Driving through the scenic countryside and the picturesque villages of Santorini, we will visit 3 different distinguished wineries.
Argyros Estate Winery
After 100 years of trading from an old canava in Episkopi Gonia, Argyros built a modern winery with an architecturally striking visitor centre. Out in the dusty fields there are vines that date back to the 1850s, some of the oldest on the island. The fourth generation of the family now produces three Assyrtikos, an Aidani, a full-bodied red from the Mavrotragano grape and three Vinsantos.
Art Space Winery Museum Art Gallery
Art Space Winery Musem Art Gallery is a unique Art Center within the pumice rock – carved chambers of an old winery located in Exo Gonia, Santorini and continues from the year 1999 until today to stand as a hospitable retreat for all those Greek and foreign artisans who share the same passion for creativity.
Built into a cliff in 1947, the winery with the most stunning position on Santorini. Engineer Giorgos Venetsanos had the amazingly simple notion of employing gravity to process grapes down through three stories till they emerged as wine that could be piped to the harbour 230m below for export before electricity became available. Venetsanos has turned this unusual edifice into its visitor centre, while the wine is made at a modern plant nearby, which was closed in 1979 and reopened in 2014. Tastings take place on a rocky terrace overlooking the spectacular caldera below.
At each winery, you will taste some of Santorini finest wines such as Nyceti, Assyrtiko and Vinsanto with special local delicacies such as cheeses, crunchy crackers, nuts etc. Sample 12 different varieties of wine and taste some of the best traditional dishes that are integral to the island gastronomic outpost.
Explore the cellars of each winery that we will visit and learn about the traditional wine-making techniques from local wine-makers. In this tour, we make sure that the rich vinicultural tradition of Santorini, which dates back to ancient times, will stay in your memory forever.
Relax and enjoy a classic and informative Santorini Wine Tasting Tour! Experience the extraordinary sunset of Santorini as you sip a glass of Vinsanto, a Santorini sweet specialty made from dried grapes, at a winery perched upon the caldera cliffs.
The tour ends at your Hotel or at the Cable Car terminal, in Fira for Cruise Ship guests.
*Please note, if you make a last-minute booking for your wine tour there is a case to find unavailability in a winery. Then, we will modify your wine tour with another winery with similar amenities.