A dream in the glass
Santorini is one of a handful of places that almost
everyone has on their bucket list to visit. But not
everyone knows that this tiny island – with a history
stretching back 4,000 years – also produces some
The island is made up almost entirely of volcanic soil,
with an arid climate and non-stop winds. Out of these
demanding conditions emerges bone-dry wines as
well as deliciously sweet dessert wines. Assyrtiko is
the most notable of Santorini’s grapes and is gaining
recognition in Greece and abroad, not least because
of the way it perfectly matches the iodine of fresh fish.
More than anywhere else on the planet, Santorini defines
what is meant by minerality in wine.