Private full-day wine tour to two of the most luxurious Franciacorta wineries, plus a delicious gourmet lunch.
Picturesque Franciacorta, in the Italian province of Brescia, gives its name to the distinctive sparkling wines made there. They are Italy’s answer to champagne and known the world over by connoisseurs. In this tour you are going to visit two of the most beautiful wineries in the region of Lombardy, one renowned for producing the most prestigious brands of Franciacorta. During an excursion that includes the degustation, you will be invited to a gourmet dinner in one of the best restaurants in the area.
Your tour will start with the visit to one of the most beautiful wineries in the region of Lombardy, one renowned for producing the most prestigious brands of Franciacorta. Those sparkling wines take their name from the charming region in which they are made, in the province of Brescia.
When you enter the first winery you will feel like you are in a gallery of modern art. Everything here is perfectly situated and the impressive architecture benefits from the clear light typical of this region. During your visit, which includes an extensive tasting, your private tour guide and sommelier will explain to you the entire course of wine production, including how it is aged and bottled. You will discover the secrets of the methods used, the difference between champagne and white sparkling wines, the methods and their variety. Tasting the best wines of Franciacorta will open up to you new fragrances while refining your ability to distinguish different varieties. You will also be able see inside the cool, closed recesses of the wine cellar, which is itself an historical fund. These are old vintage wines in dusty bottles and each one of them is precious.
After your tasting in the first winery, you will have lunch of gourmet food in one of Franciacorta’s finest restaurants. You will be served the best of local cuisine with the wines that take their name from the town and which you will, by now, be familiar with. Franciacorta and Brescia are proud of their rich culinary traditions. On the one hand, there are dishes based on lake fish, which perfectly match the light wines of Franciacorta, and on the other hand you have Brescia’s traditional rural cuisine, specializing in meat-based dishes, including beef and pork.
Following your lunch, you will continue to the second winery, which is one of the most remarkable in Franciacorta and is located in a picturesque valley that boasts beautiful views of the vineyards and Lake Iseo. Here a local expert will tell you the history of sparkling wine in the region and reveal the secrets of its production. You will walk you through cellars where you learn about the winery’s unique production technique of aging all of its wines in barrels. You will explore the process of winemaking, aging and bottling, and taste some delicious sparkling wines.
Chauffeur driven service (Mercedes E-class)
Private guided tour of two prestigious Franciacorta wineries with local experts
Two private wine tasting with Sommelier
Delicious 3-course lunch featuring traditional meals paired with wine in a picturesque restaurant
Wine available to purchase
Free WiFi access on board
English speaking driver
Refreshments available on board
Tour duration is 8 hours
Tour departure cities: Milan, Verona, Brescia, Bergamo
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