Puglia’s Grape Harvest: Let’s Wine and Dine!
September 1 - September 9
Puglia’s Grape Harvest: Let’s Wine and Dine! September 1st-September 9th, 2019
A dream come true for the food and wine-lovers among us! This tour centers on what has left scores of celebrity chefs overjoyed: Puglia’s uniquely traditional cuisine and rich agricultural heritage.
You’ll be based in Lecce, a.k.a “the Florence of the South” and will experience the harvest season in Puglia amongst the backdrop of the Southeast’s most whimsical towns.
Participate in the grape harvest for a hands-on experience in wine-making, become a savvy wine-taster with guided food and wine pairings, and savor an enchanting dinner and visit of a centuries-old masseria– a typical farmhouse where everything – and we mean everything– is made from scratch and sourced locally on-site.
Enjoy a private cooking class that takes you behind the scenes and into the kitchen, where you’ll learn to make homemade pasta and other regional specialties.
Additional visits include the fairytale town of Alberobello, where you’ll get to spend a night in your very own trullo; the 9,000-year-old city of Matera; Ostuni, the “white city”; Gallipoli, and an excursion by boat into the grottoes around the Cape of Salento.