The soil in Santorini is truly special, due to the rich volcanic activity and the limited rainfall and humidity all year around. All these conditions are responsible for the excellent Santorini Wines!
Even though at first such specifications were regarded as obstacles, in reality, they have been responsible for some really wonderful ingredients that are only produced on the island of Santorini.
Among the most distinctive local produces, wine is world-renowned for its unique fragrance and its rich taste. A lot of traditional wineries have mastered the art of winemaking, fully complying with the climatic variables and the ecological needs in the region.
Explore the fascinating world of traditional wineries
There are frequent wine tasting guided tours held for guests on the island of Santorini, where visitors can get the opportunity to explore the fascinating world of the winery. Oenotourism has become truly treasured among all wine lovers since there is the option of learning more details about how the local wines are produced underground in natural caves with the proper humidity and temperature resulting in the optimal outcome. If you get to visit the wineries, you will be welcome to join the producer on a journey back in time. You will find out more about how the wine ages and gets prepared for the bottling. Assyrtiko and Vinsanto are just samples of the tremendous varieties that you can taste in these wineries. The former is a young white wine that can accompany all meals splendidly, while the latter is a sweet fruity flavored wine that is idyllic for dessert and cheese plateaus.
There is a Wine Museum named Koutsoyannopoulos that you can visit so that you can see with your own eyes the caves in which the marvelous local wine is produced. Wine tasting is also available there, as well as local products for sale. Santo Wines, being the union of Santorini cooperatives in wine, is another great place to visit and discover the hidden treasures of the nectar of the Gods! So, schedule your visit and make the most out of your guided tour throughout the centuries of winemaking and the details that have made these varieties so popular all over the world!