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Frascati Wine Road from Rome: Tasting & Lunch

1. Frascati Wine Road from Rome: Tasting & Lunch

Your guide will meet you as you arrive at Frascati train station. Once introductions are made, your local guide and sommelier will lead you on a walking tour of the shops and botteghe in Frascati, tasting local specialties all along the way including revered local delicacies such as roasted pork (porchetta), biscotti just out of the antique wood fired oven, and jug wine from the oldest bakery and tavern in town. Oldest meaning hundreds of years old yet still adhering to the age old traditions that render their products unlike any other. Be sure to leave plenty of room as the best is yet to come! Transportation will be provided to the Old Frascati Vineyard, a historic and renowned family-owned winery that has been producing wine in the region for seven generations. Explore the grounds together, wandering amongst hand-tended vines, then look inside the 'secret' underground laboratories used to hide persecuted families during world war 2 and used today to store wine. Follow with a guided tasting of each of the winery's products, including Frascati Superiore DOCG white wine, Vagnolo IGP red wine, and Frascati DOC White Wine. Savor the family's extra virgin olive oils paired with a selection of delicious breads. Bid farewell to the winery and swap vineyards for lunch in a hand-picked trattoria featuring the very best cured meats, cheeses, oils, breads, and pasta, and of course - more wine. After lunch and an espresso, wave goodbye to your hosts and head back to Rome.

Rome: Vineyard Visit with Lunch

2. Rome: Vineyard Visit with Lunch

Explore the picturesque Italian town of Frascati on this half-day trip. Wander through the streets of the town, discover traditional wine-making techniques, and sit down to lunch at a locally loved restaurant. Make your own way to Frascati train station from Rome Termini (tickets included.) Then, travel by minibus to Frascati, where you will explore the town and meet the local shop owners. From the town, head over to the vineyard, to learn about the wine production which has been famous in this part of Italy since the time of Ancient Rome. Sample Frascati Superiore D.O.C.G, Red Vagnolo I.G.T, and Sweet Cannellino D.O.C.G, accompanied with freshly baked goods, extra virgin olive oil, and other Italian food specialties, whilst enjoying views overlooking the city of Rome. Continue to a locally loved restaurant for handmade pasta with a well-paired wine. After lunch, spend some time exploring the town before making your way back to Rome at your preferred time.

From Rome: Private Frascati 3-Hour Wine Tasting Tour

3. From Rome: Private Frascati 3-Hour Wine Tasting Tour

Experience the essence of Italy in the hills of the famed Castelli Romani, as you soak up the rich history and enjoy a wine tasting in this tour from Rome. Visit one of the oldest and most beautiful vineyards in the Frascati region. With 160 acres of vines surrounding 17th century architecture and 3rd century caverns lined with French oak barrels, this is a treasure to behold. Let your guide reveal the secrets of traditional winemaking used here from antiquity through to the modern day. Learn how Imperial Rome became the cradle of wine culture and why the Nectar of the Gods went from being a status symbol of the elite to a pleasure enjoyed by all. After enjoying the beauty of the vineyard and learning about the history of the area, take a guided tasting of the specially selected wines, complemented with freshly pressed olive oil and fresh oven-baked bread and other. At the end, head back to Rome full of the sights and tastes of the Italian countryside.

Rome: Private 3.5-Hour Castelli Romani Wine Tasting Tour

4. Rome: Private 3.5-Hour Castelli Romani Wine Tasting Tour

On this 3.5-hour excursion you’ll head out of Rome with your private driver to the wooded hills of Castelli Romani. The name of the area translates as Roman castles, but in reality it simply refers to a collection of wine-producing hills just southeast of Rome. The tour, priced for a group of up to 4 people, stops at Antico Casale, where you’ll meet the winemaker and then tour the vineyard and cellars. Learn how the wine is produced and maybe even sample a grape fresh off of the vine. After the winery tour, you’ll sit down for a tasting session and sample 3 varieties of wine that are produced here. The first wine you’ll taste is a white Frascati DOCG, which means the wine has its designation of origin guaranteed. The second is a red wine IGP, which has a protected geographical indication. And last but not least, taste a sweet Cannellino wine.  Each wine is paired with a delicious Italian specialty, such as Roman pizza or olive oil, as well as in-season fruits and vegetables from the garden.

Rome: Private Lunch and Wine Tasting in the Countryside

5. Rome: Private Lunch and Wine Tasting in the Countryside

Start with pickup from your hotel in Rome. Travel to the Frascati region to explore 160 acres of vines surrounding 17th-century architecture and 3rd-century caverns lined with French oak barrels. Your guide will reveal the secrets of traditional winemaking techniques used here from antiquity through to the modern-day. They will explain how Imperial Rome became the cradle of wine culture. And you will also learn why the Nectar of the Gods went from being a status symbol of the elite to a pleasure enjoyed by all. After enjoying the beauty of the vineyard and learning about the history of the area, embark on a guided tasting of Santa Benedetta’s specially selected wines complemented with a traditional lunch. The lunch consists of a buffet with at least 20 different typical dishes of Roman traditions such as Zucchini, aubergines, peppers, cheeses, rice, and fresh pasta. There will be a plate of homemade pasta alla amatriciana verde, and for dessert, profiteroles. These dishes are all accompanied by local extra virgin olive oil and four local wines. At the end of the tastings, you will be able to head back to Rome, capturing views of the Roman countryside.

