While in Kamari, visit Gaia winery. Once a tomato cannery, the stone building that houses the winery, with its beachfront open-air tasting room, is unique. Santorini’s main grape variety, Assyrtiko, is known for its strong mineral character and crisp acidity. Because it’s so windy in Santorini, the vines are pruned with wreath-like baskets to shelter the grapes from wind and sand. The bone-dry Thalassitis and my favorite, Assyrtiko by Gaia – Wild Ferment, are perfect food-pairing white wines. Gaia also makes red wines and Vinsanto.