Tour code: 6174WINE
Sip on Santorini wine during this 4.5-hour, small-group tour of the island and three of its wine estates. As you explore, learn about wine production in the area, and hear about the local varietals such as assyrtiko. Explore a vineyard with a guide and walk around wine cellars. If you want to make the tour extra-special, upgrade to enjoy an evening excursion. The option includes a visit to a hilltop winery, local tapas, and sunset views to complement your wine. Numbers are limited to eight people.

Highlights

  • 4.5-hour Santorini wine tour, led by a wine-expert guide
  • Visit three wineries and enjoy a cellar tour of each as you learn about their wine
  • Walk around a volcanic vineyard and uncover the unique viticulture of Santorini
  • Sample up to 12 different wines including nykteri alongside local delicacies
  • Upgrade to a sunset tour for spectacular sunset views at the Venetsanos Winery and enjoy a plate of tapas during your final winery visit
  • Enjoy personalised attention on a small-group tour with a maximum of eight people

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Santorini Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

Sample some of Santorini's top wines on this wine tasting tour

Both the day and sunset tour include hotel pickup and drop-off. The wineries you visit are dependent on the tour you choose.

Day Tour: (April 1 – November 15)
Meet your guide and relax on the journey to the island’s wine estates. Admire the countryside as you go, and chat with your guide about winemaking in Santorini and the area’s unique viticulture.

With its volcanic aspa soil, Santorini is able to produce wine that is rich in minerals with light-flavored notes. The island’s grapes are grown in baskets that are set close to the soil — an act that helps moisture from rain to be retained.

Tour the cellars of each wine estate, and follow the production process through from harvesting the grapes through to maturing the wine. Walk with your guide around one of the estate’s volcanic vineyards, and sip on up to 12 different varietals of the island wine, including local vinsanto and assyrtiko. Nibbles such as olives, bread and cheese are also included.

Sunset Tour: (May 15 – September 30)
Enjoy the tour as described above, but arrive at your last wine estate, the renowned Venetsanos Winery in time to watch the sun set. Make your way to the open terrace for an alfresco wine tasting and a plate of tapas with views of the Santorini caldera set against the Aegean Sea before you return to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

maria j

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Had a great time and met awesome people.Had a really nice guide very informative.

Nicholas G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour! Definitely a must do in Santorini. Our guide Dennis was very helpful, and passionately described each wine, guiding us through the tasting sessions and how to combine wines with cheese and meat. We must have tried 16-18 different wines. Picked up and dropped off from the hotel in an air-conditioned mini-van, and taken to three different wineries, finishing with a sunset dinner. Highly recommended!

Jeffrey C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Amazing day trip, amazing sommelier Ilias to accompany us and explain everything in such an understandable and knowledgeable way. It was a great pace and enjoyable with a small group. There are certainly many wine tasting tours to choose from, and I cannot judge the others, but I cannot imagine anyone would not be more than satisfied with this choice!

Barbara N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We were picked up right on time and off we went to the fields where the wine is grown which is much different than in the US. Very interesting explanation of the terroir. Then we went to 3 excellent and very different wineries, all of which served cheeses. We tasted the cheeses with the appropriate wines and learned how they effect the taste. We did the sunset tour and I would do it again. Micheal was our director and he was funny and very knowledgeable. Excellent all around

James and Emily ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This is a must do in Santorini!!! We had a wonderful time. Evan was very knowledgeable, and took the time to make sure that we really understood the differences in the wines we were tasting. We were not rushed through the process and the food pairings were delicious! The view of the sunset from the last winery was the cherry on top of an extremely enjoyable evening!

Denise Malta

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Exceeded our expectations! Mikhael, our oenologist was amazing! Knowledgeable, funny and explaining everything there is to know about wine in a truly unique manner, he was truly wonderful! Being a small group surely helps as we really got along and had fun with each other. The tour visits three different wineries, with the last one offering a light dinner with the exceptional view of the Caldera! Truly recommend!

Tanya J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a great tour our tour guide Ilias? Was very knowledgeable about the wines. We went to three Wineries and each had beautiful views. The only thing I wish is that we could actually tour the Vineyards. We were only able to tour the first one. It would have been nice to tour the others.

Simon W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent tour despite the wet weather - guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable

Cynthia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a great tour...small group of 7. Stematis was our tour guide...very knowledgeable and personable. We visited 3 wineries and 1 microbrewery. Highly recommed!

Rene D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The guide was very interesting, me learn a lot about the degustation and more. How to manage the wines and foods. The quality and the quantity of wines tasting are excellent.
Thank you!

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