Wine Tour and Tasting

We established our company,” Wine in Santorini-exclusive wine tour and tasting”, on January 2011, on Santorini island.

We care on bringing you in touch with the wines and flavours of this majestic island. Our highly experienced team is dedicated to offer you a package on the wide spectrum of local wine presentation, wine tasting learning, combination of wine with local flavours, vine landscapes, along with the views of a unique -in the world- ecosystem, all inclusive. Our guest during the wine tour, have the chance to visit from 3 up to 5 wineries, exclusively chosen for the highly quality products, their approach on making wines, as also to their dedication to the Santorini wine itself.

In every winery, our guests will taste more than four different kinds of wine. They will also have the opportunity to discuss about the wines they taste with our trained escort or the winemaker, having at the end of the sensational tour an integrated idea of the wines produced on the island. During the ride between wineries, stopovers, will give you the chance to have a closer look at both traditional and modern vineyards, learning more about history and practice of over 3500 years old, cultivation of these species. During the final visit ,in every tour, an assortment of Cycladic cheese and ham, or a traditional salad (for vegetarians) are offered, in order to give our guest the chance to combine local wines and flavours.

For all our services, the itineraries are undertaken by a professional driver, in an air-conditioned mini bus and the pick-ups and drop offs can be arranged from any place desired by the guest. During the entire tour, an escort is present, willing to assist you in every need.

--- Our passion for the Santorinian landscapes and our love for the local and very special products have shown us the way to some new eco and agrotouristic excursions, for the 2012 season. The excavations of the archeological site in Akrotiri (one of the most important prehistoric sites in Europe and one of the first cradles of winemaking around the world), the old mountain paths of the island and a plethora of indigenous farm products like fava peas, cherry tomatoes, white eggplants and wild crocus plant (saffron) are integrated to the already existing tours and excursions.---

Our Services:

Wine Tour (4 hours)

  • Pick up from hotel
  • Visit 3 wineries (1.Estate Argyros – 2.Gavalas Winery or Gaia Wines or Hatzidakis winery -- 3.Domaine Sigalas)
  • Visit traditional vineyards
  • Tasting all types of local wines(17 different labels)
  • In Domaine Sigalas (at the wine tasting area) an assortment of Cycladic cheeses and hams is offered (for vegetarians is replaced by a season salad)
  • Return to hotel

Running hours:
  • Monday at 11:00 or 16:00
  • Wednesday at 11:00 or 16:00
  • Friday at 11:00 or 16:00

Wine tour in 3 wineries and light meal at Domaine Sigalas (5 hours, all included)

  • Pick up from hotel
  • Visit 3 wineries (1.Estate Argyros, 2.Hatzidakis winery or Gaia Wines, 3. Domaine Sigalas)
  • Visit traditional vineyards
  • Tasting all types of local wines(17 different labels)
  • 5 plates menu at Domaine Sigalas
    1. Assortment of Cycladic cheese
    2. Roasted eggplant with tomato sauce, cooked onion and garlic, parsley and basil
    3. Season salad
    4. Salted codfish marinated in lemon and mint with boiled potatoes
    5. Traditional spoon dessert from Santorini
  • Return to hotel

Running hours:
  • Monday at 11:00
  • Wednesday at 11:00
  • Friday at 11:00

Akrotiri excavations, 3 wineries tour (5 hours)

Akrotiri is a unique archeological site. It is considered to be the most interesting European prehistoric site, consisting of an entire village that was preserved in excellent conditions, due to its covering by the volcanic ash, at approximately 1620BC. After 8 years of preparations, it is open again for the public and our aim is to offer to our guests a very interesting walk in the streets of this monumental village accompanied by a professional guide. The strong bond between the cultivation of grapes-production of wine and the economic growth of the island is today well established. The idea is to start the wine tour from the place where the wine history of the island really starts.

  • Pick up from hotel
  • Visit of the Akrotiri excavations accompanied by a specialized guide
  • Visit 3 wineries (Estate Argyros, Gavalas Winery and Hatzidakis winery)
  • Tasting all types of local wines(17 different labels)
  • Return to hotel

Running hours:
  • Tuesday at 09:30
  • Friday at 09:30

Walk to Oia, tasting at Sigalas (3,5 hours)

Until 1920, on the island of Santorini there were no streets and roads as we know them today. The only way to transport goods and people was by the help of donkeys and mules and for this purpose the locals had created a number of paths used to connect the villages of the island. Today, only few amongs them are still in use and one of the most interesting is considered to be the path that connects Fira and Oia -an "easy" path crossing a big part of the caldera sharp cliffs, offering a breath taking view. Our company offers a combination of a walk at this unique path, that last approx. 2 hours, followed by a visit at Sigalas winery, where our guest will have the chance to rest, rehydrate and taste Santorinian wines combined with local flavours.
  • Start from Imerovigli and walk to Oia through the caldera path (aprox. 2 hours)
  • End of walk at Sigalas winery
  • Tasting all types of local wines(10 different labels)
  • An assortment of Cycladic cheeses and hams is offered (for vegetarians it is replaced by a season salad)
  • Return to hotel

Running hours:
Thursday at 08:30

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