Harvesting and Winemaking Tour

Revolutionary seasonal winemaking tour

7 nights harvesting tour in Puglia by BeeYond Travel. You will experience the thrill of winemaking from harvesting to the finished product, all in a magical setting the Apulian countryside can provide you.

Winemaking Tour by BeeYond Travel

Winemaking Tour Puglia

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 winemaking tour Puglia 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?

The Harvest yesteryear

In the past, men and women gathered in the fields to work with a single goal: the vineyards were filled with friends, acquaintances, relatives, neighbors, ready to work and then share a final banquet in simplicity and cheerfulness. For farmers (and not only) the harvest represented an opportunity to share with others an entire year of effort and work not always paid off properly (for example due to sudden hailstorms or adverse weather events). The harvest was also attended by children, who filled the countryside with cheerful laughter while the older children taught them how to pick grapes from the branches without ruining it. Each family started out in the countryside at dawn, and work continued until lunchtime.

The Importance of winemaking in Puglia

The historical and anthropological value dates back to antiquity. In the Apulian social and economic culture, the harvest, which takes place with a ritual handed down from generation to generation, is an annual event that is based on the peasant tradition and the sharing of the territory.

The importance of this tour

The smell of the must (fresh squeezed grape juice) is something you will remember forever, along with the experiences bundled into this tour. We wanted you to feel part of something big, part of a family that puts a lot of work the whole year waiting for this moment…the harvest. It is during harvesting that you truly return to the origins; and once there, it will be easier to understand what the true luxury is today.

So…Buona Vendemmia!

About the 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?

Please note

  • Passport required
  • 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.  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 11 half price and kids menu.

About your accommodation

Masseria Rosario will be your accommodation and it features four apartments which can accommodate up to 17 people per each departure:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 won’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.

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Comfortable light working shoes 
  • Hat 
  • Rain Jacket

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% will be charged if booking is cancelled 60 days or less before the event
  • Cancellation fee of 50% will be charged if booking is cancelled 90 days or less before the event
  • Cancellation fee of 30% will be charged if booking is cancelled 120 days or less before the event

Experience type

Multi day tour

Booking in advance

Cut off: 2 days

Duration

8 days / 7 nights

Difficulty

Moderate

Categories

Educational Tour

Cultural and theme tours
Seasonal Tour
Special Occasions Tour
Culinary
Couples
Family friendly
Group friendly
Private Experience

Live tour guide

English and Italian

 

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 - 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 - 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 “share of work”, 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 - 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 “bottega della ceramica” (ceramic shop). A lovely evening with heavy Hors D’ Oeuvres on the terrace of the Bottega will follow overlooking this amazing town famous all over the world for its ceramics.

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 Capuchins

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 - 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 - Saturday | Departure day
Breakfast - Meeting with guide for final good-byes. Transfer to Bari / Brindisi

We offer pick-up to the following places for this tour:
  • Bari Airport
  • Brindisi Airport
If you do not choose pick-up, you can start the experience at the places below.

Masseria Rosario: SP 83 Grottaglie-Monteiasi, 74023 Monteiasi, Italy

What's included?

  • Apartment for seven nights at Masseria Rosario
  • Personal guide for all experiences 
  • Car transportation for all experiences every day 
  • 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
  • Dinners: 6
  • Beverages during meals: water, a bottle of wine every two people)
  • Visits-excursions as described in daily program.
 

Exclusions!

  • Tips or Gratuities
  • Extra drinks
  • Everything else not included in daily program.

 

vacation and winemaking: what a marriage!

8 Days / 7 Nights to embrace authentic Apulian way of life

Authentic winemaking experience

Food Tastings and Fun workshops

Limited Availability

2020 HARVESTING SEASON FROM AUGUST 29 TO OCTOBER 10

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Adults from
$ 4,235 Age 12 and over
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Children
$ 2,070 Age 3 to 11
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Babies
free Age 0 to 2
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Single Room
$ Sorry, not available
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