Puglia Wine Experience

4 days

The heel of Italy is a wine and food lovers' paradise, with some of the world’s finest primitivo wines and an honest earth-to-table cuisine – not to mention it’s stunning emerald-green coastline glittering limestone precipices and long sandy beaches. And with barely a tourist in sight, you’ll wish you’d discovered it sooner. This four day wine tour takes you to the heart of this region as you meet the humble wine makers and taste their heartfelt produce.

Trip Highlights

  • Return flights to Brindisi (hold luggage not included)

  • Relax for 3 nights in a charming Masseria in the Brindisi province

  • Explore the wine regions of Valle d’Itria and Brindisi with a dedicated expert wine guide and driver

  • Visit five ‘Cantinas’ and meet the humble wine makers, taste their wines and share their passion. You will also enjoy a tasting of local olive oils

  • Enjoy two traditional Pugliese lunches perfectly paired wines

  • Enjoy walking tours of the historic towns of Martina Franca and Brindisi

from £1,248 per person

This is a guide price based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a room. Flights are included with this package.


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Trip details

Day 1

Check in to your home for the next three nights – an 18th century converted farmhouse set on seven hectares of farmland in the tranquil heart of Apulia’s countryside between verdant hills and centuries-old olive trees. Choose from serviced hotel rooms or self –catering apartments made of local limestone. This afternoon is all about relaxing – take a dip in the outdoor pool and hot tub, or explore the seven hectare vegetable garden. If you’re feeling more adventurous, pack a picnic and explore the local area on bikes. Just 40 minutes drive east are the beaches of the Adriatic coast and 45 minutes west and you can have your feet in the Mediterranean.

Day 2

This morning your dedicated wine guide will meet you after breakfast and take you on your first full wine tour of the Valle d’Itria – a scenic drive of vineyards, olive groves and the architypical and quite peculiar classic coned roofs of Trulli. Here you’ll visit three ‘Cantinas’ and meet the humble wine makers behind this world-famous wine region tasting a number of their wines. Since the region is equally famous for it’s olives you’ll also experience a tutored olive oil tasting and stop for a traditional Pugliese lunch and a short walking tour of Martina Franca- one of the oldest cities in the Valle d’Itria.

Day 3

Your second wine tour takes you to the Brindisi wine region and coastline. Here you’ll visit two Cantinas with slightly different tastes, terrioirs and grapes from the previous day. The predominent grape variety is Negroamaro which is highly tannic, late-ripening and often blended with Malvasia Nera, Montepulciano and Sangiovese with dark, baked fruit flavours. Enjoy a wine pairing lunch before a tour of the historic centre of Brindisi; Italy’s largest natural port.

Day 4

Enjoy a final dip in the pool,  explore the local olive groves or take a cookery lesson for lunch before bidding ciao.

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