Experience the Volcanic Legacy in Every Glass
Welcome to the enchanting world of Santorini wine, where each sip tells the story of an island blessed by the sun and shaped by the volcano. Nestled in the heart of Oia Santorini Greece, Strogili Traditional Houses is not just a gateway to serene vistas but also to the island’s exquisite wine legacy. As you settle into our welcoming retreat, we invite you to discover the tantalizing flavors of wines that carry within them the essence of Santorini's millennia-old wine-making tradition.
A Timeless Vineyard Heritage
For those who venture to this Cycladic gem in search of breathtaking sunsets and legendary caldera views, the discovery of Santorini's wine wealth is an unexpected delight. Santorini's viticulture is a journey back in time, at least 3,500 years, to a land where ancient vines intertwine with volcanic minerals, crafting wines with soul and distinction. The Santorini wine tour is an exploration into one of the world's oldest vineyards, a testament to survival and flavor, yielding a diverse bouquet from the crisp whites like Assyrtiko to the profound reds such as Mandilaria and Mavrotragano. Immerse yourself in the island’s wine culture and revel in the robust aromas and flavors that define Santorini wine.
Assyrtiko: The Jewel in Santorini’s Crown
Dominating the wine scene, Assyrtiko is not just a grape variety; it's the heart of Santorini wine. Relish the full-bodied dry whites, some oak-aged with finesse, and the sweet nectars made from sun-dried grapes that encapsulate the volcanic spirit of the island.
Nychteri: The Rustic Night Harvest
Venture into the realm of Nychteri, the moonlit harvest's offspring, which captures the island’s nocturnal tranquility. Aged in oak barrels, it marries high alcohol content with rich acidity, ensuring a taste that is both vigorous and harmonious.
Vinsanto: Santorini’s Liquid Gold
Meet Vinsanto, Santorini wine's crowning glory, renowned for its sumptuous, sweet profile and captivating history. Adorned with the hues of the island sunsets, Vinsanto's apricot whispers and spicy undertones create a tapestry of flavors best enjoyed alongside gourmet delicacies or indulgent sweets.
Venture into the world of Vinsanto, the crowned jewel of Santorini wine, celebrated for its lush sweetness and aromatic intensity. Crafted with devotion on the sun-drenched isle of Santorini, this luscious wine is an opulent nectar, steeped in the island's rich vinicultural history.
Bearing the prestigious POP classification, which signifies a Designation of Origin of Superior Quality, Vinsanto is not simply a wine—it's a cultural heritage in a bottle. The winemaking process is a meticulous labor of love, with the Assyrtiko grape taking center stage, making up at least 51% of the blend. This is complemented by the Athiri and Aidani varietals, along with select local white grapes, culminating in a wine that is as complex as it is elegant.
The hallmark of Vinsanto comes from its unique production method. The late harvest grapes are left to bask under the Santorini sun for approximately two weeks, achieving an exquisite concentration of natural sugars and flavors. These sun-kissed grapes are then meticulously fermented and aged for a minimum of two years in oak barrels, a process that imbues Vinsanto with its characteristic golden-orange to dark amber hue. In the realm of taste, Vinsanto is unrivaled, offering a bouquet that dances with notes of dried apricots, golden raisins, and a mélange of dehydrated fruits, all entwined with sweet spices and a whisper of mineral undertones.
When it comes to pairing, Vinsanto is versatile and generous. It complements an array of gourmet selections, from the richness of dark chocolate and the creamy delight of caramel desserts to the savory boldness of foie gras and robust, spicy cheeses. This wine stands as a testament to the island's winemaking prowess and offers a sip of Santorini's soul to connoisseurs and casual enthusiasts alike.
Embark on a Santorini Wine Adventure
Whether dining in an exquisite restaurant overlooking the Aegean Sea or visiting the secluded wineries cradled by Santorini's rugged landscape, the island’s wines promise a sensory journey unlike any other. Hotel in Oia guests can indulge in the opulent heritage of Santorini wine, pairing it with local gastronomy or sipping it under the starlit sky.
Your Home in Oia: Strogili Traditional Houses
At the end of a day filled with adventure and enchantment, return to the comforting embrace of Strogili Traditional Houses. Choose from our array of traditional yet luxurious accommodations, designed to cater to every need and preference:
Plunge into the enchanting arms of Oia and allow the legendary Santorini wine to enrich your visit with memories to treasure—a mosaic of unparalleled flavors, a heritage valued across the ages, and an adventure that will resonate with you well beyond the conclusion of your travels.