Small-Group Santorini Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

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Small-Group Santorini Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour
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Sip your way around Santorini on a 4,5-hour island wine tour, visiting three of the most legendary wineries. Savor up to 12 different varietals made from grapes such as the Assyrtiko and learn about Santorini’s volcanic viticulture. Walk at a volcanic vineyard and explore the wineries' cellars where the wine is produced. If you want to enhance the experience, upgrade to a sunset tour to pair your wine tastings with sunset views and local island tapas and snacks. Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group tour for a more personalized experience.
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In Brief

Location:
Santorini, Greece
Country:
Greece
Duration:
4 hours 30 minutes
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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Book your daytime or sunset tour and start your experience with a hotel and Airbnb pickup. 

Daytime Tour (available April to early November):Travel by a modern air-conditioned minivan to the first of the three traditional wineries and, on route, learn from your guide about wine production on Santorini and the varietals that you may try during the day.

Producing some of the most distinctive wine in the Mediterranean, the island owes its success largely to aspa, a unique blend of volcanic soil that lends its wines a rich minerality and crisp flavor. Grapes are grown in the shape of a basket close to the ground, allowing much-needed moisture from the island’s minimal rainfall to be retained effectively.

At each winery, enjoy a cellar tour with your guide to see how the winemaking process unfolds, from harvesting to maturing the wine. Plus, walk around a volcanic slope with vines to see the grapes first-hand, and sample glasses of Santorini wine galore – up to 12 glasses in total.Try popular varietals such as assyrtiko and vinsanto, and enjoy local delicacies such as cheese and tapas alongside wine-tastings.

Sunset Tour (available May 15 to September 30): After visiting the Estate Argyros or Boutari Winery, continue with a wine-tasting session at the old family winery of Gavalas and from there to the renowned Venetsanos Winery in time for Santorini’s legendary sunset. Head to the open-air terrace and enjoy a cheese and tapas plate to complement your wines against a stunning backdrop of the caldera and Aegean, just as the sun sets over the sea. Enjoy the delicious sweet Vinsanto wine before finishing your trip with a hotel drop-off. 

Approximate duration of Daytime Tour is 4,5 hours and Sunset Tour 4 hours. 

Inclusions

  • Hotel / Airbnb pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned modern Mercedes-Benz minivan
  • Wine tour guide
  • 12 wine tastings
  • Local cheese and snacks alongside wine-tastings
  • Mineral water alongside wine-tastings
  • Platter of local tapas and snacks at the last winery (if sunset tour option selected)

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

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 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.
  • The tour includes plates of cheese and snacks served alongside wine-tastings at the wineries, not a full lunch or dinner. However keep in mind that the snacks served during tour will be adequate for the time-frame the tour lasts and maybe beyond.
  • Day Tour Route (AM departure) April to early November 10 · Boutari Winery · Gavalas or Venetsanos winery · Estate Argyros or Artemis Karamolegos winery Sunset Tour Route: (PM departure) Mid-May to early October · Boutari Winery or Estate Argyros · Gavalas traditional winery · Venetsanos Winery (Sunset views, local island tapas and snacks)
  • 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

The tour was incredible. Our guide was so much fun and very informative. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour!
• Submitted 06 Nov 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed our time on the wine tasting tour. Our guide was a sommelier and provided excellent information with the types of wines and pairings. Worth the time and value for this tour.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2019
My husband and I are wine sommeliers and really did not have big expectations for this trip; but Nikos was an excellent tour guide and the three wineries selected were great examples of Greek wine. Don't shy away from this just because you think Greek wine is not very good - there were some fabulous examples of GOOD WINE this in the tour. The history back drop of the wineries and the views outside the messy old town area were a real treat!
• Submitted 09 Oct 2019
The host/guide Nickos was just wonderful. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating. This was the most pleasant and relaxing afternoon. We visited three wineries. There was so much wine, they just keep pouring wine very generously. There is also plenty of small food plates. You will not be hungry. The sunset stop at the last winery is probably beautiful, but we had a cloud day. Would definitely recommend.
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
Our tour was informative, fun, and relaxing. The 3 wineries all had something unique about them with enough food given on this tour to keep you full. We didnt feel rushed visiting these 3 wineries and have max 12 people made it intimate and personal. Antonio was very knowledgeable, professional and fun. I recommend this tour for a wonderful half day tour.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
Not only were the wineries perfect, but Angelo, our guide, was outstanding. He really made the trip!
• Submitted 17 Sep 2019
What a wonderful experience!! Mr Dennis is so knowledgeable, polite and pleasant we really enjoyed having him as our tour guide. We learned a lot. Pairings were delicious and wine were exquisite even though I’m a red wine drinker. Beautiful sunset too.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019
Great locations and views- more food came with wine tastings than expected! Great tour! Guide was very knowledgeable
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This was a great tour. From picking us up at the hotel to the different wineries with wonderful wine, beautiful little spots, awesome education of wine and Greek wine in particular and Antonio our fantastic tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about wine, history, and food pairings as well as having a great personality. We visited Avantis Estate, Artemis Karamolegos Winery and finished at Venetsanos Winery where we watched a magnificent sunset.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This tour was so informative and fun! My wife and I have made trips to Napa Valley, CA and can honestly say this was one of our favorite tours ever! Antonio was full of knowledge and educated us on not only the wines of Santorini but the world! Highly recommended.
• Submitted 09 May 2019
Our host, Angelo, was incredible. Very knowledgable, accommodating, and made the day fun. I learned a bit about wine that I didn’t know before and enjoyed the wines and snacks offered. Keep in mind, Santorini is largely whites and dessert wines.
• Submitted 24 Sep 2018
This was a fabulous tour. We did the sunset tour and visited 3 wineries and tasted 12 wines. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and offered a cheese pairing as well. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who loves wine and wants to know about the Santorini wines.
• Submitted 02 Aug 2018
I brought 13 people to Greece and this was one of several activities I planned. It was wonderful!! I loved that they picked us up and brought us back to our hotel. We went to 3 wineries and our guide was wonderful explaining how the grapes are grown (much different for our wine region) and how wine was originally made. He was very knowledgeable about the different wines and what paired well with them. The sunset at the third winerey was spectacular! This is a definite must do!!
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Angelo, was the best! He was so funny and knowledgeable. He really made the tour! Our group was of 8 which made it even more personal. Got to taste lots of great wines and see the beautiful sunset’
• Submitted 09 Jul 2018
Loved it a perfect way to finish another beautiful day in santorini. Very interesting and great selection of wine
• Submitted 07 Jul 2018
Fantastic trip
• Submitted 11 Jun 2018
Had a blast on this tour! Our tour guide was incredibly informative and welcoming
• Submitted 29 Dec 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.
• Submitted 27 Oct 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.
• Submitted 26 Oct 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!!
• Submitted 19 Oct 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!
• Submitted 19 Oct 2017
Fantastic day
• Submitted 16 Oct 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.
• Submitted 12 Oct 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.
• Submitted 01 Oct 2017

In Brief

Location:
Santorini, Greece
Country:
Greece
Duration:
4 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Monday to Saturday
Highlights:
Free drinks included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Free snacks included
Informative, friendly and professional guide