Santorini and Greek Varietals

Vineyard practices are fundamental to the process of making wine and also the outcome of what we ultimately decide to drink. Across the world, these methods vary because of soil conditions and climate. One of the most unusual vineyard practices I discovered while visiting Santorini, Greece.

Santorini sits perched high above the sea, approximately 900 feet. Access to the island is by ship, and a cable car rides up to the top of the island cliff. The architecture, whitewashed cubical structures give the island a spotless modern appearance. In a way, it reminds me of the adobe homes one finds on a Pueblo in New Mexico. The only difference is the sandstone hues with brown accents versus Santorini’s crisp white facades often decorated in blue trim, especially the domed roofs.

Santorini is one of the Cyclades Islands located in the Aegean Sea. Its crescent-shaped formed by a volcano, known as the Minoan Eruption that erupted over 3600 years ago. Following the volcanic eruption, a Caldera formed, which today becomes part of the beauty one observes while visiting Santorini.

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Note: Common to the travel and wine industry, this writer was hosted to her visit and the wine tastings. While it has not influenced this review, the writer believes in full disclosure.