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“Boutari Wineries - Must go for wine/food pairings”
Review of Boutari Winery

Boutari Winery
Ranked #5 of 12 things to do in Megalochori
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Boutari is one of the most awarded and most historical companies of quality wine making in Greece. It was established in 1879 in Naoussa. Boutari winery Santorini was the first winery on the island to offer tours, tastings and art programs since 1990. Its dazzling white dome was voted as one of the 10 architectural wine wonders of the world. Santorini is a magical place for making wine. Our goal is to share with you our passion for top quality winemaking. We are open every day from 10:00 – 19:00 for wine-tastings, lunch and wine-shopping. We offer everyday 5 different Food and Wine experiences. It will be our pleasure to welcome you at our winery!
Ashburn, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Boutari Wineries - Must go for wine/food pairings”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

This winery did the best wine and food pairing that I have ever had (and I've been to several places in Napa/Sonoma, NYS and Italy). First we were given one glass of white wine, and then they brought out appetizers with a different wine. Then came the salad with another. Then another wine that initially I thought was good but maybe I wouldn't be purchasing any. Then they brought the main course. It was an actual OMG moment when the main dish, pork loin, was coupled with the wine. Of course, yes, I made a purchase! It was superb!

Visited July 2013
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Louisville, Kentucky
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“great wine!”
Reviewed 13 July 2013

My wife and I took the bus from our hotel to Boutari which was a pretty short trip. If you ask the bus driver to drop you off at the winery, chances are they will. The winery offered a free tour with the purchase of a tasting (either 6 or 8 euros). There were plenty of nice wines to choose from, and they will ship them for you if you want to purchase a case, which we did. It was interesting to see the differences in the way that they make wine in a dry atmosphere and learn the effects that it has on the grapes and the production process. If you're interested in doing something other than going to the beach and want to get away from the tourists on the cruises, it's a great way to spend a few hours.

Visited July 2013
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Norman, Oklahoma
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great service, knowledgable staff, laid back atmosphere”
Reviewed 30 June 2013

We loved this winery. It was not as populated as others-- a hidden gem. And of course, the wine was fantastic!!

Visited July 2012
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
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“Enjoyable and educational wine tour. Worth the visit.”
Reviewed 20 October 2012

My hubby and I have little to no knowledge when it comes to wine but decided to go on a wine tour anyways on our honeymoon. I initially had my heart set on visiting Santos Winery given the wonderful reviews on tripadvisor, but since we did not rent a car (we were too afraid to drive on the narrow cliff side roads), we had a change in plan when hubby found out about the Boutari Winery tour at the bus station information desk. The private tour was Eur35 per pax, which includes an informational visit around the vineyard, 8 glasses of wine and transfers back and forth Oia. The price we paid seems a little expensive now, but it was nonetheless a great time and fun memory for us. Our guide Dimitris was friendly and knowledgable. He enlightened us with much information about Santorini and wine. Our wine tasting was complimented with a cheese/meat/bread/veg platter. The best part? We don't have to be herded around like those tourists from the big buses and get enjoy a fun, light-hearted evening.

Visited October 2012
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Easton, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great stop”
Reviewed 19 October 2012

Even though there is "no view" at this winery, it's worth a stop. The white wines were great. They are very friendly, very helpful and take a lot of time with you. They also give you a complimentary small plate of cheese, olives, meats and dipping oil to go with your tasting.

Visited October 2012
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