The volcano endowed Santorini with a special range of local products and wines. Vegetables that thrive in this volcanic soil (dehydrated tomatoes, white aubergines, tiny zucchini) acquire a dynamite flavor.
The fava stands out, which after the efforts of the Santo cooperative was registered as a PDO product, the tomato, for which a patent application has already been submitted, as well as the capers.
The restaurants of Santorini are a model for the whole of Greece, utilizing local products in a creative spirit.
The quality wine of Santorini is today considered the most characteristic and interesting Greek white in foreign markets.
The healthy competition of the local wineries led the wine of Santorini, the dry, the Vinsanto or even the previously unknown Mezzo (semi-sweet) and red from Mavrotragano or Mandilaria to become the “diamonds” of the experts and the consumer public.
However, apart from a special wine-producing area of Greece with a special interest for wine lovers, as a travel destination Santorini is offered for acquaintance with the world of wine, since many of its wineries can be visited, with special tastings, shops and old canapes (the typical caves and wineries of the island).
Also a characteristic image that you will see driving on the island are the vineyards, the “baskets” formed by the vines due to the pruning that protects them from the north winds and the clouds of dust and sand.