Visit some of Santorini’s best wineries and taste local varieties that bear the elements of the fertile volcanic land.
Santorini Wine Lovers Tour: Exploration of 3 wineries with tasting of 12 varieties & lunch
If you consider yourself a wine-lover, stop everything you’re doing and book this ‘Wines of Santorini’ tour. It will introduce you to the most tasteful local wine varieties and will show you around some of the best wineries on the island. You will learn all about the vine cultivation and production that has been prominent since antiquity. You will get to visit Volcanic Slops winery, Gaia winery, and Avantis Winery, and indulge in Santorinian cuisine with a light lunch menu that will leave you full and happy!
Start this memorable wine experience with a transfer from your accommodation to the meeting point, where you will be introduced to your local expert guide and commence the tour. Your first stop will take place at the Volcanic Slopes winery. Starting from the exterior of the winery, where you can find layers of the black volcanic stone, you’ll pass by old spaces where the wine ages before ending up at the extraordinary cellar. Following the tour around the winery’s premises, you will indulge in a wine-tasting of 4 varieties of Pure Santorini Assyrtiko that will ignite your senses along with a platter of local cheeses and cold cuts from selected small producers, traditional rusts and crackers, dried fruits and nuts.
Your second stop will transpire at the Gaia Winery, where you will further enrich your knowledge about the winemaking process and Santorini's unique, volcanic terroir. Gaia's winery is housed in an old tomato factory dating back to the early 20th century. There, you will taste the adaptability and versatility of Assyrtiko, the prevailing local grape. You will taste 4 top-rated local wines under a pergola by the beach, savor a side plate of breadsticks, olives, tomato paste, and cheese sit back, relax, and revel in the beauty of the island.
Last but not least, the final stop of your tour will take you to Avantis Winery, a winery that is solely devoted to Santorinian wines and showcases the benefits of the volcanic microclimate from the native grape varieties. In Avantis, not only will you have the opportunity to taste 4 different local wine, but you will also accompany each wine with 4 corresponding plates of lunch that will compliment each variety, creating balance and elevating the wine experience to a whole new level. Try locust bean rusk with anchovy, feta donuts with red pepper sorbet, traditional moussaka and baklava for dessert, ending this magnificent tour on a high note.
Our ‘Wines of Santorini’ tour is carefully designed to make the dreams of wine fanatics come true. Bottom’s up!
- Transfers from/to your hotel, port or other meeting point
- Entrance fees to the wineries
- Wine Tasting of 12 different varieties
- Light Lunch
- All taxes and VAT
- Any personal expenses
Know before you go
This semi-private wine tour has a maximum of 10 participants
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