Private Irpinia Wine Tour from Sorrento with Sommelier
Spend a day getting to know the wines of Italyís Irpinia region on this private full-day tour from Sorrento. With an expert sommelier as your guide, travel into the Apennine Mountains in southern Campania. Visit two highly acclaimed wineries to sample their signature varieties, many produced using the regionís famous aglianico and fiano grapes. Sample three wines at each stop, and learn about Campaniaís fascinating wine history and winemaking during a vineyard tour. Enjoy undivided attention and hear illuminating facts from your private sommelier.Leave your Sorrento hotel by luxury minivan and head to the rugged hills of Irpinia. Enjoy views of rural Italy and hear interesting facts about the areaís winemaking heritage from your guide, who is also a professional sommelier. Discover how the rich volcanic soils, elevations and microclimates create good conditions for viticulture, allowing local wineries to cultivate high-quality grapes.After around 1.5 hours on the road, stop at the acclaimed Cantine Antonio Caggiano winery, located in the heart of the Taurasi appellation. Walk through the vineyards and explore the atmospheric tunnels of the winery, which are lined with winemaking tools, barrels and glass and stone artwork. Finish off the experience with a tasting of three fine regional wines, made from the best indigenous grapes.Next, continue on to the tiny village of Montemiletto, where youíll have the opportunity to stop for lunch (own expense). Then, spend the afternoon at nearby Feudi di San Gregorio, a family-run winery in the tiny village of Sorbo Serpico that has garnered international acclaim. Get familiar with the basics of Irpinian viticulture out in the historical vineyards, then enjoy a guided tasting with three different wine varieties. Leave for the journey back to Sorrento in the afternoon. Your tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel.