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One of Joe Banana's English speaking drivers will meet you at your accommodation in Amalfi for this wine lover's day tour. Then you will drive by the famous Amalfi Coast where your driver will stop a couple of times to allow you to take beautiful pictures. After about a 1 hour 30 minute drive, you will reach Avellino.
The wine region of Campania is renowned as the land of great noble wines and this shore excursion allows access into the main wine cellars where the following three wines are produced:
Greco di Tufo: an aristocratic wine that was first introduced by the Greeks from Thessaly. It is straw-colored, golden yellow and has a pleasing and characteristic aroma with dry harmonious taste which goes well with all dishes.
Fiano: an antique wine from the Latin "vitis apiana" (as it attracts bees). It is very aromatic and can also be served as an aperitif. Yellow-straw in color, it has an intense yet pleasant aroma and is dry in taste (similar to toasted hazelnuts). It goes well with all fish based dishes.
Tauràsi: considered to be one of the best "reds" in Italy, it was the first in Campania to be awarded the prestigious DOCG. Its ruby, burgundy color acquires orange reflections with aging. It has a pleasing aroma and a dry and aromatic taste which goes well with lasagna, game, roasts, mushrooms and strong or seasoned cheeses.
The first of these wineries is Mastroberardino, where the famous Villa dei misteri (a Pompeian IGT) wine is produced. Created from the harvest of three different types of grapes grown from the fertile soil of Pompeii, Piedirosso, Sciascinoso, and Aglianico, this wine is ready for consumption after an aging process of 18 months (12 months in barriques, followed by 6 months in bottles).
The second winery we will visit is Feudi di San Gregorio, deemed “a young company in a land of great traditions” as they are promoting the growth of the areas vineyards while protecting the traditions of the Mediterranean flavors in Southern Italy. You will have the opportunity to taste two of their products which include Greco di Tufo and Fiano di Avellino.
This tour also includes a light lunch at one of the wineries.
After this wine lover’s day tour we'll drive back to your accommodation in Amalfi which is about 1 hour 30 minutes away.
We reserve the right to change the order in which we visit the sites.
Available: All year round
Tour Duration: 7-8 hours
Pick-Up - Drop-Off Location: Your accommodation in Amalfi
Pick-Up Time (suggested): 8:00 am
Winery tours/tasting at 2 wineries
Light lunch at one of the wineries
Luxury air conditioned vehicle
English speaking driver
All taxes, parking, tolls, gasoline and driver maintenance
In the rare event that the wineries are not open to the public, due to a private engagement, we will automatically substitute with a different winery in the area.