Premium Wine Degustation Santorini
Santorinian wines are renowned worldwide due to the unique marriage of the island’s ecosystem, its volcanic soil and the meltemi winds all contributing to the exceptional flavors of Vinsanto, Assytiko and Nichteri varieties which we get to smell, taste & feel on this tour.
First we head to the Argyros Estate winery where some of the oldest vines in Santorini are found, going back 200 years! Walk among the oldest vines of the world and discover how the intersection of volcanic soil, microclimate, exposure and variety selection make Wines of Terroir. These family boutique wines are made in a way respectful to the environment, using traditional, low intervention wine-making methods. The pure character of the grapes and the clear expression of Santorini place them at the highest ranks of intemational wines. After our tour, you’ll have the chance to taste their Estate five wines combined with selected regional delicacies. For our next stop we head to Koutsoyannopoulos Wine museum —a true paradise for wine connoisseurs and one of the most special places on earth. We visit the museum, a rare place , nestled inside a labyrinthine cave that’s 8 meters below ground and 300 meters long. It took Koutsoyannopoulos family 21 years of hard wok, patience and perseverance to complete the wine museum and the result is simply mind-blowing! There, the visitor can catch a glimpse of what life as a Santorinian wine-maker was like and trust us, it’s much harder than you would expect and yet yields some of the best wines in the world! After the tour in the underground museum you can indulge in a wine tasting of 4 of their best and most popular wines!
Next, because nothing suits premium wine better than a 19th century chateau, we visit the Argyros Mansion, the only fully restored Cycladic manor in Santorini. Wander under the carefully painted ceilings, among the delicately decorated furniture, the handmade details, the sophisticated patterns and let the aesthetic of the 19th century era leave you speechless.
Then the road takes us to a very old and impressive winery,the Venetsanos Winery built on the edge of the caldera. This family winery is unlike any other as its architecture makes an ingenious use of gravity in order to counter the lack of electricity at its time. Taking advantage of the slopping ground, the wine literally flowed from the top level all the way down to the port through pipes and into the ships that took it to international destinations. Curious to taste the wine coming from one of the most renowned wineries worldwide? Let’s go! Notes: A gift bag per reservation or couple is included in the price containing traditional bottles of wine (red and white), limited production Vinsanto chocolate, wine opener, dropper and stopper), Min Pax: 2 and max Pax: 12 maintained for your comfort
Prices: AD 125 (This is an alcoholic tour and not suitable for children)
Duration: 5 hours, starts at 10.30 or 15.30
Included: Round trip transfers, all admission fees & entries, most premium tasting in every venue, gift bag
Runs: Monday to Sunday (1/5-31/10)
Meeting point: Pick up from your hotel or a specific meeting point in case the hotel is not accessible by bus
Cancellation policy: Up to 48 hours prior 100% cancellation fees. Before that relevant bank charges are withheld only