Wine Tasting

Wine Industry

The island remains the home of a small, but flourishing, wine industry, based on the indigenous grape variety, Assyrtiko, with auxiliary cultivations of two other Aegean varietals, Athiri and Aidani.

The vines are extremely old and resistant to phylloxera (attributed by local winemakers to the well-drained volcanic soil and its chemistry), so the vines needed no replacement during the great phylloxera epidemic of the late 19th century. In their adaptation to their habitat, such vines are planted far apart, as their principal source of moisture is dew, and they often are trained in the shape of low-spiralling baskets, with the grapes hanging inside to protect them from the winds.

The viticulturally pride of the island is the sweet and strong Vinsanto (Italian: "holy wine"), a dessert wine made from the best sun-dried Assyrtiko, Athiri, and Aidani grapes, and undergoing long barrel aging (up to twenty or twenty-five years for the top cuvées). It matures to a sweet, dark amber-orange, unctuous dessert wine that has achieved worldwide fame, possessing the standard Assyrtiko aromas of citrus and minerals, layered with overtones of nuts, raisins, figs, honey and tea.

Unlock Santorini Wine Tasting Offers

Estate Argyros Winery

Estate Argyros Welcome

Price: 15€ / person

For all wine lovers, this tour offers a nice introduction to the indigenous grapes of Santorini and the story of the winery, featuring a selection of 4 current vintage wines, accompanied by an assortment of fine Greek cheese and bread sticks.

Boutari Winery

Offer 1

Price: 15€ / person

Winery Tour & Wine tasting of 3 Boutari awarded wines 
(Kalisti Reserve or Santorini, Oropedio or Grande reserve, Vinsanto or Abeliastos)

Venetsanos Winery

Wine Tasting of 3 wines
Price: 14€ / person

  • Santorini (Assyrtiko White dry in Stainless Steel Tanks)
  • Nykteri (Assyrtiko White Dry in French Oak Barrels)
  • Liastos (Naturally Sweet Red Wine)
Glass of Wine
Price: 9€ / person

  • Glass of wine (Santorini, Nykteri, Mandilaria, Anagallis Rose) 150 ml
  • Glass of wine (Vinsanto, Liastos) 60 ml

Snacks to include with the Wine Tasting in Venetsanos Winery

Offer 1
Price: 8€ / person

Graviera Cheese, Greek Salami, Tomato Paste, Bread Sticks and Olives.

Hatzidakis Winery

Offer 1

Price: 14€ / person

Winery tour and wine tasting of 4 wines with Naxos gruyere and rusk or crackers

The tour usually starts from the excavated area where the stainless-steel wine tanks are located and ends up in the barrel boats where Vinsanto (naturally sweet wine) ages for more than 14 years!

 

Volcanic Slopes (Private wine tasting)

Top wine collection
Price: 150€ /person

We invite you to taste a panorama of the most important Greek wines. Single variety and carefully selected each and every one with their own history, special characteristics and only from the best vineyard. During this tour we will visit one specific winery and along with the winemaker, the doors will close behind you and the entire winery will be at your disposal to learn at your own pace. You will have a tour of its facilities and sample around 8 different wines of Santorini along with a few key choises from other regions of Greece. A delicious and rich platter of selected meats and cheeses will be available to pair with the wine.

Duration: 2H
*Price includes pick up,drop off and food pairing for wine

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