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Santo Winery cafe area

Santo Winery cafe

Santo Winery Santorini, used by permission.
Winetasting in Santorini has grown up in recent years - and no place demonstrated it more clearly than the cafe and tasting area at Santo Winery. With a world-class view from high above the famed caldera, this is a very worthwhile stop during your adventures on the island of Santorini.

The location is a terrific place to view the sunset. But if you're going to Santo in the late afternoon or evening, be aware that its elevation above the cliffs can make it a bit windy. You may be happy you brought a jacket, even when the day has been warm.

The Wines

Like all wineries on Santorini, the bottles here benefit from the unique growing conditions on the island. The rich volcanic soil contributes a distinct tang to wines grown here, and the unusual "basket" style of training the vines to protect them from the prevailing winds also plays a part.

Oenotourism Center

While at the winery you can enjoy a film about the Santo winemaking process at the Oenotourism Center. The Center is open from 10am until sunset, April-November.

Wine Events at Santo Winery

With a large open terrace area, Santo Winery frequently hosts wine and food events, among them the now-annual "Cities by the Sea" wine and gastronomy festival.

Santo Wine and Gourmet Food Shop

Obviously, Santo would be delighted to send you home with any quantity of wine. They offer special combination packages with a choice bottle packed with a variety of other Santorini specialties including the indigenous fava bean and the famed anhydrous tomato paste, prepared from tomatoes which have been watered only by the dew collecting in the porous volcanic soil. (Even if you're indifferent to tomatoes, you'll fall for this paste as a kind of volcanic vegetable caviar.) Santo Winery is easy to get to from Fira - just drive south from Fira, following the signs to Perissa. About 4 km or 2.5 miles from Fira, you'll see the winery to your right.

SantoWines Oenotourism Canter is open from April to the end of November, from 10 in the morning till sunset.

Santo Winery
Pyrgos, Santorini
Email: santorini@santowines.gr
Telephone: (011 30) 22860 28058 or (011 30) 30 22860 22596
Fax: (011 30) 22860 23137

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