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, poor in organic matter but also extremely rich in inorganic elements, gave the island’s wines unique characteristics such as minerality, high acidity and many alcohol degrees. Its amazing wines also made Santorini a favorite target of numerous wine-loving conquerors like the Venetians and the Francs.
Follow your guide on a tour of some of the island's most celebrated wineries. Walk inside an ancient vineyard and learn about the ancient vine cultivation techniques brought on the island by the Phoenicians millennia ago, the famous “kouloura”. Discuss 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 the Santorini Wine Experts Tour, you are picked up at a place of your choice and then visit three different wineries of the island. In each winery, you start with a tour followed by a degustation of the winery's three most remarkable wines. Each winery has been selected for its quality in every aspect meaning, location, architectural beauty, and 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 experience a trip combining ancient mysticism, historical facts, environmental information, traditional and modern cultural contradictions, laughs and new friendships, and the voluptuous flavors of the Santorinian wines on the foreground.