I was lucky to find Le Baccanti through an internet search - I began planning a wine tour that will not be forgotten. As I was traveling with a group, Le Baccanti's staff accommdated our numbers and set up a tour that included two vineyards, lunch and a visit to the town of Matera. The wine experiences were amazing, from our private wine guide to the winery owners and the wines themselves. We all took some wine back back with us, and we hope to find it again in Canada. Needless to say after the visits with tastings, wine, and lunch we were all happy travelers. Our driver and guide truly became our friends for the day, and was sure that each one of us had an amazing day. I can only conclude that if you are ever in Puglia, be sure to contact Le Baccanti for a day of pure enjoyment.
Trevor, Toronto (Canada)
Full-day services of private luxury car with English-speaking driver
Learn about wine from your English-speaking sommelier guide
Thorough exploration of southern Italy's Salento wine-region
Expertly-led wine tastings with knowledgeable English-speaking wine expert
See firsthand how ancient techniques are used today to produce amazing wines
Your full-day wine tour and exploration of the Salento region will begin with your pick-up from your accommodations in Lecce (Apulia), with your private luxury car with personal driver, and fantastic English-speaking wine guide. From here, you will all venture out into the beautiful countryside, filled with meandering vineyards and ancient olive trees.
Your first visit will be to one of Salento's oldest wineries, located on 500 stupendous hectares of fertile land. You'll have a chance to admire their prolific grape vines, silvery-green olive trees, and other successful farming forays. Dating back over 1000 years ago, you'll be overwhelmed by an feeling of incredible connection to the land, and respect for the traditions of ancient farming still in use by the current wine-makers and producers. Following a guided tour and explanation of the property with your English-speaking winery expert, you'll enjoy a wonderful guided wine-tasting of the estate's current releases. Your private wine guide is a local sommelier with deep passions for the wines of this region, and will always be on hand with helpful explanations during your tastings.
Your next stop on this full-day wine tour will be a tiny, charming Apulian village with a booking for lunch in a delicious genuine Salento trattoria. Enjoy the incredible local seafood or homemade pastas with their stupendous accompanying sauces. Following your delicious lunch you will have time for a stroll through the whitewashed streets before your driver will proceed with the wine tour, and delivers you to your next destination.
Your second winery visit will be to an amazing boutique winery specializing in the production of only local grape varieties, and the creation of delicious extra-virgin olive oil, grains and legumes. You'll have a walk through the vineyards accompanied by your wine expert, and will tour the winery's cantina. Your tour will be followed by a guided wine-tasting session focusing on the local wine-making techniques, and what helps make these wines unique from others nearby. Your full-day wine tour will conclude with a drive along the windy country roads as you return to your accommodations.
Salento is home to one DOCG and seven DOC wine areas including Alezio, Copertino, Galatina, Leverano, Matino, Salice Salentino, and Squinzano. These wine-producing regions grow the most important grape varieties including Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera, Chardonnay, and Primitivo.
**Please note this tour best works from Lecce, but can be easily arrange also from other Apulian towns. Please inquire for the additional pick-up fee for your shore excursion from the port of Brindisi or from Martina Franca, Taranto, Brindisi, or other another small regional town. Your driver can also pick you up directly from your private villas.**
Pick-up at your accommadations in Lecce. Please inquire for all other pick-ups and additional fees.
Full-day services of private driver with luxury vehicle and English-speaking wine expert for the day (approx. 7 hours).
Guided visits and tastings at two top-rated Salento wineries.
Booking for lunch in charming restaurant (meal not included, to be paid onsite).
Time to explore a delightful local village with its wine and gourmet food shops.
22% VAT taxes.
Our pampering care!
SPECIAL NOTE: We strive to ensure private visits at the wineries. In particularly busy times of the year, or in certain wineries this may not always be possible. If you would like guaranteed private visits, please get in touch for a customized quote.