Santorini Small-Group Cooking Class and Wine Tasting - Reviews

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Daniel M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Stephanos our guide picked us up near our hotel exactly at the arranged hour and took us on a tour of some of the Santorini wineries displaying his encyclopedic knowledge of the wine world at every turn. The cooking class itself was great fun and we brought home new recipes that will become part of our mealtime repertoire. The group itself was eight in number, with members from the US, Germany, Denmark, and Finland, all agreeable sorts that quickly became new friends. Overall a great experience and worth the price of admission.

Tom D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Wonderful experience! We enjoyed the tour guide, the small group 4 couples altogether, the chance to learn about Greece's viticulture, and the great tasting experience at Boutari Winery. We made Greek Santorini salad, tomato fritters, fava, and pork fillet in vinsanto sauce, and ate a leisurely meal afterward. The tour was 6 hours long and it was well worth the time. I would do this tour again!

Ricardo M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Must do. Very great tour guide , also great meal no rush , all the wine you want to drink. Perfect

cmhelm7 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Michael's knowledge of wine, food and Santorini culture was fantastic

Stephen T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

This was an amazing day. The guide was a fun, young wine expert who had gotten a college degree in the subject and truly knew what he was talking about. The day was arranged beautifully, starting with a larger winery to cover the basics of the unique aspects of Santorini wine and initial tastings, then a family winery to show the more traditional ways of making wine and to get a different taste. We then split off to do the cooking class at the restaurant at the last winery, and were lucky enough to be the only couple there that day. The two chefs were so much fun, answered every question whether food-related or Greece-related with a smile, and were incredibly patient and thoughtful. We used fresh local ingredients to make a Santorini-style Greek salad, then Greek tomato fritters, and then finally pork medallions glazed in a saw based on a port-like local wine served over a pureed yellow split-pea base. And then we had the pleasure of eating our creation while being served a series of that winery's wines. A wonderful day with great people and amazing wine and food followed by our best naps in years.

Arun S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

One of the best tours we took in Greece! Amazing tour guide who knew so much about the history of wine!

Lori D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2017

This tour was so much fun. We got to visit 3 vineyards, a beer tasting and had so much fun with the cooking class. The class then got to sit and enjoy the beautiful meal we created along with the delicious Santorini wines. Our tour guide was AWESOME! He was so much fun and made the whole day just a perfect 10!

Rachel W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

the tour was interesting - very nice that the guide did not push wine purchases, but was very knowledgeable and helpful when requested. He made a suggestion that really impressed our native Greek host later in our trip! I would recommend the meal as well as it's interesting to see what goes into the wonderful food you've been eating. It was a full course meal, so no dinner needed or wanted that night!

David R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2016

This was an excellent introduction to the unique vinticulture of Santorini, and a great education for my palate and olfactory senses. There were just four of us in the cooking class and we whipped up four great local dishes: Santorini salad, fava bean puree, pork cutlets vinsanto, and tomato fritters. Good wine, good food and good company....all in all a perfect day.

Crystal H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

My husband and I very much enjoyed this day tour. We learned, we sampled, we cooked, and we would highly recommend!

Kelly J L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

One of the BEST things to do on Santorini! It was incredible.

Lene R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

My son and Ioved this tour. The guide was very knowledgable and interesting. The wine and food was amazing. The tour was well organized and the transportation was comfortable.

Megan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Highly recommended. It was even better than we had hoped it would be. Our tour guide was exceptional - very knowledgable!! The cooking class was our favorite part, and the meal was decided the best one we had in all of Greece!!!

oberon_magus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Dennis and Chef Chris were amazing. There were copious amounts of food and wine and we will definitely be making some of the recipes at home. Dennis was very knowledgeable about the wines.

Kristin L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Dennis as the best wine tour guide that I have ever had. I have done a lot of wine tours, but he was truly the best. He was engaging and extremely knowledgeable. And the cooking class was wonderful followed by an amazing meal.
I would suggest this to anyone.

alan.gower

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

What an indulgent way to spend a day! Beautiful wines and amazing food! We learnt so much about wine tasting and the different wines specific to Santorini. Our tour guide was so friendly and knowledgable. We visited three wineries which included cellar tours and nibbles/food pairings. Tour ended with a cooking class at the final winery Artemis Karamolegos. Chef was a superb teacher and we had so much fun. We got a copy of the recipes we cooked. Following this the chef then prepared a three course meal for the group which was absolutely divine! The tour went for approx 8 hours instead of 5 so don't make dinner reservations for after the tour, you won't need it anyway with the constant wine top ups and bountiful food! Highly recommend this tour!

SM W New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Great days,lots of information.fantastic food and wine

Brent C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Denis was incredible. You will not regret booking this super intimate, incredibly educational, but mostly fun wine tour and cooking class. You can do, eat and drink as much as you like or as little as you like. The scenery is incredible and the guide can't be beat. Worth every penny end of story.

Rebecca C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

The tour and our guide was amazing. The wine tour and cooking class were great. They exceeded our expectations. We would highly recommend it. The guide also took us for a beer tasting at Donkey Brewing and to the highest point of the island. These were nice additions to our trip. Wonderful day.

Kendra P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

What a blast! Our driver and wine guide, Eliassp? was extremely knowledgable and fun. We visited Boutari and Gavalas for tours and education and then Karamegalos for wine and cooking class. We ate while cooking and then were surprised to be seated for another meal of all of the foods we helped prepare. It was too much food, but an amazing experience. We enjoyed meeting the other six people on the tour with us and are greatful that the experience taught us so much about Santorian wine.

jennifer b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was amazing!

csichergeorge

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This tour was amazing!

Alison N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

The only issue I had was trying to find the meeting point... We were supposed to meet near a hotel, but addresses don't exist there, which made it super difficult. Luckily, after we missed the mini bus, we called from our hotel and they sent a driver back for us!

We met up with the rest of the group at the second winery, and quickly got caught up! Haha! Nobody liked the vinsanto wine which tastes like ice wine, so everyone gave theirs to my husband and I. :

We had some great wine at each winery, and even made a stop at the Santorini Brewing Company! The tour guide and our driver were fantastic! I felt a little spoiled by all the food, wine and great company. The cooking class was a lot of fun just us and one other couple... We had a lot of wine by this point. Then we got to sit down and were served more of the food, and two bottles of wine! PLUS dessert which we didn't make.

This was one of the best parts of the trip! Definitely would recommend!

Paige P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

We had a fantastic time! We went with a small group to two wineries, which was fun to meet new people. The guide was great and very knowlegdgable about the vinyards. The two of us then broke off from the group for a private cooking class on the beach! We had a blast and the food was amazing!
- Paige (Los Angeles, California)

thuatto

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2016

The white wines were great! The vineyards aren't particularly pretty since they need to grow the grapes lower to the ground. The food we cooked was really good and fun! If you are limited on time in Santorini, I would do the sunset catamaran tour and/or a private driving/walking tour before I did this excursion but this was still fun.

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