The Abruzzo region of Italy is a must visit for any wine connoisseur and enthusiast looking to expand their repertoire and sample some delightful Italian wines. This 2-day grape harvest and wine tasting holiday captures the essence of local wine making and local food traditions of the Abruzzo region of Italy. With an amazing environment, exquisite culinary traditions, and a captivating history, you will never have a dull moment. Delight yourself with extraordinary visits to local wine cellars and in the autumn months and experience the grape harvest with your own hands!
Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by the friendly staff and taken on a guided visit of a local wine cellar. After your tour, you will participate in the local grape harvest, which happens in the fall, or enjoy a wine tasting of three different local bottles, in any other season. Once your wine adventures are completed, you can relax in the garden where you will have a picnic for dinner based on savory local specialties. You will spend the night on site.
Sunday morning, you will enjoy a breakfast that captures the local sweet and salty specialties of the region.
On Saturday, you will visit a local wine cellar.
This retreat will take place in Loreto Aprutino, Pescara, Italy. Located at a short distance from the sea, Abruzzo is a land filled with vineyards and olive groves, where you will find spectacular views of the Gran Sasso.
Abruzzos cuisine is multifaceted because of how varied the region and its cultures are. On one hand, there is the evolution of shepherding and farming recipes, those prepared by the poor folk of the mountain and foothill areas, a cuisine of simple yet tasty mutton dishes, soups and broths, cheeses and herbs; on the other hand, the refined bourgeois menus of Teramo, which enhance basic flavors to achieve more elaborate results such as timballo di scrippelle, mazzarelle, and virt.
There is also a shoreline cuisine, less evocative of Abruzzo, perceived as a region of mountains and protected areas but no less important, as there are 130 kilometers of coast that offer a variety of seafood in uncomplicated, tasty recipes, combined with the range of vegetables grown on the hillsides shielding the Adriatic. Abruzzos cuisine continues to advance, taking cautious, measured steps in the direction of modernity without sacrificing its true identity, the truth of its flavors and tradition.