Sip your way around Santorini on a 4,5-hour island wine tour, visiting three of the most legendary wineries. Savor up to 12 different varietals made from grapes such as the Assyrtiko and learn about Santorini’s volcanic viticulture. Walk at a volcanic vineyard and explore the wineries' cellars where the wine is produced. If you want to enhance the experience, upgrade to a sunset tour to pair your wine tastings with sunset views and local island tapas and snacks. Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group tour for a more personalized experience.
Book your daytime or sunset tour and start your experience with a hotel and Airbnb pickup. Daytime Tour (available April to early November):Travel by a modern air-conditioned minivan 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 crisp flavor. Grapes are grown in the shape of a basket 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 slope with vines 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 and tapas alongside wine-tastings.Sunset Tour (available May 15 to September 30): After visiting the Estate Argyros or Boutari Winery, continue with a wine-tasting session at the old family winery of Gavalas and from there to the renowned Venetsanos Winery in time for Santorini’s legendary sunset. Head to the open-air terrace and enjoy a cheese and tapas plate to complement your wines against a stunning backdrop of the caldera and Aegean, just as the sun sets over the sea. Enjoy the delicious sweet Vinsanto wine before finishing your trip with a hotel drop-off. Approximate duration of Daytime Tour is 4,5 hours and Sunset Tour 4 hours.