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From Rome: Private Frascati 3-Hour Wine Tasting Tour

1. From Rome: Private Frascati 3-Hour Wine Tasting Tour

Experience the essence of Italy in the hills of the famed Castelli Romani, as you soak up the rich history and enjoy a wine tasting in this tour from Rome. Visit one of the oldest and most beautiful vineyards in the Frascati region. With 160 acres of vines surrounding 17th century architecture and 3rd century caverns lined with French oak barrels, this is a treasure to behold. Let your guide reveal the secrets of traditional winemaking used here from antiquity through to the modern day. Learn how Imperial Rome became the cradle of wine culture and why the Nectar of the Gods went from being a status symbol of the elite to a pleasure enjoyed by all. After enjoying the beauty of the vineyard and learning about the history of the area, take a guided tasting of Santa Benedetta’s specially selected wines, complemented with freshly pressed olive oil and fresh oven-baked bread and other. At the end, head back to Rome full of the sights and tastes of the Italian countryside.

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Frascati & Castelli Romani Private Wine Tour from Rome

2. Frascati & Castelli Romani Private Wine Tour from Rome

A very interesting fact about this area in the Lazio region, the ancient town of Tusculum - now Frascati - is that the archeological discoveries demonstrate the cultivation of grapes for wine since the 5th century B.C. It was one of the preferred wines of Ancient Rome, Renaissance Popes, poets and artists visiting in the Grand Tour 1700s and 1800s, and of the La Dolce Vita generation in the 1960s. The Frascati DOC/DOCG area is located in the heart of the Castelli Romani, Tuscolum and Albani Hills south of Rome, and north of Lake Albano. Through a private car transfer (which takes about 45 minutes each way), you will arrive at your destination in the Frascati area, where you will meet your guide for the tour. During this experience you'll walk in the vineyards where the history of the Frascati wine begins. From the vineyards, you'll then be guided inside the winery to explore the wine cellar and learn about the particular production techniques characteristic of this unique wine. A guided wine tasting will follow, during which time you will taste different varieties of wines accompanied by typical local products.

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What people are saying about Frascati

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 37 reviews

It was a very nice private tour. The pickup was on time and we had a very confident driver. The organic winegrower guided us through his realm and explained everything about the cultivation until completion.

The owner Alberto was incredible. He was informative and engaging. The winery was beautiful and the wine and olive oil were excellent. Exactly what we expected and more.

Everything was great from that we were picked up at our hotel by the nice driver to the presentation of the wines an the tasty food.

Even Better than expected!

The description didn’t do it justice-we got so much more that wasn’t included in the description and the staff was great!

It was a really nice experience, the staff at the wine farm are nice and explain a lot about the wine and the farm,