7 Days Prosecco Wine Tasting and Cooking Holidays Italy

Italy Wine Tour and Cooking Vacations

Not every white sparkling wine is Prosecco. Not every Prosecco is a "Prosecco Superiore di Conegliano and Valdobbiadene." With fancy bubbles, still and quite as a robust farmer, charming as a regal Spumante. The delighting Cartizze Spumante, a hidden treasure along the "Strada del Prosecco". Staying in the heart of the Prosecco area, Conegliano, during the tour you will explore the enchanting area, eating great food, sipping and enjoying many different kinds of Prosecco and learning a lot about this wonderful wine.

Highlights

  • Cooking class in the kitchen of a winery
  • Visit a latteria and taste cow, sheep, and goat cheeses
  • Visit a grappa producer in Bassano and taste the historical grappa
  • Stop at a coffee torrefazione (toasting) and enjoy fresh coffee tasting
  • Taste Prosecco di Conegliano, Cartizze, and other indigenous wines
  • Walking tours of Asolo, Bassano del Grappa, and Valdobbiadene
  • Daily breakfast and 10 meals with local wines
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Italian, English
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated in a four-star hotel, an actual restored Palladian villa in the heart of the enchanting Prosecco land. All the accommodations that Bluone has selected over the years, hotels or farmhouses, are cozy, charming, clean, with nice view, friendly and helping staff and great service. You will feel like at home!

Program

Day 1, Saturday - Get settled, enjoy a welcome dinner at a winery, and receive an introduction to Prosecco di Valdobbiadene

You will meet at the Conegliano train station and provide private transfer to your hotel, which is a beautifully restored Palladian villa in the heart of Prosecco country. Bluone can organize alternate transportation upon request if you arrive from other places.

Upon arriving at the hotel, you'll celebrate with a traditional aperitif as you settle into your rooms. You will visit a local winery in the late afternoon for your first Prosecco di Valdobbiadene wine tasting!

In the evening, you'll enjoy a welcome dinner together at the agriturismo of the winery among beautiful views of the Prealps of Belluno. You will feast on traditional foods, Italian salumi, and other indigenous wines that have all been rigorously prepared by the family using old recipes and methods.

Day 2, Sunday - Visit a charming water mill and taste award-winning Prosecco di Conegliano

Sunday will begin with a visit to an antique water mill close to a water fall that is still producing flour today. You will then visit a winery in Conegliano that is run by a mother and her son. There you will taste their Proseccos made with natural fermentation that are brut and extra dry. You will discover why they won a competition in 2015 among more than 100 other wineries!

You will enjoy lunch together at a traditional trattoria visited just by locals, followed by a walk through Conegliano with an English-speaking guide. Then you will return to the hotel at the end of the day and have dinner nearby at a delightful restaurant.

Day 3, Monday - Discover the hidden jewels and ancient towns of Veneto, grappa tasting

On Monday morning, you will stroll through Asolo, one of the most captivating towns of this medieval region. As you get lost in its streets, you'll discover interesting secrets of art, royal mansions, markets, delicatessen shops, and craftsmen workshops. At the same time, you'll enjoy beautiful vistas of the Veneto flatlands and the Alps in the distance.

You will then visit the winery of an old Palladian villa protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will experience exquisite Italian art and architecture, as well as enjoy wine tasting and lunch at the osteria on the property. Later in the afternoon, you will tour Bassano del Grappa located on the Brenta river just beside Monte Grappa. In this area, we will visit a historical grappa producer for a tasting and enjoy a pleasant promenade under the radiant atmosphere of the town.

In the evening, you will return to our hotel and have dinner at a nearby restaurant that has an exceptional reputation.

Day 4, Tuesday - Explore Treviso, shop at a fish and open market, castle visit, and dinner at a charming locanda

Tuesday will begin with exploring the noble and fascinating atmosphere of Treviso. The waterways and canals of the city are a true feast for the eyes! You will commence at the fish market and walk with a local guide to discover the artistic side and convivial character of this beautiful city. A light lunch will be served in the Treviso center that features specialties of the local area, after which you will return to your hotel.

%In the evening, you will drive to a marvelous hilltop castle where you will have an aperitif as you admire the stunning views of the valley below. You'll then enjoy a fantastic dinner at a welcoming trattoria close by.

Day 5, Wednesday - Visit a cheese maker, cheese tasting, winery visit, and cooking class

Wednesday morning you will visit an Italian "latteria," or milk producer, which has been ran by the same family for many generations. Here you will taste cow, sheep, and goat cheese along with other traditional dairy products. You will enjoy lunch here as we learn about their traditions of cheese making.

In the afternoon, you will visit a beautiful, family-owned winery and agricultural company run by a mother and her four daughters. This winery is one of the cornerstones of the traditional Prosecco DOCG production and is considered one of the most important in the region.

%You will take a cooking class in the large kitchen of this winery with a chef who will teach you how to cook delicious local dishes. You'll enjoy these dishes for dinner along with wonderful wines from the winery.

Day 6, Thursday - Cartizze wine tasting, special coffee in Valdobbiadene, and farewell dinner

Thursday will begin with a drive toward Valdobbiadene. This is the only area that produces Cartizze, a superior variety of Prosecco. You will taste this special wine at a deluxe winery with captivating views.

You will then visit the little town of Valdobbiadene and stop for coffee at one of the smallest coffee roasters in Italy! We'll enjoy lunch at a nice trattoria in the nearby countryside.

In the afternoon, you'll return to our hotel and take pleasure in your farewell dinner together at one of the most elegant restaurants in the area.

Day 7,

  • Friday - Departure

Departure after breakfast.

Private transfer to train station in Conegliano.

Included excursions

  • Excursion to Bassano del Grappa
  • Excursion to Treviso including fish market and visiting a magnificent castle up in the hills
  • Visit a beautiful winery, a family-owned agricultural company entirely run by women of the same family
  • Visit a cheese producer in Treviso
  • Visit a local winery for your first Prosecco di Valdobbiadene wine tasting
  • Visit a winery run by mother and son, in the area of Conegliano
  • Visit an antique water mill in a charming location close to a waterfall
  • Visit Asolo
  • Visit the winery of an old Palladian villa
  • Visit Valdobbiadene

Location

This vacation will take place in Prosecco region, Italy.

Food

Daily breakfast and ten meals are included in the tours, in selected restaurants or local trattorias, osterias, farmhouses, private homes, where the food is authentic and superb and the welcome is warm and friendly. Each meal includes as well local wines, mineral water or soft drinks, coffee, digestivo (liquor).

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 10 meals with local wines included
  • 1 cooking class followed by dinner
  • 4 winery visits
  • 6 wine tastings
  • Visit to a grappa producer and grappa tasting
  • Visit to a cheese producer and cheese tasting
  • Visit to a coffee toaster and coffee tasting
  • Guided visit to Treviso and Conegliano
  • Excursions to Asolo, Bassano del Grappa and Valdobbiadene
  • Visit to a Palladian Villa
  • Private transfers from Conegliano train station to hotel and vice versa
  • Private minibus with driver for all the excursions
  • Marcello (or/and Raffaella) as tour guide(s) during all the tour

What's not included

  • Flight ticket
  • Personal expenses
  • Everything not written in the program
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Local taxes (city taxes)

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

The closest airports to arrive at are Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCO) and Treviso-SantAngelo Airport (TSF).

Arrival by train

If you are traveling inside Italy, you can arrive at Conegliano train station. Bluone will pick you up from the train station. The pick-up is included in the price.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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