Roma Wine & Food Tour | The Grand Wine Tour

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Roma Wine & Food Tour

  • 8 hours

What is included:

  • 1 Private Guided Vineyard & Winery Tour

  • 1 Fine-dining lunch with wine pairing

What is not included:

  • Gratuites

  • What is not mentioned in “What’s included”

Transport


140

Explore the Roman countryside and discover the area’s pioneering wines.


Agro Pontino Valley Territory

The Agro Pontino Valley lays about 50 kilometres southeast of Rome, along the coast in the Pontine Marshes. The former marshland has been undergoing various drainage and development projects since the time of the Romans, and was finally made inhabitable in the 20th century. A network of canals built post-World War II have successively dried the valley out and has turned into an agricultural hub for wheat, fruit and vineyards. The area’s proximity to sea ensures that the vineyards are well-ventilated with the style of winemaking was studied from other famous coastal areas including Bordeaux, California and Australia.

  • Day 1: Morning

    Private Guided Winery Tour at Casale del Giglio


    Founded by Dino Santarelli in 1967, Casale del Giglio is situated in the Agro Pontino Valley about 50km south of Rome. Before founding the winery, this region was relatively unexplored from the point of viticulture.

    In 1985, Dino’s son, Antonio, followed in his father’s winemaking footsteps and set out on an intense adventure researching the best varieties to plant at the winery. They were inspired and guided by the models of cultivation practiced in Bordeaux, Australia and California because of their coastal locations, exactly like the Agro Pontino Valley which benefits greatly from its proximity to the Tyrrhenian Sea.

    In the end, almost 60 different experimental varietals were planted, including Syrah, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon, Viognier and Petit Manseng. The winery, which today owns 180 hectares of vineyards, has received high praise in both the Italian and international market. Its flagship label is Mater Matuta, a blend of Syrah and Petit Verdot that has a highly concentrated and austere profile of wild black fruits (blackberry, currants), complex spices and a deep ruby colour.

    Winery Tour

    Beginning at the front entrance of the winery, you will walk through the vineyards to reach the entrance of the cellar. From here you will be led to a terrace with sweeping, panoramic views of the entire estate. Afterwards, you will visit the cellar where research microvinifications of the experimental vines planted in 1985 continue to take place, as well as explore the ageing rooms.

    Following the cellar, you will be guided to the Natural Oasis, a pond that is fed by a natural spring that runs through the estate and is surrounding by a forest of trees native to the Mediterranean’s Maquis shrubland. Back at the winery, you will be guided to our tasting room to enjoy a wine tasting & lunch.

  • Day 1: Lunch

    Private lunch with wine pairing at family’s property


    The family will be happy to host you for a private four-course meal paired with four Casale del Giglio wines to give you a true taste of Roman cuisine.

    The menu is as follows:

    - Aperitif in the Garden / Gratin with Artichokes Satrico Lazio Bianco IGT 
    - Mezze maniche alla Gricia / Mezze Maniche with sausage, crunchy pig’s cheek, black pepper and pecorino cheese Antinoo Lazio Bianco IGT 
    - Abbacchio al forno con patate arrosto / Roasted lamb served with potatoes Mater Matuta Lazio Rosso IGT
    - Crostata di Arance /Tart with orange marmalade Aphrodisium Late Harvest
    - Coffee & Grappa of Shirah

What is included:

  • 1 Private Guided Vineyard & Winery Tour

  • 1 Fine-dining lunch with wine pairing

What is not included:

  • Gratuites

  • What is not mentioned in “What’s included”