The wine of Santorini is strong and tasty. It is produced using the local grapes which are not watered properly as the island is rather dry. Nevertheless the fertile soil - due to the volcano - gives a special identity to the grapes and to the wine produced by them.
The main types of wine produced in Santorini are:
The wine is made in the traditional way . During August the visitor may participate in the wine making. The local producers will allow him to consume as much wine as he wishes, for free.
- Brusko - Red / dry / strong
- Nichteri - White / dry / strong
- Vissando - Red / sweet / extremely strong (looks and tastes like liqueur)
The wine is stored in - kanaves - (cellars). Many kanaves are in Mesa and Exo Gonia villages.