Private Irpinia Wine Tour from Naples with Sommelier
Explore the vineyards of the Irpinia wine region on a private full-day tour from Naples. Accompanied by a qualified sommelier, drive out among the lush vine-covered hills and visit two innovative wineries. Walk through the vineyards, tour the cellars and sample six different wine varietals during two tasting sessions. Youíll have a private sommelier with you throughout the day, who can offer personalized advice and tips to ensure you get the most out of your experience.Start your day with a pickup from your Naples hotel, then relax as you travel to the Irpinia wine region in the Apennine Mountains. Look out the window of your private minivan as city vistas give way to undulating vineyards. On route, listen to your private guide ó an expert sommelier ó explain why the Irpinia region has become one of Campaniaís leading wine zones.Learn about the regionís unique soil, climate and altitude, which combined, help produce high-quality grapes and wine including fiano di avellino, greco di tufo and Taurasi. These three wines have been granted DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) status, a prestigious classification awarded by the Italian government.Stop at an acclaimed winery in the heart of the Taurasi region. Head out to its vineyards to discover more about the varietals they grow, then venture down into the cellar to learn about production methods. Following your tour, you’ll sample three different wine types during a tutored tasting. Take tips on how to best interpret the appearance, smell and taste of each wine from your sommelier guide.Next, travel onward to rural village of Montemiletto, where you have the option to stop for lunch (own expense). After, continue on to the pioneering Feudi di San Gregorio estate in the tiny village of Sorbo Serpico. Take a guided tour of the vineyards and cellars before taking part in another tasting. Savor the unique flavors of three renowned wines, all created from indigenous grapes from the Irpinia region.In late afternoon, leave the winery and relax during the drive back to Naples. Your tour finishes with drop-off at your Naples hotel.