Harvesting and Winemaking Tour
Loving wine is passion and desire. To love it, however, you must know it, respect it, know every facet of it. This is exactly what a wine lover does: he studies, knows, respects and loves the wine he is tasting for the first time. What if this long but pleasant meeting process between the wine lover and the wine were the central focus of your vacation in Puglia? With our harvest tour you will experience the thrill of winemaking from harvesting to the finished product, all in a magical setting the Apulian countryside can provide you. Ready to let yourself be inebriated by the scent of our wine and the beauty of this land?
Day 1 : Day 1 - Saturday | Check-in and Relax
You will be greeted by Nicola, the man overseeing with passion all aspects of his family renowned winery. Accommodation in the apartments and a bit of relax. Dinner at "La Luna nel Pozzo" in Grottaglie.Day 2 : Day 2 - Sunday | Discovering the Trulli
Breakfast - Meeting with guide at 09:00 - Transfer to Martina Franca to visit the historic center. Transfer to Trullo Modugno for the show cooking of panzerotti and lunch.
After lunch you will enjoy a relaxing walk in a typical tratturo (these are ancient paths used by shepherds. Return to Masseria Rosario in the late afternoon. Dinner at "La Luna nel Pozzo" in Grottaglie.Day 3 : Day 3 - Monday | Harvesting Introduction #1
Breakfast - Meeting with guide at 09:30 am - Visit of the Motolese Family vineyards surrounding Masseria Rosario. Grape harvesting in the vineyard with visit and explanation of other vineyards of other varieties. After your â€śshare of workâ€ť, relax in your room and a light lunch combining bread, taralli, olives, cheeses, dairy products, fruit and drinks.
Free afternoon to enjoy the countryside. Dinner at "La Luna nel Pozzo" in Grottaglie.Day 4 : Day 4 - Tuesday | Harvesting Introduction #2 + Ceramics Workshop
Breakfast - Meeting with guide at 10:00 am and transfer to Masseria Angiulli. Visit of the vineyards and explanation of the winemaking process by true Winemakers, tasting of the freshly squeezed must (grape juice) and visit to the barrel cellar accompanied by Nicola Motolese. Lunch at "La Capasa".
At 5pm transfer to Grottaglie with your Guide and visit of the historic center and the Ceramics District. You will also experience a fun workshop at one historic â€śbottega della ceramicaâ€ť (ceramic shop). A lovely evening with heavy Hors Dâ€™ Oeuvres on the terrace of the Bottega will follow overlooking this amazing town famous all over the world for its ceramics.Day 5 : Day 5 - Wednesday | Bike excursion + Oil mill visit
Breakfast - Meeting with guide 09:00 am - Transfer to Montalbano - Bike excursion with visit to the oil mill and lunch at a special farm featuring a specialty menu designed for bikers. Return to Masseria Rosario around 15:00 for a bit of relax. Dinner at "La Luna nel Pozzo"
Bike excursion alternative: Guided tour of the Gravina del Fullonese in Grottaglie and the Ancient Convent of the CapuchinsDay 6 : Day 6 - Thursday | Harvesting Introduction #3
Breakfast - Meeting with guide at 09:30 - Transfer to Masseria Angiulli to check how the must (grape juice) is fermenting. During this process, grape juice slowly turns into wine (alcoholic beverage).
This day becomes special when you will be bottling your very own wine by hand and then attaching your private wine label. This will be your special wine to take home with you as a gift.
The surprises are endless today, you are in for an unforgettable show cooking including: bread, focaccia, the traditional orecchiette pasta along with other fresh pasta cuts and pizza. You will learn the many ways wine gets incorporated into food, like bread and taralli wine flavored. You will see how everything comes together into a one-of-a-kind brunch and wine tasting in the courtyard. You will also have to opportunity to visit the shop and have these great wines delivered to your home. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner at leisure.Day 7 : Day 7 - Friday | Catamaran experience and Harvesting Introduction #4
Breakfast - Meeting with guide at 08:30 and transfer to Taranto. Excursion to see the dolphins in catamaran with light lunch based on tasting of typical products (Experience lasts from 09:30 to 14:30) - Return to your Masseria and free afternoon for suitcase packing.
Get ready to be the special guest, a final traditional buffet dinner hosted by Nicola himself with foraged cocktails (wine based) in the farmyard of Masseria Rosario.
Alternative: in case of bad weather for the catamaran excursion: Visit to the Saline Nature Reserve in Torre Colimena, a hamlet of Manduria.Day 8 : Day 8 - Saturday | Departure day
Breakfast - Meeting with guide for final good-byes. Transfer to Bari / Brindisi
Apartment for seven nights at Masseria Rosario
Personal guide for all experiencesÂ
Car transportation for all experiences every dayÂ
Transfers from / to airport (Bari or Brindisi)Breakfasts: 7
Car transportation to/from Trattoria La Luna nel Pozzo in Grottaglie (4 transfers)
Brunch / Lunchs: 6
Beverages during meals: water, a bottle of wine every two people)
Visits-excursions as described in daily program.
Tip or gratuity
Everything else not listed in the daily program.
You will have the opportunity to take part in the actual harvesting and wine-making process but of course you will decide how much you wish to be involved in the whole process.Â
This tour happens strictly during harvesting season which normally goes from August 29th to October 10th yearly.
Babies 0 to 2 years old are free.
Kids 3 to 12 half price and kids menu.
Masseria Rosario features four apartments and can accommodate up to 17 people per each departure:
- Casaro apartment for 4 people, with 1 bedroom for 2 people, living room with sofa bed for 2 people, fireplace, 2 bathrooms, small equipped kitchen, LED TV, air cond./heating, wi-fi access.
- Latteria Apartment for 2/3 people, with double bedroom, 1 bathroom, small equipped kitchen, LED TV, air conditioning / heating, wi-fi access. Possibility 1 additional bed.
- Corte Grande Apartment for 4 people, with 2 bedrooms (one double and one twin), large living room with fireplace, 2 bathrooms, equipped kitchen, washer / dryer, LED TV, air conditioning / heating, wi-fi access. Possibility up to 2 additional beds.
- Aia del Grano apartment for 4 people, with 1 bedroom for 2 people, living room with sofa bed for 2 people, 2 bathrooms, kitchen equipped with fireplace, washer / dryer, LED TV, air conditioning / heating, wi-fi access. Possibility 1 additional bed.
What to expect at Trattoria La Luna Nel Pozzo: The ingredients are "poor" but lustful in terms of organoleptic and nutraceutical properties and strictly farm-to-table, they smell of sun and taste of sea, reminiscent of barren and limestone lands. You wonâ€™t find a fancy restaurant here; instead, you will get to appreciate the concept of true luxury and leaving the Trattoria, the warmth of a rare experience remains, an atmosphere, at times surreal and the curious story of a couple who has fully internalized the art of knowing how to listen, host and welcome with a puzzling spontaneity. Because dining here is not a mere tasting, but a biographical journey of the two companions between the knowledge and flavors of Puglia.
Comfortable light working shoes and walking
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 13 days or less before event
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 14 days or less before event