Trieste: 2.5-Hour Prosecco Origins Tour and Tastings

Trieste: 2.5-Hour Prosecco Origins Tour and Tastings

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Step back in time to the 14th century to discover the history of the world’s favorite sparkling wine, exploring the pieces of land where it all began.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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English, Italian, Slovenian, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Wander around the narrow streets and hidden corners of the old village of Contovello
  • Explore the trails along the ancient terraced vineyards overlooking the Adriatic Sea
  • Learn about traditional sparkling wines
  • Taste delicious wines and locally sourced delicacies
  • Enjoy a break at a privately owned vineyard with unparalleled sea views
Full description
Hidden in a corner of north-eastern Italy overlooking the Gulf of Trieste, find the old villages of Contovello and Prosecco for the chance to learn about the origins of Prosecco wine.  Start with a walking tour with your experienced local host through the narrow streets and hidden passages in the historic village of Contovello, once home to a castle with a tower overlooking the city of Trieste and its gulf. Visit a vineyard, walking down the ancient green terraced vineyards overlooking the sea, a unique feature of this incredible land and an example of heroic agriculture. As you stop for a break to enjoy the views and the crisp fresh air coming from the sea, have the chance to taste boards of farmhouse-sourced regional homemade cheese, cured meats and local delicacies, including a selection of traditional sparkling wines.
Includes
  • Contovello old village walking tour
  • Trail along the ancient terraced vineyards
  • Traditional wines tasting
  • Cured meats and cheese with bread
  • Transportation
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You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Kontovelska mlaka (Laghetto di Contovello) - Località Prosecco - Contovello, 223, 34151 Prosecco-Contovello TS

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Rain gear
    • Comfortable clothes

    Know before you go

    • Please always wear walking shoes
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    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 17 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Service
      5/5
    • Organization
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    We loved the evening with Katrin! It was super cosy, interesting and non-touristy, which we enjoyed a lot. Got to taste great locally produced proseccos along with a nice plate of locally produced meat and cheese. It was enjoyable to see Katrin's enthusiasm for her family's heritage (the vineyard) and to be able to ask lots of questions :-)! Would totally recommend the tour! To get there, we took the ferry from Triest to Grignano, walked around Miramare castle, spent a few hours relaxing at a beach close to Miramare castle and then walked up the steps to meet Katrin. The walk up took about 45 minutes and was super nice too as it's a bit hidden (though a bit of exercise :-)). Google Maps doesn't show you the route up but other hiking apps like "komoot" do. To go back it's best to buy bus tickets beforehand and then take the bus to Trieste.

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    June 27, 2021

    We had a very nice afternoon at Katrins Winefarm. Great view, lots of information about the cultivation but also about life in the region and the career of a young and very special farmer. Funny and nice conversations as well as delicious specialties from the surrounding Ozmizas .. I would do it again anytime!

    August 29, 2020

    Sehr zu empfehlen! Kurzweilige und sehr interessante Tour

    We spent a super nice and interesseting afternoon in Prosecco - Contovello with our guide Katrin. She explained her wine production very understundable and detailed and we tasted the handmade wine in her wonderful winery. What a great tour with our guide Katrin, a very nice group of people, great wine and food - just to recommend! Thanks again - we had a great time :) :) :)

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    October 8, 2019

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