Gavalas is a family winery on Santorini making wine on the island since the end of the 19th century. Their quaint winery doesn’t seem to have evolved much once one looks beyond the stainless steel equipment - and for good reason. As far back as the 1930s, the Gavalas family had developed domestic export markets for their wines and their Vinsanto was prized among the clergy.

Although the modest winery may be deceiving, the fact that the Gavalas family established their one retail store in Athens almost 40 years ago to help sell their production, shows that this is one savvy family.