4. Santoestrella Wine tour in Santorini
You can’t leave Santorini without tasting its amazing local wines, unique because of the volcanic terroir and the different way of cultivation. We can offer you the opportunity to enjoy our local famous wines, such as white dry Assyrtiko and Nikteri and sweet Vinsanto, combined with amazing landscapes.
We may start from a new winery, located in Kontochori, close to the centre of Fira, named Anhydrous . The old open -air cinema of Fira was transformed in 2019 into a winery filled with oak wine tanks and large spaces that offer atmospheric wine tastings.
Next stop can be the unique Wine Museum of Koutsoyannopoulos located at Vothonas village. This museum happens to be nested in a cave and because of its unique position this natural labyrinth is eight meters below ground and 300 meters long. With the Koutsogiannopoulos family’s knowledge and historical exhibits, guests will get a glimpse of what life was like as a winemaker here. There you will combine the wine tasting with the study of traditional wine preparation.
We can finish our special wine trip in an exceptional architectural structure of Venetsanos winery. Located right above the port of Athinios, overlooking the magnificent caldera of Santorini, Venetsanos winery was built in 1947 by Venetsanos family and became the first industrial winery on the island. Its most distinguishing feature is the structural design, as it is built in an unconventional manner constructed from above and moving downwards, which essentially used gravity, facilitating energy efficiency at a time when access to electricity was very limited.
In this breath-taking location that offers incredible views over the caldera and volcanic islands you can indulge yourself with a special wine tasting at sunset time.