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Our most recommended Apulia Wine tasting & winery tours

Bari: Pasta Experience Walking Tour

1. Bari: Pasta Experience Walking Tour

Begin your cultural adventure by visiting the main attractions of the old town. Stop and discover the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the exterior of the millenary Swabian Castle.  Continue your tour riding along the authentic narrow streets of the old town where ladies still make pasta by hand, kids play outdoor and people cook in every corner. End the walking section of the tour at Signora Maria’s House. Here you will learn how to make orecchiette, a delicious type of local homemade pasta, and find out the secrets of its traditional recipe. While drinking Primitivo red wine, cook and taste your own homemade pasta and feel like a real local. Finish your wonderful day by tasting some fantastic local ice cream!

Matera: Pasta Workshop and Farmer's Lunch in the Cave

2. Matera: Pasta Workshop and Farmer's Lunch in the Cave

Embark on a culinary adventure in the Sassi caves of Matera with a farmer's lunch experience and pasta workshop. Learn how to prepare the strascinate al tegamino, straight from the land of fresh pasta, and sit down to taste the fruits of your labor with a glass of wine. Find yourself in a cave, surrounded by ancient stone walls that whisper stories of generations past. As you step into this unique setting, feel the excitement building. Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get your hands floury as skilled chefs guide you through the secrets of crafting fresh pasta. Join a hands-on experience that will ignite your creativity and leave you with newfound culinary skills. From kneading the dough to shaping those adorable ear-shaped pasta pieces, learn the authentic techniques passed down through generations. Once you've mastered the art of pasta-making, discover the magic of strascinate al tegamino, a traditional dish that has been perfected by local farmers for ages. Using the finest local ingredients, find the perfect combination of flavors that make this dish a true masterpiece. After celebrating the joy of cooking, share a delicious meal with newfound friends. Indulge in a farmer's lunch accompanied by wine in the magical Sassi caves. Revel in a sense of accomplishment and pure satisfaction. Let the flavors dance on your palate, reminding you of the rich heritage and culinary traditions that have shaped Matera.

Puglia: Mozzarella Experience at a Apulian Farm

3. Puglia: Mozzarella Experience at a Apulian Farm

Discover the art of traditional mozzarella making with a workshop on a family-run farm in the Apulian countryside. Take in the country air and visit one of the oldest and most fascinating farms in Puglia. Visit the stables with cows, calves, and buffalos. Watch the animals roam freely in the field. Learn about how the milk is produced in the milking parlor. Meet a cheesemaker and discover the steps to make real Italian mozzarella. After the demonstration, savor a variety of products from the farm including cheeses, cold cuts, meats and other seasonal delights.

Martina Franca: Wine & Local Products Tasting

4. Martina Franca: Wine & Local Products Tasting

Experience a multisensory, immersive wine tasting in Martina Franca, perfect for wine lovers. This wine tasting combines the wine-making history of the region with a tasting of three special wines accompanied by typical local delicacies. Enjoy your wines and local foods tasting at a winery and vineyard that offer scenic views of the land. Be surrounded by olive oil trees, dry-wall stones, and the vast vineyard. Discover all the secrets of one of the oldest wineries in the area of the Itria Valley of the Apulia region. Learn everything there is to know about the colorful vineyards, production processes, and bottling.

Brindisi: Mozzarella Live Show & Tasting in a Cheese Factory

5. Brindisi: Mozzarella Live Show & Tasting in a Cheese Factory

Armando ed Emanuela will immerse you in theyr dairy universe, just like in the enchanting streets of Puglia. You will have the opportunity to see it firsthand and taste the unique flavor of freshly prepared, steaming mozzarella. If you're daring enough, you can even try shaping the mozzarella with your own hands! The mozzarella show includes: - The explaination of the basic techniques of cheese production. - Tasting of the products (mozzarella, stracciatella, burrata, ricotta, primo sale). - Italian Aperitivo - the freshly made cheeses will be served in traditional Puglian versions: bread, cherry tomatoes, oregano, olives, olive oil, anchovies. - The quantities of prepared cheeses are sufficient for a substantial aperitivo.

Ostuni: Tasting and Aperitivo in a Winery

6. Ostuni: Tasting and Aperitivo in a Winery

Reach the countryside of Ostuni, a few kilometers from the historical center of the White City of Ostuni. Find out how wine is produced by visiting the winery. Join a wine tasting of four glasses where an expert will make you appreciate the local production, all accompanied by some typical delicacies on a cutting board of cold cuts, cheese, baked products and pasta.

