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Sample Wine at Domaine Sigalas on Santorini

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The Greek island of Santorini has a long and interesting when it comes to wine-making. Santorini is the oldest vineyard in all of Europe. The vineyards were destroyed when the island was covered in a thick layer of lava during the 1640 BC volcanic eruption. Since then, grapes have been the only plants to survive in the new soil that was created. The unique soil helps to produce grapes that cannot be found anywhere else. From these grapes, delicious wines are made. Sample some of these wines at Domaine Sigalas on Santorini.

About Domaine Sigalas

The winery of Domaine Sigalas is located on an ancient plain in Oia, Santorini. Sigalas Winery was founded in 1991 and originally located in the traditional canava of the Sigalas family. A new facility where wine could be produced, aged, and bottled was constructed in 1998. Since that time, the winery has expanded and modernized. In 2003, the company was renamed Domaine Sigalas. Today, Domaine Sigalas produces about 300,000 bottles of wine every year. Wines produced by Domaine Sigalas are exported to countries including: Canada, Sweden, Brazil, Australia, Holland, and Germany to name a few.

Domaine Sigalas has won awards including gold medal in the 18th International Wine Competition in Thessaloniki, gold medal in the Decanter Wine Awards, and gold medal in the Texsom International Wine Awards for their Sigalas Santorini PDO 2017 just to name a few.

Domaine Sigalas prides itself on producing wines using technical savvy, along with the traditions of Santorini, while also being creative, which results in wines that are of high quality.

Sample Wine at Domaine Sigalas on Santorini

Domaine Sigalas Winery is open to the public. Visitors can tour the facilities and taste the delicious wines they produce. During a tour, visitors will be taught about the different stages of wine production. The wine tasting room can accommodate up to 40 guests at a time. The location of the winery adds to the experience. The wine tasting room faces to the west allowing you to enjoy the sun setting against the vineyard as you sip on wine. If you want to enjoy dinner while visiting the winery, this can be arranged as well. A dinner can serve 4 – 10 guests. Wine tastings are available every day of the week, though hours vary slighty.

Getting to Domaine Sigalas

You can get to Domaine Sigalas Winery by bus or by car. During the summer months, the buses that run from Fira to Oia run every 30 minutes. When arriving by bus, you will want to stop at Foinikia Village and then follow the sign that says “Streets of Wine Domaine Sigalas.” Turn right and the walk to Domaine Sigalas is just 10 minutes and offers a lovely view. If you rent a car and drive, you can follow the central street of Fira – Oia. Once in Oia, on the right hand side you will see the “Streets of Wine Domaine Sigalas” sign. You can drive down this street and wind up at Domaine Sigalas.

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