Let our local wine expert guide you through a journey of flavors with our private Santorini Wine Experts Tour.
Santorini shore excursions with a glass of wine!
Although Santorini is a small island, on the wine map it's 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 micro climate of the island in combination with the distinctive volcanic terrain, a terrain 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 your local guide in a tour to 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 wine making techniques while tasting famous white wines like Santorini PDO (Protected Destination of Origin), the young and very refreshing crispy white wine, Nychteri, 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 a distillery, a local farm and one of the best wineries of the island. In each place we start with a tour and then follows a degustation of its four most remarkable products. Be prepared to taste Santorini Ouzo, homemade wine from barefoot stomped grapes and award winning wines, like Assyrtiko and Vinsanto.
Every stop has been selected for its quality in every aspect meaning quality, location and architectural beauty and of course food quality, since food (meaning Greek and local delicacies) 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 (drinking age 18yrs)
- A bottle of water and the tastings 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