Let our local expert, George Ntantis, guide you through a journey of flavors with our Santorini Wine Experts Tour.
Santorini shore excursions with a glass of wine!
Although Santorini is a small island, on the wine map is a place of high importance. The oldest continuously cultivated vineyards of the world, the vineyards of Santorini, were the birthplace of one of the most remarkable white grape varieties of the world, Assyrtiko. The peculiar microclimate of the island in combination with the distinctive volcanic terroir , a terroir extremely poor in organic matter but at the same time extremely rich in inorganic elements, gave to the island’s wines unique characteristics such as minerality , very high acidity and many alcohol degrees. Its’ amazing wines made Santorini the target of numerous conquerors, like the Venetians and the Francs.
Follow George, a local oenologist with years of work experience, in a tour in some of the islands most celebrate wineries. Walk inside an ancient vineyard and learn about the ancient vine cultivation techniques brought on the island by the Phoenicians millenniums ago, the famous “kouloura”. Discuss about the traditional and the modern winemaking techniques while tasting famous white wines like Santorini PDO (Protected Destination of Origin), the young and very refreshing crispy white wine, Nychteti , the traditional aged dry wine of Santorini that was made during night with the distinctive barrel flavor and of course the well-known Vinsanto, the dessert sweet wine that will fill your palate with the flavor of caramel and raisins. .
In our Santorini Wine Experts Tour, we pick you up at a place of your choice and then we visit three of the best wineries of the island. In each winery we start with a tour and then follows a degustation of its four most remarkable wines, with every part being held by our oenologist George.
Every winery has been selected for its quality in every aspect meaning wine quality, location and architectural beauty and of course food quality, since food (meaning Greek delicacies like “graviera” cheese) and wine pairing is part of the tour!
By choosing our Santorini Wine Experts Tour, you select to let yourself free in a mystical trip of historical facts, environmental information, traditional and modern culture contradictions, laughs and new friendships with the voluptuous flavors of the Santorinian wines on the foreground.
- Children up to 10 years participate for free
- A bottle of water and the wine tasting are included
- Pick up and drop off at a place of your choice
- You should wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sun blocker
- All taxes and wine tasting fees included