Wine Making

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:

  1. Brusko - Red / dry / strong
  2. Nichteri - White / dry / strong
  3. Vissando - Red / sweet / extremely strong (looks and tastes like liqueur)
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.

The wine is stored in - kanaves - (cellars). Many kanaves are in Mesa and Exo Gonia villages.

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