Who doesn’t love good wine and what a better place to try some fine wine than Santorini and its beautiful views?
Santorini has a long standing history for the production of good wines, because of its unique microclimate and the very specific soil created by its volcanic nature. This means that some of the grape varieties grown in Santorini are very distinctive, which, of course, is reflected on Santorini’s tasteful wine varieties and their unique aromas. Some of the best wines of Santorini include Mavrotragano, Mandilaria, Assyrtiko, and, of course, Santorini’s traditional Vinsanto. Visiting one or more of Santorini’s wineries will give you an insight into the island’s wine history and production. The most important part is that you will have the chance to taste some amazing wine varieties!
So, what are some of the most popular wine tasting options in Santorini?
Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum is located in Vothonas, a small village in the centre of Santorini. It is found in a 300 meter long labyrinth, eight meters below the ground. Throughout the museum, visitors can find interesting facts and information about the history of wine making in Santorini, starting from the 1600s. Guests have the opportunity to learn about the stages of wine making, the tools, and machinery used, and eventually, at the end of the tour, try four of the best wine varieties produced in the Koutsoyannopoulos winery.
Santo Winery offers breathtaking views of the Caldera and the cliffs, creating the perfect setting for wine tasting. It also has an amazing deli shop, where you can find all sorts of local delicacies and, of course, the wines you will try!
Art Space Santorini is an old winery dating all the way back to 1861 with an art gallery displaying paintings and sculptures from Greek and international artists. Visitors have the opportunity to explore a combination of art and wine, as a modern winery with high quality products can be found in the premises.
Domaine Sigalas winery is located in Oia, just a ten minute drive away from Esperas Santorini. This winery produces high-quality wines that are exported internationally, in Europe, Asia, and America. The wine tasting experience includes a tour of the winery and a sample of their products in combination with a sample of local culinary specialties. It takes place in a wonderful setting in the middle of the vineyard.
Apart from the wine tastings organised by wineries in Santorini, you can also find some really exciting wine tours, which will give you the chance to explore more than one winery, and of course, try even more wine varieties!
The Esperas Hotel Concierge will help to you organize the most memorable wine tasting tours among other interesting activities.