Over a hundred years ago, in 1890, the TSANTALI family began making wines and distilling ouzo and tsipouro in eastern Thrace.
Evangelos Tsantalis founded the company out of deep respect for the beauty of the land and a strong commitment to quality. The spirit and tradition of nurturing the vines to yield the most precious grapes and the proud winemaking heritage continued to evolve through the passage of time.
In 1945 Evangelos Tsantalis establishes his distillery in Thessaloniki and in 1970 he founds the Tsantali winery in Naousa. On a visit to the holy monastic state of Mount Athos two years later, in 1972, Evangelos Tsantalis decides to bring the Mount Athos Vineyards back to life and the monastic tradition of the Mount Athos wine to the 'outside world'.
The first export of Tsantali wines was made in 1973, while the launch of the Agioritikos wine in 1975 and the Makedonikos wine in 1983 signalled Greece's first brands and were a huge commercial success. Agioritikos was also the first regional wine of Greece.
In 1991 Tsantali takes over the Rapsani winery on mythical Mount Olympus, belonging until then to the Ministry of Agriculture, thus writing a new page in Greece's wine history.
Today, the third generation of the TSANTALI family, at the helm since 1996, shows the same dedication to the values of the founder, continuing to create exceptional wines and spirits and taking pride in their constant commitment to only the finest vineyards and winemaking skills.