Matera
Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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Our most recommended Matera Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

  • Matera: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

    1. Matera: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

    Arrive at the home of your expert host for a memorable private dining experience where you will taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian mothers. During an exclusive cooking demonstration, feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as your host shares the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you. Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian dining table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert. At the end of the experience, not only will you take home your official apron, you’ll also have memories that'll stay with you for life.

  • Matera Tour: Taste and Handicraft

    2. Matera Tour: Taste and Handicraft

    Visit the Sassi of Matera and taste traditional local products. From here you will continue towards the civita, the oldest part of Matera, where you'll discover the ancient history of the city carved into the rock. Be amazed by the presence of fascinating frescoed rock churches and cave dwellings, where the inhabitants lived until the beginning of the 20th century. Finally you will arrive at the Cathedral Santa Maria della Bruna, built in the Apulian Romanesque style. Stop in a bakery to taste focaccia with tomatoes and in a shop to taste traditional products such as cruschi peppers, cheeses and local ham with bread and extra virgin olive oil, and fried beans and taralli.

    Angela was by far one of the best guides I’ve ever had on a tour. She had a direct connection to the Sassi as your grandfather lived there so you could see the genuine passion from her when she spoke about it. The food we sampled was spectacular and it was bountiful ! I anticipated small samples where I’d then would have to go get lunch but nope, stuffed after. The food highlight had to be the focaccia or the tor

  • Full-Day Wine Tour of Puglia and Basilicata & Matera Visit

    3. Full-Day Wine Tour of Puglia and Basilicata & Matera Visit

    You’ll travel with an expert guide through unspoiled landscape boasting centuries-old vineyards that have produced the famous Primitivo, Negromaro, Sussumaniello, and Aglianico e Bombino Bianco wines. This full-day excursion begins in Gioia del Colle. You’ll be taken on a tour by one of the owners of the organic vineyard, where focus is on the fantastic Primitivo wine. We will take you through the organic wine production process. Before lunch you’ll head to the ancient city of Matera, which is home to movie director Francis Ford Coppola. Matera has been the setting for a number of well-known films including Mel Gibson’s The Last Passion of Christ. You’ll enjoy lunch at a typical restaurant in the old town and afterwards visit the famous Sassi cave dwellings. In addition, you’ll have free time to explore the city at your leisure. If your accommodation is in Bari, Ostuni, or Le...

  • Bari: 7-Day UNESCO Puglia and Matera Guided Tour

    4. Bari: 7-Day UNESCO Puglia and Matera Guided Tour

    Day 1, Saturday: Bari Street Food Tour After arriving independently in Bari, meet your local guide to dive into Bari’s street food scene. Discover Bari Vecchia, an ancient village while tasting typical specialties of Bari like focaccia and sgagliozze (fried polenta). Check-in at the Palace Hotel Bari or similar for an overnight stay.   Day 2, Sunday: Castel del Monte to Trani Following breakfast, check-out of the hotel and depart for Castle del Monte. Explore the fascinating castle commissioned by Frederick II of Swabia. Then, enjoy some free time with lunch before departing for Trani, where you will check-in to a boutique hotel near the beautiful Palazzo Paciotti. Day 3, Monday: Matera to Alberobello After breakfast, check-out before meeting with your driver-guide and departing for Matera, a UNESCO site, and considered one o...

  • Rapolla Private Tour: Aglianico Wine Tour Near Matera

    5. Rapolla Private Tour: Aglianico Wine Tour Near Matera

    Rapolla is a small town famous for its thermal waters and its historic cellars dug into volcanic tuff. This guided tour will take you through the narrow streets of the old town until you reach the thirteenth-century cathedral, from which you can enjoy the view over the entire valley and the many hypogean cellars that make up the well-known Parco Urbano delle Cantine. In the Piano Castle district you will visit the remains of the city walls, in particular a circular tower, while in Largo Castello you can admire the Palazzo Lupo, Palazzo Brienza with its rusticated portal, the nouveau art Palazzo Megale, and Palazzo Dardes. Explore the many cellars dug into the tuff which are still used to conserve fine wine. After visiting the churches of San Biagio, the Church of the Annunciation and the Church of Santa Lucia, the tour will end at the Cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta.

  • Matera: Cooking Class and Dinner

    6. Matera: Cooking Class and Dinner

    Participate in this cooking class with dinner, prepare the tasty traditional dishes with your own hands and enjoy the best local products on offer. The 3-course menu includes fresh pasta with typical ragu, fresh vegetables, sweet ricotta, all accompanied by delicious Aglianico wine, and to finish coffee and liqueurs.

    The Lucanian cuisine, originating in the region of Basilicata, is of a very old tradition made from ingredients of poor and peasant origin, rich in taste and flavor.

    Thanks to this unique experience you can not only fully enjoy this ancient culinary tradition but you are offered the opportunity to try your hand in the kitchen and discover your inner chef.

  • Matera: Traditional 3 Course Lucanian Dinner

    7. Matera: Traditional 3 Course Lucanian Dinner

    Basilicata is a land of great history and tradition, discover more about this magnificent region on this taste experience. Basilicata cuisine is based mainly on the use of pork and sheep meat, legumes, cereals and vegetables, with the addition of aromas and spices such as chilli peppers, "peperone crusco" powder, horseradish and much more. Matera, the famous city of stones, not only has a rich artistic and cultural heritage but is also a land of ancient and vast culinary tradition. Discover the renowned bread of Matera, the focaccia alla chianca, the fresh handmade pasta and much more. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a 3-course menu with delicious dishes handmade by our cookinas: bread balls, fresh pasta and more, all washed down with good Aglianico wine, coffee and homemade liqueurs.

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What people are saying about Matera

Overall rating

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based on 2 reviews

Angela was by far one of the best guides I’ve ever had on a tour. She had a direct connection to the Sassi as your grandfather lived there so you could see the genuine passion from her when she spoke about it. The food we sampled was spectacular and it was bountiful ! I anticipated small samples where I’d then would have to go get lunch but nope, stuffed after. The food highlight had to be the focaccia or the tor

Fantastic!

We had a wonderful time. Giovanni was the most informative and congenial guide. He was prompt and we had no problem reaching him beforehand. I would recommend this tour because the sights were wonderful and Giovanni the best!

Very lovable hosts and delicious food

The family meal in Matera was super nice and tasty. The small language barriers can be overcome with warmth, laughter and English. A great experience!

Excellent tour

Giovanni and Alessandra did an excellent job !!! The Wine Tour was very good and the visit to Matera complete! We have also eaten very well! :)