wine tasting tours and winery visits
Best wine tours in Puglia
Discover Puglia and learn the history of the region's olive oil with this half-day guided bike tour. Starting out from Montalbano you’ll reach the olive grove plain and the ancient Traiana ... See More
Join this half-day tour to discover Locorotondo and Alberobello by foot and enjoy amazing wines.Locorotondo is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and the circular shape of the histo... See More
Discover the cities of Locorotondo, Martina Franca and Cisternino in Itria Valley with this wine tour.The Itria Valley is a strip of the territory of Apulia that embraces the cities of Locor... See More
Discover Locorotondo and enjoy a wine tasting in the Itria Valley with this half-day tour. Locorotondo is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and the circular shape of the historic c... See More
Enjoy a day discovering Puglia's wine and gastronomic delights on this private tour near Ruvo di Puglia. Your morning will be dedicated to cheese! Visit a family-owned agriturismo where, ... See More
Discover the beautiful Itria Valley cycling your way from Locorotondo to an authentic winery for a wine tasting on this half-day, small group tour.The tour begins in the historic centre of L... See More
Why Visit Puglia?
The southern Italian region of Puglia, also known as Apulia, is idyllically situated between the Adriatic and Ionian seas. It’s a peaceful, rural region rich in culture and long-standing traditions, blessed with beautiful beaches and an abundance of local produce, most notably olives and (of course) grapes. Italy is not short of phenomenal wine regions, many of which are more well-known than humble Puglia. Yet it is, surprisingly, the second largest wine region in the country and an excellent place to visit on a wine tasting holiday.
WINE TASTING TOURS IN PUGLIA
Until recently Puglia’s contribution to the world of wine was quantity rather than quality, with the bulk of grapes harvested in the region being transported elsewhere to be used in blends. However, there are a handful of new, passionate winemakers working tirelessly to increase the quality and profile of Puglian wines. Learn more about Puglian wines by visiting local wineries on a guided wine tasting tour.
FOOD TASTING EXPERIENCES IN PUGLIA
Puglia’s picturesque landscape is awash with olive trees – around 60 million of them, growing over 50 different varieties! The region produces around 40% of Italy’s ‘liquid gold’. Learn more about Puglia’s history of olive oil production and sample some of the finest product on a cycling tour. Besides olives, other local gastronomic delights include Burrata cheese, Oricchiette pasta and bread from Altamura. Sample Puglia’s best local produce on a food tasting tour.
MORE REASONS TO VISIT PUGLIA
Puglia is dotted with charming villages and medieval towns such as Locorotondo, Ostuni and Lecce, where time seemingly stands still. Stroll the maze of narrow cobblestone streets and you will discover historic buildings, baroque churches, and tiny trattorias. Arguably the most picturesque town is Alberobello, which is home to thousands of ‘trulli’. These curious looking, conical, white-washed former dwellings boast UNESCO World Heritage status. Winerist can arrange private and group tours that intersperse wine tasting with cultural highlights.
WINERIST INSIDER TIP
Embrace the local’s leisurely pace of life. Puglia is not a region to be rushed around so don’t try and cram too much into each day.