Wineries TourHalf day - approximately 5 hours
Destination 1Santo Wines Winery
``Santo Wines'', representing all the cultivators of the island, is committed to producing authentic Santorini wines of superior quality while respecting the Santorini traditional vinification techniques, protecting the precious Santorini vineyard and its sustainable development.
Destination 2Wine Museum – Koutsoyiannopoulos
The Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum occupies a natural cave. It is eight meters below ground, 300 meters long and has a labyrinth-like shape. The Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum presents the history of wine and the life of vine-growers in Santorini since the 1600s.
It took twenty-one years of hard work, patience and perseverance to create the wine museum. This endeavour was funded entirely by our family.
During the tour, the visitors have the opportunity to see representations of the history of wine. An automatic audio guide is available in fourteen languages , and a guidebook is also available in twenty-two languages.
Our family created the museum out of its love and passion for tradition and wine. As fourth-generation winemakers, we are proud to continue the tradition of producing high quality wines.
"The whole range of tools , vessels and machinery are genuine and rare pieces, which have been valued greatly by past generations of the Koutsoyannopoulos family through years of use".
The stages of the winemaking process and the whole range of machinery are presented in chronological order. The visitors can experience the stages of pruning and ploughing of the vineyards, harvesting , stomping and weighing of the grapes. The rare exhibits, including winemaking machinery and tools, will take the visitors back in time to another era.
Lastly, the visitors will have the opportunity to taste four of the best wines that our winery produces today, in a specially designed wine-tasting area. In this manner, the visitors will keep the memory of travelling into the past alive.
The Cycladic culture, the process and the hardships of winemaking continue to captivate thousands of visitors each year.
Destination 3Sigalas Winery
On the ancient plain of Oia, in the island of Santorini, the winery of DOMAINE SIGALAS can be found. Here, the most vibrant variety of the Mediterranean zone, the Santorini Assyrtiko as well as the Aidani, Athiri, Mandilaria and the Mavrotragano are put to the best use possible, and with the proper respect to their organoleptic characteristics, the quality wines are produced which receive acclaim in international competitions, both in Greece and abroad.