Sip your way around Santorini on a 4,5-hour island wine tour, visiting two or three traditional wineries (depending on selected option). Savor up to 12 different varietals made from grapes such as the Assyrtiko and learn about Santorini’s unique viticulture. Tour a vineyard and explore the wineries’ cellars. If you want to enhance the experience, upgrade to a sunset tour to pair your wine tastings with sunset views and local tapas. Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group tour for a personalized experience.
Book your daytime or sunset tour and start your experience with a hotel pickup. Your destinations depend on your chosen tour.Daytime Tour (available April 1 to November 15):Travel by air-conditioned minibus to the first of the three traditional wineries and, on route, learn from your guide about wine production on Santorini and the varietals that you may try during the day.Producing some of the most distinctive wine in the Mediterranean, the island owes its success largely to aspa, a unique blend of volcanic soil that lends its wines a rich minerality and light flavor. Grapes are grown in baskets close to the ground, allowing much-needed moisture from the island’s minimal rainfall to be retained effectively.At each winery, enjoy a cellar tour with your guide to see how the winemaking process unfolds, from harvesting to maturing the wine.
Plus, walk around a volcanic vineyard to see the grapes first-hand, and sample glasses of Santorini wine galore – up to 12 glasses in total.Try popular varietals such as assyrtiko and vinsanto, and enjoy local delicacies such as cheese, bread and olives. Sunset Tour (available May 15 to September 30): After visiting Estate Argyros or Boutari Winery, continue to the renowned Venetsanos Winery in time for Santorini’s legendary sunset. Head to the open-air terrace and enjoy a plate of local cheeses to complement your wines against a stunning backdrop of the caldera and Aegean, just as the sun sets over the sea. Plus, enjoy a delicious extra surprise here before finishing your trip with a hotel drop-off. *** Please note that sunset tour option includes visits at two wineries and tastings of 9 different samples of wine.