Santorini Small-Group Cooking Class and Wine Tasting

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Santorini Small-Group Cooking Class and Wine Tasting
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Discover the crisp wine of Santorini and learn how to cook melt-in-the-mouth Greek dishes on a 6-hour food and wine tour of the island. With a sommelier expert guide, you’ll visit two traditional wineries to sample up to eight glasses of the local wine and learn about Santorini’s volcanic soil. Help a local chef prepare Santorini signature dishes with more wine followed by a traditional lunch of your creations. Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention.
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In Brief

Location:
Santorini, Greece
Country:
Greece
Duration:
6 hours
Operates:
Monday to Saturday
Highlights:
Free drinks included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Free snacks included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Start your Santorini wine & food tour with a hotel pickup, and then relax on the short transfer to a local vineyard - the Boutari Winery -  that’s etched into the mountainside on volcanic soil. Producing some of Santorini’s renowned volcanic wine, the vineyard relies on mineral-rich aspa (the region's unique soil) that helps create wine with crisp notes and distinctive high acidity.

After sampling some of the wine, continue to your second traditional Santorini estate, the Gavalas winery , to learn more about the various types of Santorini wine that is produced on the island. Hear about assytriko, a widely cultivated white-wine grape, as well as wines such as nykteri and vinsanto that are both made from assytriko but boast entirely different flavors.

After visiting the winery, it's time for your cooking class. Meet the chef at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, and then roll up your sleeves to help out with the preparation of several Santorini dishes. As you cook, listen to stories about the country’s gastronomy from your chef and learn about the typical dishes of Santorini. While the dishes cooked during your class will vary each time, you can expect to cook some Santorini staples such as tomato fritters, Greek salad of Santorini and a meat dish cooked with signature sweet vinsanto wine.

Towards the end of your session, sit down with your group to eat your creations along with more wine. Water is served alongside the dishes, and you can also try the Vinsanto to finish your meal like a local.

Before bidding your chef a fond farewell, take a recipe card to recreate the dishes back at home. Then, return to your minibus and finish your Santorini food experience with a hotel drop-off.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • 8 tastings of wine at two traditional wineries of Santorini (Boutari Winery and Gavalas Winery)
  • Cooking class at Aroma Avlis Food and Wine Restaurant (Artemis Karamolegos Winery)
  • Professional Chef
  • Professional guide at the wineries
  • Full 3-course lunch after the cooking lesson including wine and Vinsanto
  • Recipe card
  • Mineral water

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Departure Point

Your Santorini hotel / Apartment / AirBnB

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Hotel pick-ups will be done to the closest accessible areas; parts of Santorini are in a slope and can't be accessed by vehicles
  • Minimum age for the consumption of alcohol is 18 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • The wines served during the tour are mainly whites and dessert wines, as these are the kind of wines the island of Santorini produces. This is a gentle note for guests that only drink red wine.
  • Tour route: · Boutari Winery or Estate Argyros · Gavalas Winery or Venetsanos Winery · Aroma Avlis Food & Wine (Artemis Karamolegos Winery)
  • Cooking lesson menu:
  • Greek salad, Santorini version (vegetarian)
  • Tomato-fritters (traditional Santorini appetizer, vegetarian)
  • Local pork fillet on sweet "Vinsanto" wine sauce (signature Santorini dish)
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Our host was great. Very knowledgable and very pleasant. The dinner was fantastic and the cooking was fun. Definitely a great way to spend a day and meet new friends.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2019
This was an incredible tour, a highlight of our honeymoon and hands down the best wine tour we have ever been on in the US and Europe. Cooking class was very fun, and the food was delicious and plentiful. We cannot say enough good things about this tour.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We have never learned so much on a wine tour while having an amazing time. Aggelos was our tour guide and he was very knowledgeable and made our group bond and have a great time together. We didn't know anyone else but after a few glasses of wine and plenty of laughs, we felt like we have all known each other for years. This tour is a great way to see the wineries of Santorini and learn about Greek food also. The views are spectacular and the wine is some of the best!
• Submitted 29 Oct 2018
Our driver Anton turned out to be a sommelier and was incredibly informative and passionate. We learned so much about wine and how to appreciate it that made the tour experience far exceed expectations. The chef Talia was a cute young lady with a lot of energy. This tour was absolutely one of the best we have booked anywhere.
• Submitted 06 Oct 2018
Our guide and chef was absolutely incredible! Knowledgeable, funny and efficient. It was a beautiful way to spend the day.
• Submitted 11 Sep 2018
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.
• Submitted 23 Oct 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!
• Submitted 29 Sep 2017
Must do. Very great tour guide , also great meal no rush , all the wine you want to drink. Perfect
• Submitted 05 Sep 2017
Michael's knowledge of wine, food and Santorini culture was fantastic
• Submitted 20 Aug 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.
• Submitted 07 Aug 2017
One of the best tours we took in Greece! Amazing tour guide who knew so much about the history of wine!
• Submitted 16 Apr 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!
• Submitted 28 Feb 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!
• Submitted 16 Jan 2017
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.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2016
My husband and I very much enjoyed this day tour. We learned, we sampled, we cooked, and we would highly recommend!
• Submitted 12 Sep 2016
One of the BEST things to do on Santorini! It was incredible.
• Submitted 07 Jul 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.
• Submitted 24 May 2016
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!!!
• Submitted 05 Nov 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.
• Submitted 14 Oct 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.
• Submitted 24 Sep 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!
• Submitted 21 Sep 2015
Great days,lots of information.fantastic food and wine
• Submitted 04 Sep 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.
• Submitted 26 Aug 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.
• Submitted 06 Jul 2015

In Brief

Location:
Santorini, Greece
Country:
Greece
Duration:
6 hours
Operates:
Monday to Saturday
Highlights:
Free drinks included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Free snacks included
Informative, friendly and professional guide