We begin our journey of discovery on the ancient plain of Oia, with Domaine Sigalas, because this estate is close to your Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa. This is a destination for outstanding Assyrtiko wines, but they also blend Aidani, Athiri, Mandilaria, and Mavrotragano, to obtain wines with unique character.
Domaine Sigalas is a relatively young company, as it was founded in 1991. But its reputation is already very strong, and the estate attracts hundreds of wine connoisseurs every year, for tastings, but also to enjoy refined local cuisine, in a peaceful ambiance, surrounded by the pristine nature of the Cyclades. Their food menus change seasonally, depending on availability of fresh produce, but they are always created with gusto, to pair well with the wines. For example, can you picture a perfectly cooked sea bream on artichoke purée topped with local fresh green bean salad and mavrotragano tendrils?
Domaine Sigalas is quite busy during the harvest season, but travelers enjoy visiting the vineyards and winery during the busy tourist season too. Tasting good Santorini wine and local cuisine can be a very rewarding experience. The tasting room of the winery can only hold about 40 guests, but there’s a cozy terrace in the summer, and dining al fresco under the pergola is quite refreshing.
The estate owners enjoy welcoming guests with generous hospitality. Visitors are encouraged to tour the vineyards, to take in the fresh air of the Baxedes. Grapes here grow on volcanic soil, which nourishes them, giving them a special bouquet, and vitality. After a tour of the vineyards, a break under the pergola, waiting for the fantastic Santorini sunset, is the perfect end for a perfect day.
With beautiful vineyards and a fantastic location, Domaine Sigalas is also a great spot for romantic couples. Imagine a picture of happy newlyweds against the backdrop of the Santorini sunset over leafy grape vines. Or just come with your friends and family, for a good glass of wine, in the company of the ones you love.
A multiple-award winning winery, Domaine Sigalas is our first recommendation on the island. We will follow up with other outstanding wine makers that are close to Oia. We are also serving their wines at our Alios Ilios Restaurant and we will help you choose the best to pair with our gourmet creations.