Santorini wine tours are offered to visitors of the Greek island of Santorini. Santorini excursions to take a wine tour with wine tasting in some of the best Santorini wineries is just one of the varied things to do on Santorini. Greece in general is not well known for its fine wines but Santorini is. High quality wines are produced at some of the best Santorini wineries and in particular a lovely Vinsanto - which is a sweet wine produced from the Asyrtiko and Aidani grape varieties.
Whether you know nothing about wine, other than you like a glass or two! Or you are a wine tasting expert and connoisseur you’ll find Santorini wine tours fascinating and unique.
There are a few Santorini wine tours operating throughout the tourist season on the island. Santorini excursions that include wine tasting and visiting Santorini wineries are very popular.
There is a very popular 3 wineries wine tour where you are picked up from your hotel or from the port if you are taking a shore excursion from your cruise ship and spend the day wine tasting and learning about the wines of Santorini. You are escorted and guided on this Santorini tour by a local expert sommelier. This wine tour is aimed at all lovers of wine from the novice to the wine connoisseur. This is a small group wine tour, so you won’t feel crowded with a bus full of tourists. This wine tour takes between 4 and 5 hours.
There are visits to Santorini wineries including wine tasting that are part of an all day Santorini excursions taking in other sightseeing ‘must sees’ such as Akrotiri, Fira and Oia, This is a large bus tour.
On this popular Santorini excursion you spend some time viting the famous Santo winery with its breathtaking views of the caldera.
Here you sample a selection of wines, are guided around the winery and are able to purchase wines at discount prices.
You can visit most of the Santorini wineries as an independent visitor or arrange a private tour. Most of the wineries on Santorini are open to the public everyday from 10.00am – 7.00pm from May – October and welcome visitors but check individual wineries for full details.
You can vist Boutari Winery near Megalohori. Boutari wines have a fabulous winery and visitor centre. You can tour the winery, watch the wine-making process, explore the cellars and Santorini vineyards and of course sample the delicious wines.
Canava Roussos Winery
The traditional Canava Roussos winery is found at Episkopi - Mesa Gonia. You are very welcomed to take a tour of the winery and to sample the seven excellent wines that are produced there.
You can find Santo Winery at Pyrgos village and have the opportunity to learn about the vineyards in Santorini and its winemaking tradition.
You can find Sigalas winery at beautiful Oia on Santorini. A guided tour of the winery is completed with wine tasting served with local traditional snacks (mezedes) of local cheese, double baked barley rusks dipped in olive oil and fresh tomatoes.
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