Frascati Food & Wine: Full-Day Rome Countryside Tour

6. Frascati Food & Wine: Full-Day Rome Countryside Tour

Your full-day food and wine tour begins at 10:00 AM when your driver will pick you up at your hotel (please contact the tour operator once you book as the departure time can change). On the road to the Castelli Romani area, learn about the Frascati region: its history, traditions, and wine designation. Visiting the first location you will have the first taste of 2/3 different local wines , visit one of the producers in the area, learn about the ancient wine traditions that date back to Roman times. Your driver will show the Abbazia of San Nilo, have a little break from the wine tasting, learn about Frascati town, and visit Castel Gandolfo, overlooking the volcanic lake and also the beautiful village of Nemi. Second tasting will be with a different producer, with some food tasting as well.

Frascati: Homemade Italian Cooking Class & Wine tasting

7. Frascati: Homemade Italian Cooking Class & Wine tasting

Are you searching for something special to do in Rome? Here we are. We're a Roman family who lives in Frascati and can't wait to meet you. Leave the busy Rome city to fall in love with the slow and the beauty life of locals in Frascati, the City of Wine. Your day begins with a beautiful train ride to Frascati from Rome, during which you can admire the beauty of the countryside of Rome. We will pick you up at the Frascati Railway Station and show you all the amazing corners in town visiting it like a local. Then it will be time to reach our old wine cellar, where our family started with wine production. Sip two types of our family’s best wines pairing with local meats and cheese. Next all the necessary for making pasta will be ready, so it will be your turn to get your hands dirty. Wearing apron and mixing all the ingredients together while drinking wine you’ll turned up with your own handcrafted pasta. So it will be magical to see what happened, your pasta will be cooked with your favourite Roman Sauce and that’s it! You’ll be ready to enjoy your own pasta sipping wine and relaxing at our cellar. You won’t leave our place before not have visited our wine cave where all the wine production began. We’ll visit it together showing you our oldest wine bottles and places you would never have discovered.

From Rome: Private Frascati Tour with Lunch & Wine Tasting

8. From Rome: Private Frascati Tour with Lunch & Wine Tasting

Ride the train from Rome to the ancient squares and churches of Frascati on this day trip. Stop at a traditional wine cellar to try some local wine and cheese. Have lunch at a cozy family restaurant. Meet your local guide at the train station in Rome and hop aboard a comfortable train. Enjoy scenic views of the Italian countryside from the train.Once you arrive, follow your guide on a tour where you can view colorful frescos in old churches. Embark on a trip to one of the oldest and most prestigious wineries in the area. Take in views of the 52 vineyards, the olive groves, and the valley of Lake Regillo. Walk through the winery and cellars which were hand-dug out of the volcanic stone in Roman times. Hear about the secrets behind the winemaking process. Savor a red, white, and sweet wine paired with an array of local cheeses and olive oil. Continue to a restaurant for a hearty pasta lunch paired with a glass of wine. Take the train back to Rome with your guide.

Frascati & Castelli Romani Private Wine Tour from Rome

9. Frascati & Castelli Romani Private Wine Tour from Rome

A very interesting fact about this area in the Lazio region, the ancient town of Tusculum - now Frascati - is that the archeological discoveries demonstrate the cultivation of grapes for wine since the 5th century B.C. It was one of the preferred wines of Ancient Rome, Renaissance Popes, poets and artists visiting in the Grand Tour 1700s and 1800s, and of the La Dolce Vita generation in the 1960s. The Frascati DOC/DOCG area is located in the heart of the Castelli Romani, Tuscolum and Albani Hills south of Rome, and north of Lake Albano. Through a private car transfer (which takes about 45 minutes each way), you will arrive at your destination in the Frascati area, where you will meet your guide for the tour. During this experience you'll walk in the vineyards where the history of the Frascati wine begins. From the vineyards, you'll then be guided inside the winery to explore the wine cellar and learn about the particular production techniques characteristic of this unique wine. A guided wine tasting will follow, during which time you will taste different varieties of wines accompanied by typical local products.

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What people are saying about Frascati

The words FABULOUS & FANTASTIC are not even close to how myself & my friends can describe our experience at the St. Benedetta Vineyard.... The whole day was an amazing experience from the collection at our hotel by our fabulous driver Vladimir all the way through our tour of this beautiful & breath taking vineyard hosted by it's proud owners Alberto & his son Antonio.... Afterwards we sat in their beautiful gardens surrounded by the wonderful colours & scents from the flowers & herbs everywhere & sampled 4 absolutely DELICIOUS wines accompanied by some extremely tasty local foods. We cannot thank Antonio & Alberto enough for this wonderful experience & can assure them that we will certainly be back..... we would recommend this to anyone considering a visit to Rome. You do not have to be a Wine Drinker to enjoy this Day. A special thanks also to Vladimir who was a great guide & brought us into Frescati where we all enjoyed a truly delicious Italian Gelato!

Punctual pickup and very pleasant drive to the winery in a spacious car. The son of the house first showed the vineyards and gave explanations. Very interesting. Then we went to the wine tasting in a great, stylish old ambience. Three excellent wines with exquisite small snacks. It was worth it! We only found three wines a little bit less for a wine tasting with the price, but they were probably the best. Unfortunately, the time was then a bit short because the driver was pushing back to Rome.

I have been on plenty of winetours all over the world and this has been one of my favourites to date! Our guide Paoula was so pleasant and informative. The views over the vineyards are stunning. The whole experience was so relaxed and we were not rushed after the wine tasting session. A great change from the hustle and bustle of Rome. Max our tour guide in Frascati town was a breath of fresh air... highly entertaining. I would highly recommend this wine tour.

The entire experience was outstanding! A beautiful vineyard, wine house and lunch in town, Paola and her family take great pride in their family business and is so knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour for anyone. I loved it. I am having 2 cases shipped home!!

It was really value for money. Interesting to hear about the winemaking, and VERY nice to be shown around the city. So charming town. The guide really managed to create a great atmosphere.