My wife and I visited Santo Winery while staying in Santorini on our honeymoon. We took the bus from Fira to the winery for a wine tasting. We sat outside on their big patio overlooking the caldera. The views were absolutely amazing! We ordered the tasting for two, which was twelve generous pours of wine along with snacks. Very good value for the money. We were impressed with the wines and enjoyed relaxing and taking in the view. It was overrun with tour groups periodically, but it's hard to avoid this on Santorini. Definitely worth a stop to enjoy the wine and spectacular views.
If you have a feel for good or bad wines these wines while maybe good for. santorini don't make the grade . The views are to die for you are on hill with views of the island . We did the wine sampling and left without a purchase . Say tour bus after bus come but why?...
A crowded commercialized tourist location. However the views of the sea, Santorini and the volcano are breathtaking. Who thought we'd find a drinkable white wine and a very good desert wine on an island in the middle of the Aegean?
We have been to many wineries in California and the experience is of course the main attraction, the wine, but also what really adds is the person providing the wine tasting. The view of the caldera was spectacular and the 6 wine tastings were quite good but a total deduction was because of the person behind the bar. A half smile would at least be appreciated. I liked the white wines but not a fan of the reds but I am partial to whites. A vin santo dessert wine was the last tasting. With the wine, cheese, hard pretzels, and tomato paste were servedThe shop was great with a wide variety of wines and other quality souvenirs. We did buy several bottles of wine and felt like they were very reasonably priced.We were the only ones there and so glad the tour buses weren't there
This is a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine. We tried a collection of different red and white wines, and they were all great. Unfortunately the changed one of the reds to a white, so instead of having 3 white and 2 red, we got 4 whites. So the decription that matched each wine didn't match with that one. But it was a minor problem, because it all tasted wonderful.
Definitely recommend this place to visit and take many different wines, and believe me you will find a lot of good wines and quaint. Anyway, I left there with a big bag full of good variety of wines. Especially good is a dessert wine made from dried grapes pressed called Vinsato.
This is not a place if you are used to have a good service. Nor some unique wines to taste (I guess that's what you are expecting). Nor a place for honeymooners if you are expecting a special treat or something. Just the views and the shop. Nothing to see if you want to see the traditional way of wine making. Too commercial, too crowded, very bad service, and the wines that you can find at every shop in Santorini. If you have visited already all the wineries of the island and need this one to close the list, go.
During our stay on glorious Santorini we visited Santo Winery as part of a bus tour and were very impressed, the wines were good and the olives, tomatoes and the salty cheese was something to write home about, scrumptious.A beautifully set out place overlooking the water you could relax there all day with a wine or two just taking it all in. Well run with good staff it was a good tasting with amazing views. If you go to Santorini pay this winery a visit you will enjoy it .
My husband and I came here for a wine tasting with a tour and it was great! They greeted our tour group right away and had samples for us within minutes. They were very busy as well, so quite impressed with how fast the service was. Great day activity!