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Santorini island besides the inspiring scenery and romantic sunsets is also a gastronomic destination, and where is good food there is good wine! Wine production in santorini goes centuries back in time and there is a number of different wineries, 19 to be exact. Each and every one unique for their history, flavor, location, facilities and most importantly the people who are behind the making process.The volcanic soil and the microclimate is what makes the grapes here stand out from the rest of the world.We are here to take you on a journey through space and time so you can learn what is so unique about wine making on the island. We handpicked three wineries for you to explore in this tour.The mindset behind these selections is so you can get the big picture about the wine making methods the tasting experiences as well as to mentain a great vibe throughout our tour.Here are a few words for the ones we have selected ...
Hatzidakis winery - Pyrgos
The first winery is located on a hill side below the village of Pyrgos and its surrounded by vineyards all around, one of the greenest places in the island. The winery is literally inside a big cave and this makes the perfect conditions for production and storing. Hatzidakis winery was the first to grow organically and is the only one that is officially certified for biologiacal cultivation in Santorini and all this make it a great start in our tour.
Gavalas winery - Megalochori
Gavalas family winery, one of the oldest wineries in Santorini, lies in the traditional village of Megalochori. A small winnery in terms of size as well as production that does not exceed 80.000 bottles annualy. Gavalas winery vinifies the most vibrant variety in greece, Assyrtiko as well as Aidani, Mavrotragano and Mandilaria. In order to show the ritchness of the land Gavalas is the only winery in Santorini that vinifies the indigenous rare varieties of Katsano and Voudomato. The aftertatse of this little winery is as authentic as it gets.
Estate Argyros has been established in 1903, but Argyros family has been involved in wine production long before that. Its the largest private owner of vineyards in Santorini and curent landholdings exceed 120 ha, a vast four generations long term investment. There is no doubt who is leading the wine industry in Santorini regarding the size of production, but recently Argyros family took a step further and renovated the whole estate to keep up with the demand as year after year Santorinian wines are getting more and more recognized and established in the world map of wine. The new estate makes a great impression from the very first moment, big, bright and spacious, indoor and outdoor areas for wine tasting overlooking the vineyards.
These three wineries gives a complete taste of what Santorinian wines have to offer. Hopping from one winery to the other offers great views over the island and informative insights about the island!