Tour "Primitive" Wine Tasting in Gioia del Colle

7. Tour "Primitive" Wine Tasting in Gioia del Colle

The tour will start in the afternoon, when the sun begins to paint the sky with warm and enveloping shades. Your adventure will start from the welcoming city of Gioia del Colle, reachable by train from Bari or Taranto and by motorway. Once at the cellar, you will be welcomed by an expert winemaker, who will guide you through the secrets of wine production in the region, sharing family stories and traditions handed down for generations. You will begin the visit to the barrel rooms, where you can admire the wine aging process, and continue in the tasting room, an elegant and suggestive environment. Here, you will sip delicious local wines, produced with passion and love for the land, savoring notes of ripe fruit, hints of aromatic herbs and a distinctive touch of minerality. But the journey through taste will not stop at just the wine. You will also experience authentic Apulian cuisine, a joy for the palate. You will taste delicacies such as the famous orecchiette with turnip tops, or perhaps a plate of fresh burrata with ripe tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil. The dishes will take you on a journey through the genuine and unique flavors of Puglia. And that's not all! While the sun will go down on the horizon, creating a magical atmosphere, a special dinner will be reserved for you in the cellar. Elegantly set tables will welcome you by candlelight, offering you the opportunity to enjoy the delicious flavors of Puglia directly in the enchanting setting of the vineyards. Under the stars, surrounded by nature and in the company of loved ones, you will conclude this unique experience, toasting with fine wines and delicious food, accompanied by laughter and happiness. The "Gioia del Colle al Sunset" tour is much more than just a wine tasting; it is a total immersion in the culture, traditions and hospitality of Puglia. This experience will leave you with indelible memories and the desire to return to this fascinating and welcoming land soon. Book your tour today and get ready for a magical evening of wine, food and dreamy sunsets!

Lecce Wine Tour: Bike Guided Tour & Wine Tasting

8. Lecce Wine Tour: Bike Guided Tour & Wine Tasting

Explore the splendid historical center of Lecce by bike. Pick up the time which is best for you, and dive into the sublime atmosphere so typical from southern Italy. During this visit, you will discover along with our guide the main gems of Lecce, such as the Piazza del Duomo or the Basilica di Santa Croce, as well as more hidden places but just as surprising. Travel into another time, in a 17th century borough full of narrow streets, surrounded by an architecture and a style of life which will leave you a lasting memory! The tour will end at a cellarman's who will make you try 3 local wines, and deliver you all the secrets of Apulia's wine-making tradition.

Brindisi: Cooking Class and Tasting in the Olive Grove

9. Brindisi: Cooking Class and Tasting in the Olive Grove

Our cooking class takes place in a typical rural house surrounded by centuries-old olive trees and cultivated fields. Here, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rustic and authentic atmosphere of the Puglian countryside while learning how to prepare two distinctive traditional dishes: orecchiette and strascinati. Our class will guide you through each step of the process, from mixing the ingredients to shaping the orecchiette and strascinati using your skilled hands. You will be taught the proper technique for molding the orecchiette into their characteristic shell shape, while the strascinati will have a rough and artisanal appearance. At the end of the lesson, you will have the pleasure of savoring the fruits of your labor as you indulge in the dishes you prepared together. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy your culinary creation in an authentic and welcoming environment, surrounded by the rural beauty of Puglia. Our Puglian cooking class is an unforgettable experience that will take you to the heart of Puglia's culinary tradition. Whether you are a cooking enthusiast or simply curious to explore new flavors, this class offers a unique, enriching, and delightful experience.

Typical Apulian cooking lesson

10. Typical Apulian cooking lesson

Have fun and learn the techniques of how to make the typical Apulian pasta, the orecchiette, with a professional and local cook. In a unique location of its kind, in a 1400s courtyard in the center of Lecce, you can learn while having fun, and bring home the techniques for creating Orecchiette. Pasta is one of the most loved foods in the world, especially the one produced in the south. Orecchiette and Sagne are a type of pasta made exclusively in Puglia, but exported all over the world for their goodness. You will then be able to learn how to create them with a typical local lady, mixing water and flour, with the tools of the trade, in the courtyard of a building in the center of Lecce.After making the pasta, we cook it and eat it inside a 1400s courtyard.

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based on 6 reviews

This was a fantastic experience. We were with a group of four other visitors which was perfect. Our guide Daniela was brilliant and explained everything from the herd of cattle to cheese production and the components of our lunch. Would thoroughly recommend!!

Simply amazing - Daniela our guide and Roberto the cheese maker we’re absolutely fantastic! An experience that shouldn’t be missed - you’ll never taste Mozzarella and burrata so fresh .. ever!

It was the best experience one could have. The host was marvelous and an excellent cook. She showed us how to make the famous orecchiette. Highly recommended

We had an amazing experience at Guilia's home. She made us feel at ease when we got there and served us some of the best food we had in Italy. We'll be back!

Perfect explanation, we came back in the evening for meat and vegetables…