Wine Tasting in Santorini
Santorini’s volcanic soil, sun-soaked summers, and mild, dry winters pair together beautifully to help produce many high-quality red and white wines. Here are a few ways to follow the Aegean island’s wine trail and sample some of Greece’s finest vintages in Santorini.
Perhaps the most popular wine produced in Santorini, Vinsanto is a sweet white wine featuring theassyrtikogrape alongside varietals such asathiriandaidani. The grapes are dried in the sun so the sugars condense, producing a full-bodied yet delicate sweetness. Oak-aged white nykteri wines are also made in Santorini, as are with a small number of reds using varietals such asmandalieriaandmavrotragano.
Visit traditionalwineries and cellarsaround Akrotiri, Fira, or Oia on a guided Santorini wine tour, and sample some of the diverse Santorini wines in production.
Take aGreek cooking classand pair traditional dishes such as caramelized pork with local wines.
Cruise theAegean Seaand sip Greek wine on board as the sun sets.
Enjoy aguided history touraround Santorini and learn of the island’s rich winemaking heritage.