(Santorini Wine Tour) Thira
Fira 1564, Thira 847 00, Greece
| +30 693 296 0062
Taste Santorini's Splendid WineSantorini has much more to offer than just stunning beaches and cool-blue infinity pools. The Greek island - which some believe was once to home to the lost civilization of Atlantis - has incredibly unique gastronomy and special wine, the latter of which is especially known for its mineral characteristics. Today, Santorini's soil - which is rich in lava and pumice stone, as well as ash and limestone - helps protect the island's grapevines from Phylloxera pests, while lending the wine its delightfully-bubbly notes.
We went on a late afternoon wine tour, visiting three wineries and sampling 15 different wines. One winery was traditional in its approach (Gavalas), another experimental (Argyros), and the other modern (Sigalas). It was fun sampling effervescent whites, rich reds, and the beloved dessert wine, Vinsanto, all the while knowing that Santorini Wine Tours would get us back to our studio apartment safely.
My post: http://triciaannemitchell.com/2013/07/13/santorini-wine-tasting-greek-wine/
Our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvBOJFBl8iw