Campania
Destination
2 hours
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Ita-Eng
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Lacryma Christi with a view

Come and taste the famous Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOC wine. Stroll through the vineyards on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Visit the organic winery. Enjoy a tasting lunch on the beautiful terrace overlooking the vineyards and Capri.


What you’ll do

  • Stroll through the vineyards in Trecase on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius
  • Visit the organic winery and the barrel room
  • Enjoy a tasting lunch on the panoramic terrace, paired with Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOC wines

Price per person: from € 32


What to expect

We will take you on a walk through our Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio vineyards. You will learn about the grape varieties and the different types of cultivation practised on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.

You will learn that the name Lacryma Christi wine comes from Latin and means Tear of Christ. Let’s discover together the history of this fine wine from Campania has its roots in ancient legends.

After this interesting explanation, we will continue our visit to the wine cellar and the barrel room. You will discover that the entire production chain of our Lacryma Christi wine takes place in the winery, from the vineyard to the bottling.

We will conclude the wine tour with a “Mediterranean style” lunch-tasting on our panoramic terrace with views of the vineyards and Capri.

When booking, you can choose between:

Classic Menu:

  1. Antipasto with salami, provolone cheese, “casatiello” (a savory bread), salted ricotta, bread with olive oil and local herbs and spices, prosciutto ham from Campania, and bruschetta with heirloom Piennolo tomatoes and roasted aubergines on bread baked in a wood-burning oven, paired with Lacryma Christi DOP del Vesuvio Bianco, Lacryma Christi DOP del Vesuvio Rosato, and Lacryma Christi DOP del Vesuvio Rosso.
  2. Spaghetti with Piennolo tomato and basil sauce, paird with Lacryma Christi Riserva.
  3. Dessert: Pastiera napoletana made with ricotta, grain and candied fruit, paired with Spumante Rosato and White Passito IGT.

Superior Menu:

  1. Antipasto with salami, provolone cheese, “casatiello” (a savory bread), salted ricotta, bread with olive oil and local herbs and spices, prosciutto ham from Campania, and bruschetta with heirloom Piennolo tomatoes and roasted aubergines on bread baked in a wood-burning, paired with Lacryma Christi Superiore DOP del Vesuvio Bianco, Lacryma Christi DOP del Vesuvio Rosato, and Lacryma Christi Superiore DOP del Vesuvio Rosso.
  2. Spaghetti with Piennolo tomato and basil sauce with Lacryma Christi Riserva.
  3. Dessert: pastiera napoletana (traditional tart made with ricotta, grain, and candied fruit) with Spumante Rosato and White Passito IGT.

Menus for vegetarians and vegans are available on request.

Where Trecase, Naples – 70 km from Sorrento in the Amalfi Coast
When Everyday – duration 2 hours
Start time From 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – flexible start time by agreement with the Expert
Important information
  • Free shuttle from Pompeii Porta Marina
  • Free parking
  • We suggest that you wear comfortable clothing for outdoor activities
  • For farm stay, ask for a tailor-made experience
What’s included
Vineryard walk Lunch and wine tasting
Wine cellar and barrel room tour
What’s not included
Transport

Price per person: from € 32 to € 40

  • Children up to 4 years of age: free
  • Children from 5 to 17 years: € 18,00 (lunch without wine)

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The Food Expert:

The winery was founded in 1948 in Trecase, on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. We have been using organic methods since 1996, fertilizing this sandy, volcanic soil exclusively with organic products and treating the vines only with copper sulphate and sulphur. Our wines do not contain sulphites. Our grape varieties, the Caprettone, the Piedirosso and the Aglianico, are among the oldest grapes cultivated in the history, even before the Ancient Romans (5th century BC).


Cancellation policy: all bookings for the Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio wine tour can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.

It was 1948, Italy was recovering from the Second World War and my father decided to found a small winery in Trecase, on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.

At that time, wine was transported to Naples by horse-drawn wagons, where small rural producers sold their wines to larger merchants, who then supplied shops and restaurants around the city.

I began working at a young age in the family business.

Eighteen years ago the turning point: I decided to open the doors of my winery to tourists for visits and tastings, to invest in improving the quality of my wines and to limit distribution only to our winery shop or through the website.

We have been using organic methods since 1996, fertilizing this sandy, volcanic soil exclusively with organic products and treating the vines only with copper sulphate and sulphur. Our wines do not contain sulphites.

Our varieties, the Caprettone, the Piedirosso and the Aglianico, are among the oldest grapes cultivated in the history, even before the Ancient Romans (5th century BC).

Lacryma Christi doc: history and legend

The name Lacryma Christi has its roots in a number of legends. The most famous is that of Lucifer, who took with him a piece of heaven when he was cast out. When Christ saw the Gulf of Naples in Italy, he recognized it as this stolen piece and wept over the loss; it is said that vines of Lacryma Christi sprang miraculously from the earth where his tears fell.

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