4-Day Puglia Olive Harvest and Wine Tour

4-Day Puglia Olive Harvest and Wine Tour

Experience harvesting olives and taste some of Puglia's best wines

Tour type: Private , Duration: 4 Days/ 3 Nights

Product ID: 40760
Description

Discover the delights of Puglia with this all inclusive 4-day olive oil harvest and wine mini break taking place from Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th November.
Experience the joy of making Puglia’s world famous extra virgin olive oil and take some of this liquid gold home with you, to amaze your friends with! 
Visit a local family-owned frantoio (olive oil mill) and marvel as your olives are turned into extra virgin olive oil! Sample your freshly pressed olive oil and compare this to the frantoio’s flagship oils which includes some amazing flavoured varieties.
Discover some of the best wines of Puglia and visit a variety of interesting and beautiful vineyards to showcase the indigenous grape varieties of this amazing wine growing region. You will be able to taste and compare the most well know varieties such as Primitivo di Manduria and Negroamaro as well as lesser known varieties like Aglianico and Susumaniello.
Itinerary:
Day 1 - Thursday: Upon meeting your hosts at Brindisi Airport, you will be transferred to your rural accommodation at Read more

Discover the delights of Puglia with this all inclusive 4-day olive oil harvest and wine mini break taking place from Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th November.
Experience the joy of making Puglia’s world famous extra virgin olive oil and take some of this liquid gold home with you, to amaze your friends with! 
Visit a local family-owned frantoio (olive oil mill) and marvel as your olives are turned into extra virgin olive oil! Sample your freshly pressed olive oil and compare this to the frantoio’s flagship oils which includes some amazing flavoured varieties.
Discover some of the best wines of Puglia and visit a variety of interesting and beautiful vineyards to showcase the indigenous grape varieties of this amazing wine growing region. You will be able to taste and compare the most well know varieties such as Primitivo di Manduria and Negroamaro as well as lesser known varieties like Aglianico and Susumaniello.
Itinerary:
Day 1 - Thursday: Upon meeting your hosts at Brindisi Airport, you will be transferred to your rural accommodation at Masseria Giulio, a fortified farmhouse dating from the 17th century.
After settling into your room, join your hosts and fellow enogastronomic enthusiasts for a refreshing glass of prosecco on the patio and a relaxing buffet lunch of local speciality cold meats and cheeses served overlooking the beautifully landscaped gardens.
In the afternoon relax and unwind at the Masseria, soak-up some Puglian sunshine and admire the beautiful, crystal clear saline swimming pool. For those feeling a little more energetic, why not go for a gentle stroll through the countryside and surrounding olive groves, to discover some ancient trulli dwellings only found in Southern Puglia.
In the evening, you will be joined poolside by a local sommelier who will introduce you to Puglian wine and some local grape varieties. A local artisan pasta maker will be your chef for the evening and will prepare a delicious dinner using regional and seasonal produce.
Day 2 - Friday: After a leisurely breakfast served alfresco style on the patio, head out into the Puglian countryside to harvest olives! Here you will meet a local farmer who will introduce you to some of the century old techniques for harvesting olives. Then, roll-up your sleeves and have fun harvesting! After a much needed coffee break, the farmer will then show you some of the ways in which “modern” technology is being used to assist in the harvest.
Afterwards join a specially arranged Puglian Pleasures Wine Tour during which you will take a walk through a local vineyard, learn about their organic methods of viniculture, sample their award-winning wines and watch mamma, as she demonstrates the art of pasta making. She will show you how to make Orecchiette (little ears). You can even have a go yourself!
Lunch is served alfresco style under the shady olive trees and is accompanied by live local Pizzica folk music and dancing.
Later continue on to a nearby family-owned frantoio (oil mill) with the olives you have harvested in the morning to see how olive oil is produced. Your reward, is that you get to sample the fruits of your labour and taste olive oil direct from the press. You will receive the bottle olive oil which you helped to produce! Whilst the olives are being pressed, you will get the opportunity to sample some of the Frantoio’s incredible extra virgin olive oil and their flavoured oils (which are being sold in high-end delicatessens as far away as Japan). Learn how the different types of olives, climate and terrain, all contribute to the taste and quality of the oil.
In the evening, enjoy a three course meal at a nearby trattoria specialising in local, Pugliese cuisine.
Day 3 - Saturday: Travel to the fabulous “White City” of Ostuni. On the way you will pass through some fascinating ancient olive groves where the trees have been gnarled and twisted by time and the wind – a perfect spot for a quick photo-shoot.  In Ostuni, you will have time to explore the historic centre of this beautiful city and wind your way through its streets of white-washed buildings. At the top of the hill you will be rewarded with a stunning panoramic view of the coastline.
Reconvene for a quick aperitivo in a unique setting as you visit a bar converted from an old underground well. Head to the coast for a light lunch with a view, at a restaurant overlooking the Adriatic Sea just metres from where some of the seafood served will have been landed that morning.
Return to the Masseria for a siesta or to relax poolside. Before the sun sets, head to the heart of the Salento wine region to visit one of Puglia’s oldest wine estates, which happens to be an impresessive castle! Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the host who will take you on a tour of the estate, including the vineyards, impressive wine cellar (where the owners store a comprehensive back catalogue of their vintage wines). The tour concludes with a wine tasting in the cantina’s museum with one of the estate’s sommeliers.
A fabulous four course dinner served with a selection of local wines chosen specifically to complement the flavours of each dish awaits in one of the nearby towns.
Day 4 - Sunday: Sadly all good things must come to an end and after an early breakfast you will be transferred to Brindisi Airport in time for your flight home. 

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About this activity
Tour Timings
9th – 11th November 2017
Group size
2
Languages
English, Italian
The meeting point
Brindisi Airport

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Includes
  • 3-nights accommodation at Masseria Giulio, with continental style breakfast
  • Lunches and dinners with wine 
  • Visit a local family-owned olive oil mill with olive oil tasting
  • Learn how to make the local pasta, Orecchiette, from Mamma
  • Puglian Pleasures Wine Tour
  • Wine at all the listed tasting events
  • Visit Puglia's oldest wine estate 
  • Entrance fees for all listed activities and events 
  • Registered English speaking tour guides
  • Transportation, including transfers to/from airport
  • Flights to and from Brindisi Airport

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Payment Policy

A deposit of €150 is required before a reservation is confirmed, this does not form part of the rental cost. Upon arrival, this will be automatically converted into a Security Deposit.  The Security Deposit will be fully refunded within fourteen (14) days of the original Departure Date provided specified conditions are met.

Payment for the tour is split into two equal installments. The first payment is due within 14 days of the booking confirmation and the second is due 15 days prior to the Arrival Date. Where bookings are confirmed less than 15 days prior to the Arrival Date, a single payment for the full amount is required immediately.

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Currency conversion is supplied as a guide only; the exchange rate used by your bank may vary. The final payment will be charged in the local or original local currency shown.


Cancellation Policy

A thirty (30) day notice period applies to all cancellations or changes that reduce the duration of a stay.

Any cancellations or changes received more than 30 days prior to the original Arrival Date will be subject to a Cancellation Fee of €75 but any deposit or payments made will be refunded minus the Cancellation Fee.

Cancellations or changes that reduce the duration of the stay that are received 30 days or less prior to the original Arrival Date forfeit the Deposit and any Rental Payments received.


Product ID: 40760

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