You’ll travel with an expert guide through unspoiled landscape boasting ancient vineyards that have produced the famous Primitivo, Negromaro, Sussumaniello, and Aglianico e Bombino Bianco wines.
This full-day excursion begins in Gioia del Colle. You’ll be taken on a tour by one of the owners of this organic vineyard, where focus is on the fantastic Primitivo wine. If you choose to visit a second vineyard, we will take you to a masseria, or country estate, where an expert sommelier will take you through the organic wine production process.
Before lunch you will head to the ancient city of Matera, which is home to movie director Francis Ford Coppola. Matera has been the setting for a number of well-known films including Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. You’ll enjoy a great lunch at a well known restaurant in the old town and afterwards visit the famous Sassi cave dwellings. In addition, you will have free time to explore the city at your leisure.
If your accommodation is in Bari, Ostuni, or Lecce, we may be able to arrange pick-up for groups of 6 or more. You will travel in fully-equipped, private transport, and enjoy the service of an expert bilingual (English/Italian or German/Italian) tour guide. You will have the opportunity to purchase wine and other products from the vineyard you visit.