• Location: Santorini, Greece
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Sip on Santorini wine during this 4.5-hour, small-group tour of the island and two or three of its wine estates (depending on selected option). 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

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

carlysims1024

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Had a blast on this tour!
Our tour guide was incredibly informative and welcoming

Alice M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Dennis was an amazing instructor on Santorini Wines. A tour worth taking, if you want to learn. We visited 3 wineries, each so lovely.

Tameka A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was amazing! Perfect for beginners. We learned a lot. Angelo is a really entertaining guide. We actually went without having breakfast but it wasn't a problem because the food pairings were more than enough. I highly recommend this tour.

Jacqueline C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was an excellent tour where we learned about wine pairings and not just tasting wine. The icing on the cake was the Santorini sunset. Wonderful!

Taylor C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

WONDERFUL! Angelo was so knowledgeable and funny. we learned SO much about the wines that we have been trying out since we have been back home. Thank you for a wonderful tour!!

R A P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Fantastic day

DeAnna W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We really enjoyed this wine tour and our tour guide was very knowledgeable about Santorini wines and vineyards. The snacks were tasty and the wine was very good. We went the last of September and I would advise dressing warmly...as the sunset tasting was a bit chilly.

Stephanei H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Stefanos was a great tour guide! He was very knowledgeable about the wines and the wine making process on Santorini. I would highly recommend this experience.

Angela C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

SO MUCH FUN. Michael was awesome - professional and entertaining. He made our. Ohhh so much fun. The wine was good and learning the art of tasting and testing wine. So interesting to learn the history here. A memorable experience. Our final stop was magnificent. The sunset view was breathtaking.

christypurser

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our guide made this tour! I learned so much about wine!

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