Situated on a beach, on the east side of the island, between Kamari and Monolithos settlements, Gaia Winery is a must for any fan of delicious Greek wine. This industrial stone building used to be a tomato factory, built in the beginning of the 1900s. Here, local cherry tomatoes were made into an aromatic tomato puree until the 1970s when the factory was closed along with the other thirteen tomato factories on the island.
The building was eventually purchased and renovated, giving it new life as a winery. Gaia’s transformation of the space helped to preserve a piece of island heritage through reclamation of this architectural example of industrialization. Today, the high-tech equipment and the cutting edge facilities of the winery aid contemporary winemaking and ideal conditions for high quality production. Gaia makes their own wine, from various grape blends, as well as other wines for local vineyards. Reds and whites are on offer for tastings from May through October.