Santorini winery experiences & tours
The Santorini wine region is located on the island of Santorini in the Cyclades archipelago of Greece. The island is known for its unique terroir and winemaking traditions, which have been shaped by its volcanic soils and the island's unique microclimate. The region is particularly known for producing high-quality white wines made from the Assyrtiko grape variety.
The vineyards in Santorini are grown in a unique way, they are planted in circular shapes in order to protect the grapes from the strong winds. The grapes are grown in low-yielding bush vines that are trained in a basket shape to protect the grapes from the sun, the grapes are grown in a volcanic soil, which gives the wine a unique mineral character.
Santorini's wines are known for their high acidity, minerality and aging potential. The Assyrtiko grape variety is known for its high acidity, which gives the wines a crisp and refreshing taste, as well as a strong minerality that is characteristic of wines grown on volcanic soils. The wine is also known for its aging potential, with some wines able to age for over a decade and maintain their freshness and complexity.
In recent years, the wine region of Santorini has gained international recognition for its wines and has become a popular destination for wine tourism. Many wineries on the island offer tastings and tours, allowing visitors to experience the unique terroir and winemaking traditions of Santorini.
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