Santorini 3 Best Wineries to Visit

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The 3 Best Wineries on Santorini - Gavalas Winery, Santo Wines, and Venetsanos Winery. MORE DETAILED SANTORINI VACATION PLANNING LINKS IN DESCRIPTION BELOW. Each has their own charm, amazing location, and great wine. Read our deep review of each and all the rest of Santorini's best wineries:

Gavalas Winery in Megalochori: A small, friendly Megalochori winery that has been family-run for 5 generations, and my favorite winery on Santorini. Gavalas offers an intimate wine tasting experience without the views you find at nearby Santos and Venetsanos (though Perissa can be seen in the distance from the outside patio). Three tasting options are offered with a small selection of wine is available for purchase at reception. Tours take about an hour. There’s no restaurant on site but there is a good taverna nearby that serves traditional Greek food. Open April through October. Drop-ins are welcome, but it’s a good idea to make reservations, especially with larger groups.

Santo Wines in Pyrgos: A large, modern winery with stunning views of the caldera and cliffs. One of the Santorini’s most popular wineries for tasting, Santo makes and sells a wide range of wines that include white, red, sparkling, oak-aged and unoaked, and Vinsanto dessert wine. Santo’s on-site restaurant offers a good variety of snacks, entrees, and desserts (including a continental breakfast menu, kids’ menu, and prix fixe gastronomy menus), and their large wine shop also sells a comprehensive collection of local gourmet items.

Venetsanos Winery in Megalochori: A charming winery, featuring traditional Cycladic architecture and offering gorgeous views of the caldera and volcanic cliffs. Venetsanos offers a handful of wines for tasting, using mostly Assyrtiko and Mandilaria grapes. An a la carte menu with a variety of cheeses and some traditional food items like dolmathes is available to accompany tastings, and served as dinner on their Sunset Terrace from May to mid-October. Open daily most of the year, with tours offered hourly. Make a reservation in advance by telephone or online, as it does get busy.

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00:00 Introduction
00:18 Gavalas Winery
01:24 Santo Wines
02:54 Venetsanos Winery

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