Enjoy a one of a kind experience in the charming hills surrounding the Eternal City with this half-day wine and food tour at Minardi Frascati Winery.
You will catch the train from Rome Termini Station at 9:49am towards Frascati (a 20 minutes ride only). On arrival at Frascati railway station at 10:20am a member of the Minardi family will pick you up and take you to visit the old town of Frascati. Learn about wine and food traditions, meet local artisans and taste artisanal wine!
As soon as you arrive at the Minardi Frascati farmhouse you will meet the winemaker of the family who will take you on a tour across the old vineyards which he still takes care of with the same old farming techniques the family has been adopting for centuries. Travel into the past of winemaking, listening to the stories and experiences of someone passionate about this historic land. You will then enjoy the views from the beautiful deck of the farmhouse overlooking Rome and the vineyards of Frascati.
The family will then guide you on a visit of the old wine cellar of the historic winery where you will be introduced to the secrets and the historic winemaking processes of the famous Frascati wine. The Minardi Historic Farmhouse is now a "wine museum" in a family run wine farmhouse surrounded by ancient vineyards and olive groves.
Then it is time to taste the famous Frascati Wine! A certified wine taster of the family will guide you through a generous tasting of the three wines from the family production: the famous Frascati Superiore DOCG white wine, the Vagnolo IGP red wine as well as the Frascati DOC White Wine. You will also have an oil tasting of the family’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
The wines will be paired with a gourmet lunch served at the farmhouse consisting of several tasty appetizers followed by a first course made of Frascati and Roman Pasta, wine cookies and espresso coffee.
At the end of the lunch you will be driven back to Frascati city centre where you will be free to take the train back to Rome (there is one train every hour until the evening).
- Transportation in air-conditioned car or a minivan
- English speaking guide
- Gourmet lunch at the farmhouse
- Generous tasting of wines and olive oil
- Tour of Frascati, the vineyards and the Old Cellar of the farmhouse
- Licensed wine taster
- Train ticket from Rome Termini to Frascati (cost Eur 2.20 each way)