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Luxury Wine Tour of Apulia

March 19, 2010

Luxury Wine Tour of Apulia, a fantastic opportunity to visit the unspoiled Puglia region with its amazing wineries, tasting their delicious wines and experiencing the quality of the regional cuisine.

Great food&wine, astonishing landscapes, deep culture&traditions, elegant and luxury accommodations… always feeling the warmth of locals!!!

Wine production in Puglia is among the first ones in Italy, with Apulian producers mostly focusing on quality production.

Puglia is rich of autochthonous grapes having great potentials, such as Negroamaro, Primitivo and Uva di Troia, which in the last years have become more and more popular, therefore contributing the the rebirth of Apulian wines. The wines mainly representing Apulia are reds and roses, however in the region are also produced interesting white wines, also with autochthonous grapes.During the tour you will taste the following grape varieties: Moscato of Trani, Verdeca, Malvasia of Salento, Primitivo, Salice Salentino and Negroamaro.

All visits to winemakers (Rivera; Cocevola; Albea; Rubino; Due Palme; Leone De Castris) involve a visit to the cellars, an introduction to the wines produced hold by the owner or the local oenologist and a wine tasting with some local food appetizers.

OTHER TOUR DATES: Sep 05, Oct 10

Group size: The trip is based of minimum 8 travelers.

(see the video overview)

Trip Report From Vines and Villas

March 11, 2009
Crostini toscani served at an osteria in Florence.
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Here is a quote from Bill at Vines and Villas on a recent tour in Tuscany…

“October is the loveliest time to be in Tuscany, I’m salivating already!

I’m not usually drawn to tours but this tour has a soul to it. This is not your run of the mill greatest hits of Tuscany line up:

I lived in Florence for years before discovering little gems like Castellina in Tuscany. I promise you that you will never approach food the same way again after actually taking a cooking class in Italy.

Bring home a wheel of pecorino and some packets of dried porcini mushrooms. Buon appetito!”


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