- 4-hour Lazio wine tour from Rome
- Sightseeing Frascati and Grottaferrata - two of the prettiest wine producing towns in the Castelli Romani
- Spend your afternoon at Santa Benedetta winery in the hamlet of Monte Porzio Catone
- Sample three exquisite Castelli Romani wines, alongside a selection of local delicacies
- Learn about Italian wines from your knowledgeable guide
What You Can Expect
Admire Frascati, its postcard-perfect views and learn about its famous white wine. Continue to the village of Grottaferrata, where you will see the 15th-century Basilica Monastery of Santa Maria's exterior and soak up the laid-back ambiance around town.
Head on to the hamlet of Monte Porzio Catone, and visit Santa Benedetta – the oldest winery in Castelli Romani. On a tour of the rustic estate, hear how it was once a convent, and learn about the winemaking traditions that have been passed down by generations of the Benedetti family.
At this secluded little spot, sit down for your wine-tasting session, sampling three important Santa Benedetta wines – complexus, gigi and tre vecchie. Soak up the wine with a plate of local delicacies, including the winery’s extra virgin olive oil, bruschetta (pane di Lariano, an aromatic, crusty white bread), cheeses and cured meats.
After relaxing at the estate, enjoying the fine wine, food and great company, your guide will drive you back to your Rome hotel.
Small group, small but very old winery. Wine maker tasted along with us. Accompanying food was great. View was spectacular. Wine was good but nothing to get very excited over. Interestingly one of the locals came while we were there with a empty plastic milk jug and paid to have the jug filled right out of the cask.
We loved doing this private tour. Our driver was not so knowledgable and his driving was a little scary....but once we got to Santa Benedetta....TERRIFIC. This vineyard is so lovely and romantic. My husband and I got to stroll thru the olive groves and the vines and it was perfectly charming. The tasting room was really pretty. The food prepared for use, with that fabulous olive oil, was delicious. The wines were also wonderful. The man who toured us around his vineyard and wine making rooms was very nice and answered all our questions. We have been to lots of vineyards around the world and this was one of our favorites!