Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome and escape to the nearby wine producing oasis of Frascati.
Located just 25 minutes by train from Rome (40 minutes by car), Frascati is an area of outstanding beautiful green countryside and rolling hills offering panoramic views of the capital. With a fascinating and extensive history of wine production dating back to Roman times, the area’s rich volcanic soil produces consistently delicious wines that are famous throughout the country.
Once arrived at Frascati railway station, a family member of the winery will show you the old town of Frascati where you can discover places and listen to the anecdotes of old wine & food traditions, meet local artisans and taste their wines!
Upon arrival at the vineyards farmhouse, you will be welcomed by an English-speaking wine tasting expert from the family who will be your guide throughout your visit.
This traditional family-owned winery has been producing quality wines since the 19th century and continue to put their passion for the process and the land into everything they do.
You will begin with a tour of the old vineyards and discover some of the old farming techniques that the family still use today. Stories from the family history and from the history of the region will give you a real feel for the area and deepen your understanding of how the wine making process begins.
A trip to the wine cellar follows and you will explore the centuries-old methods and family secrets that go into every single bottle.
Now it is time to taste the wines you have been hearing all about! On a peaceful panoramic terrace overlooking Rome in the distance and the lush vineyards below, you can sit back and relax as you gaze over the beautiful scenery below. A certified wine taster of the family will guide you through a generous tasting of three wines of 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 the chance to try the family’s wonderful Extra Virgin Olive Oil at the same time.
All the wines will be paired with a delicious Gourmet Lunch served at the farmhouse.
Lunch will consist of several tasty, locally produced cheeses and meats as an appetizer, followed by a first course of homemade pasta. Wine is included, as well as water, espresso coffee and homemade wine cookies.
After your meal you will be dropped off at Frascati Center, where you can walk around free of choice before you return to Rome (trains departure hourly until the evening).
This truly memorable experience will stay with you for many years to come and is suitable for wine novices and experts alike.
Come and discover the beauty of the roman countryside and the wonderful wines made by this welcoming family of wine producers!
- Train ticket from/to Rome (€2.20 each way)
Duration: 4 h
Meeting point: Frascati railway station
Availabilities: WED -FRI-SUN – other days upon request (email email@example.com)
- Train from Termini station (Rome) to Frascati
- Tour of Frascati town
- Transfer to the Winery Farmhouse
- Tour of the vineyards & visit to the old cellar
- Guided Wine tasting & gourmet lunch
- Transfer back to Frascati Center
- Pick up/ drop off Frascati station/ farmhouse
- Tour of Frascati, the winery, vineyards and cellar
- Wine tasting with a licensed somilier
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil tasting
- Gourmet Lunch (Homemade Pasta)
- Locally produced appetisers (cheeses, meats, Olives, firewood baked bread & pizza)
- Traditional wine cookies
- Italian Espresso Coffee
- Enjoy a tour of old vineyards in Frascati with wine expert from the family
- Be introduced to the traditional wine producing techniques and history behind the winery and the region
- Join a tour of the family wine cellar where secrets behind the making of the famous Frascati wines are being revealed
- Enjoy generous wine tasting, paired with locally produced appetisers, on a terrace with a panoramic view of Rome and the Frascati vineyards below
- Try the family produced Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Have gourmet lunch and taste delicious home made pasta
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