Basilicata
Destination
1.5 hours
Duration
Ita-Eng+
Language
1+
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Aglianico del Vulture and Basilicata foods

A fascinating journey through the history of Aglianico del Vulture wine and Lucanian gastronomy. Visit the headquarters of our winery in Rionero in Vulture, an ancient palace with Franciscan caves dating back to 1600. Taste with us the fine “Barolo of the South”.


What you’ll do

  • Visit the ancient wine ageing caves in Rionero in Vulture
  • Taste 4 glasses of wine chosen by our Sommelier, paired with a platter of typical cold cuts and cheeses and several Lucanian delicacies

Wha to expect

You will have the opportunity to visit our suggestive historical caves in Rionero in Vulture.

These natural caves dug into the volcanic tuff, thanks to a perfect and natural balance of temperature, constant humidity and ventilation, guarantee exceptional conditions for the refinement of wine, which rests inside French oak barriques.

All interconnected, the caves develop in the subsoil of the town, creating a highly suggestive underground route.

After accompanying you on your discovery of this unique place, you will taste four glasses of wine, paired with a platter of typical cold meats and cheeses and several Lucanian delicacies.


The Food Expert: the link with Aglianico del Vulture wine and my family roots go back to an history of childhood when, at the age of about seven, I started to look around my grandfather’s vineyard. I found him bowed near a vine. He turned, saw me, and suddenly asked me what my name was. I replied and he promised to bequeath his vineyards to me, because I was the only nephew to carry his name.

Our winery is located in Rionero in Vulture, in an old renovated building where there are ancient caves dating back to 1600, already used by the Franciscan Friars. They now house our oak barrels where the Aglianico del Vulture wine rests and allow the visitor a fascinating and unforgettable journey to discover the wine and the gastronomy of Basilicata. Discover Basilicata’s gastronomy and traditions with us!

Where Rionero in Vulture, Potenza – 90 min from Matera
When From Monday to Saturday, Sunday by reservation – duration 1.5 hours
Start time 10 a.m.

5 p.m.

Language Italian, English and French
Important information
  • Comfortable clothing is required for the visit to the wine cellar. A long-sleeved jumper is recommended for the low temperature and humidity of the caves.
  • Please indicate the language of the experience when booking.
  • The choice of wines for tasting is at the discretion of the Sommelier.
What’s included
Guided tour of the historic caves
4 glasses of wine
platter of cold meats and cheeses + Lucanian delicacies
What’s not included
Transport

Price per person: € 30,00

Cancellation policy: all bookings for the Aglianico del Vulture wine tasting can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.

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The link with Aglianico wine and my family roots go back to an episode of childhood when, at the age of about seven, I started to look around my grandfather’s vineyard. I found him bowed near a vine. He turned, saw me, and suddenly asked me what my name was. I replied and he promised to bequeath his vineyards to me, because I was the only nephew to carry his name.

In 1998, at the age of forty, I decided to leave my previous job as a manager to take up the challenge of enhancing Aglianico del Vulture wine. I understand today that the true legacy passed on to me by my grandfather is, beyond the vineyards, his heritage of values, the love for things done well, the desire to do more than to have. The real challenge is thus to elevate Aglianico del Vulture by combining tradition, innovation, history and local culture.

The cultivation methods used in the winery are inspired by the utmost respect for nature and are suitable to improve the accumulation of water reserve, as well as the content of organic substance. So in the first place there is the respect for plant life, for the environment and for the natural and intrinsic vitality of the soil.

The headquarters of our winery are located in Rionero in Vulture, in an ancient renovated palace with ancient natural caves dating back to the 1600s and already used by Franciscan Monks. Today they house the barrels where our wine rests and allow visitors to make a fascinating and unforgettable journey through history.

Aglianico del Vulture

Aglianico del Vulture is the red wine obtained from the vinification of Aglianico grapes. This grape is grown on the slopes of an ancient volcano, the Vulture. Thanks to the volcanic soils, the presence in depth of tuffaceous layers that work as a water reserve during dry periods and the extremely particular microclimate, Aglianico del Vulture matures to perfection allowing us to make a strong wine with a strong personality, a ruby colour and complex aromas.

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