition area that displays important artifacts from the historic vinegrowing in the area.

In the main entrance at the winery of Malagari, one can find the Samos Wine Museum, which was inaugurated in 2005 and one can see great exhibits for the island’s wine history.

MUSEUM OF SAMOS WINE

The Museum of Samos Wine is housed in a magnificent 19th-century stone building, which originally operated as a private winery and later as a warehouse and barrel-making facility.

Turned into a Museum in 2005, it displays artifacts of the defining history of Samos wine: old photographs and production records, vineyards and depiction of mountain terraces, manual labor, harvesting and manual presses, aging and vinification, cellars, collectible bottles, , barrel-making tools, old winemaking machinery as well as a series of awards and distinctions.

Its layout, a result of modern museum science, travels the visitor to the traditional vineyard cultivation of Samos. The exhibits tell the tale of the entire historical, social and cultural course of the Samian wine.

Traditional winemaking, tools, tanks, laboratory instruments, barrel-making tools, come alive through exhibits that go back over more than a century. Of particular interest is the depiction of the cultivation of the vineyards in dry-stone terraces. The huge wooden tanks, the most imposing exhibits, were in use until a few decades ago.

The Wine Museum is open to the public while wine tasting is also available. There is also a fully equipped conference room.

From November to April, the UWCS Museum of Samos wine will open for ORGANIZED VISITS by groups.  The visits are prearranged and booked at tel.: +30 22730 87510 (ext. 539).

During that time, wine purchases can be made at the WINERY.

 

The Wine Museum of the UWC Samos, as of Monday, September 21, 2020 will remain closed for individual visitors.

It will only accomodate organized group visits, by prior arrangement at tel. 22730.87510 ext. 539 

It is mandatory for each of the visitors to complete a health statement. We warmly thank our guests.

Wines are available for purchase at the Wineries of Malagari and Karlovassi.

We are waiting for you again next year. We apply all hygiene protocols and WE STAY SAFE!

WINEMAKING FACILITIES

Discover the charming Samos Muscat wines… Get acquainted with the long history and wine tradition of Samos…Taste wines from the exceptional grape variety, the White Small-Berried Muscat of Samos, which has been celebrated internationally thanks to the efforts of the Samian growers. Wander inside a “living” museum, where traditional viticulture, winemaking and aging come alive through unique exhibits.

Please be informed that for your convenience, as of July 1st 2020, PREBOOKING IS MANDATORY if you wish to visit:

  • The MUSEUM OF SAMOS WINE at the facilities of UWC SAMOS, in Malagari

ADMISSION 2 euros/person. Tel: 22730.87510 – ext. 548

  • The WINE CELLAR in Karlovassi

FREE ENTRY. Tel. 22730.30730.

(Retail Sales are available at both facilities, from 10:00 till 17:00)

Guided Tours with Wine Tasting take place only at the following set times:

11:00

13:00 and

15:00

The MAXIMUM NUMBER OF VISITORS are 25 for the Museum of Samos Wine

and 10 for the Wine Cellar in Karlovassi.

Μέγιστος αριθμός εισερχόμενων ατόμων ανά ξενάγηση: 25. |Max visitors / tour 25
Τηρούνται όλα τα υγειονομικά πρωτόκολλα ασφάλειας και υγιεινής. |All safety and hygiene protocols applied.

LET’S… STAY SAFE!

The Samos Cooperative complies fully with all the Health and Safety Standards and with your help Samos will remain one of the few areas with not even ONE CASE of Covid-19.

Visitors are requested to keep 2 meters distance from each other, follow all instructions and fill out the mandatory Health Questionnaire Statement before visiting.

PREFILLED questionnaires for Groups are recommended for your convenience and faster service.

We respect our lives and our visitors- We stay safe!

 

About the Museum of Samos Wine:

The Museum of Samos Wine is housed in a magnificent 19th-century stone building, which originally operated as a private winery and later as a warehouse and barrel-making facility.

Turned into a Museum in 2005, it displays artifacts of the defining history of Samos wine:

Old photographs and production records, vineyards and a depiction of dry-stone mountain terraces, “the cottage” in the vineyards, harvesting and manual presses, collectible bottles, barrel-making tools, old winemaking machinery and the huge wooden tanks dating back to the previous century with capacities of up to 80 tons. The visitor can also see only some of the hundreds of prestigious international awards that the wines of UWC SAMOS have been receiving for decades.

Being content from history, the visitor is now “thirsty” for “krasi”, the Greek word for wine, or “oenos”, as the ancient Greeks called it. The wines of the UWC SAMOS are available for purchase at the special retail counter where one can also find authentic, local agricultural products from the producers-members of the Cooperative.