Visit Small Craft Wineries
Get Treated Like a Local
Discover Authentic Wines
Taste the Best Craft Wines of Abruzzo and Relax Like a Local
Let’s share a leisurely day of local wine tastings in Italy’s countryside, accompanied by a local English speaking guide. A tasting of a minimum of four wines is included, along with snacks to accompany the wines. Learn about and taste unique wines from the region, such as the famous ‘Montepulciano D’Abruzzo’. Chat with the winemakers, who can tell you all about the winemaking process and what sets their winery apart from others. All of the wine tours are personally vetted by BellaVita founder and sommelier, Marino, who’s passion for wine has led him to study and travel throughout Abruzzo to find the best emerging small craft wineries.
Just as exciting for a wine connoisseur as an amateur, there’s something for every level of wine lover to discover
Be treated like a local - when traveling with Experience BellaVita you are considered a friend, not a tourist!
Get access to the spots that can’t be found on Google (only locals are allowed!)
Receive exclusive discounts on wines
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Coordinated upon booking, we are flexible!
Exact location is coordinated upon booking as it will depend on where you are traveling from and which winery we visit
All year round
2 person minimum, 10 people maximum
This tour is for ages 18+
- Tasting of at least 4 wines
- Cheese/deli tastings to accompany wine
Transportation to and from the meeting point is not included, but available upon request for an additional fee.
About your guides
Experience BellaVita’s expert wine guide
This excursion will be led by either Marino or one of our wine experts. We’ll share with you exclusive tips and chat about the traditions, history and methods of preparations for wine in the region. As locals, we also love to share our recommendations for the best restaurants and places to visit during your stay!
Based on your location, we’ll pick a winery close to you. After meeting the owners at the vineyard, we’ll start the relaxed visit through the winery, taking the time to discover the secrets of each winemaker and their winemaking philosophy.
The owners will give us a full tour of their winery, vineyards, and cellar while sharing their personal stories, the challenges they face, and their passion for winemaking. We’ll visit the technical installations, ending with an explanation about the wine aging process.
Advised by the owner’s expertise, we will then start the wine tasting which will include at least 4 different wines. Wine options may vary but some common tasting options are Montepulciano D’Abruzzo (Red), Pecorino and/or Trebbiano (White), and Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo (Rosè). Wine tastings are always accompanied by snacks, which also vary depending on availability but may include fresh bread, organic extra virgin olive oil, local meats and cheeses.
At the end of our tour, you may even have the opportunity to taste an extra glass of wine or older vintages. Each wine tour we guide is unique and depends on the winery we visit, our guests, the season, and the day! Feel free to contact us to arrange a visit to multiple wineries on your tour.
One winery visit will last at least 2.5 hours.
Good to Know
This tour is for ages 18+.
Wine & snack tastings are dependent on availability at the wineries.
Round trip transportation is available at an additional cost.
Upon booking, we can decide together extra options & vertical tastings of older vintages and whether you require a guide with you.
Optional Food & Wine Pairing Experience
If you’re a wine & food expert traveling in a group, we can organize a private food & wine pairing dining experience. We bring the best wines of the region in one place and together with our professional sommelier & chef we offer some outstanding wines paired with the best traditional food of Abruzzo.
Note: The details included here are for our scheduled tours. If you’d like to plan a tour for a different date/time/duration/group size or customize your experience in any way, we will do our best to accommodate you! Check out our custom tour option or contact us to plan your tour.