4-Days Puglia Wine, Food and Culture Tour

4-Days Puglia Wine, Food and Culture Tour

Fantastic introduction to Puglia, its wine, its food and its culture

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

Product ID: 40649
Description

Relax and unwind with this all inclusive 4-day mini break, and sample Puglian wine, food and culture. If you have never been to Puglia before, this mini break is a fantastic introduction to the region.
You will 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.
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Relax and unwind with this all inclusive 4-day mini break, and sample Puglian wine, food and culture. If you have never been to Puglia before, this mini break is a fantastic introduction to the region.
You will 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 to the home of the world famous Primitivo di Manduria grape. Here you will visit the impressive museum of wine and rural life housed underneath the town’s wine co-operative  in the original wine cellars. The co-operative is instrumental in promoting and developing  primitivo wine and you will have the opportunity to taste some of their internationally acclaimed wines.
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. Afterwards there will be time to relax, read a book or take a siesta at the masseria.
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. 
Please note: The tour is only available on the following dates: September 14th-18th, October 12th-16th and November 9th-13th.

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Tour Timings
Thursday Morning - Sunday Morning
Group size
2 - 5
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 
  • Wine at all the listed tasting events
  • Entrance fees for all listed activities and events
  • Learn how to make the local pasta, Orecchiette, from Mamma
  • Puglian Pleasures Wine Tour
  • Visit Puglia's oldest wine estate 
  • Visit the beautiful “White City” of Ostuni
  • Visit the town of Manduria
  • Registered English speaking tour guides
  • Transportation, including transfers to/from airport
  • Flights to and from Brindisi

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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 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: 40649

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