nfinite spaces surrounded by nature, a journey through history and culture of the ancient wine and culinary traditions from Basilicata and Murgia region.
WINE TOUR – Half Day
On Murgia plains, the road between Matera – European Capital of Culture in 2019 – and Gravina is a crossroad of history lost in the mists of time. The oldest archaeological finds date back to the Neolithic Age as well as the oldest resident of the area, the Man of Altamura.
What makes this a unique and fascinating area, are the endless fields of green grass, from which originates the Alta Murgia National Park and the Sassi of Matera, a Unesco World Heritage Site where cave dwellings are carved into the tufa rocks on the edges of the ravine; a landscape that is repeated with the same sensation in Gravina, a town only 40 km from Matera.
Vine growing here as in the rest of Puglia, has been introduced on a broad scale by the first Greek colonization, still evident today in the characteristics forms of breeding sapling or little tree.
The area has never had a big production of wine for trade; was rather considered a caloric food, useful to compensate the poor meal of the farmer to breast long and tiring days of work in the fields. Native grapes that were able to revalue itself over time, like the Aglianico del Vulture, the Primitivo of Gioia del Colle; this is also the land of great white wines like Verdeca, a semi-aromatic grape variety with delicate fruity notes.
All these wines that talk about a territory apparently hostile for vineyards, where the soil mainly rocky and calcareous, but anyway distinguishes these wines for austerity and great structure.
Guided tour of two wineries; tasting of native wines with expert sommeliers
Guided tour in a farm with tastings of olive oil and local products
A visit to the Sassi of Matera and Gravina to see the wonderful canyons between Puglia and Basilicata.
Period of the tour: all year round on request
Itinerary and minimum number of participants: from 4 to 8 people.
Pick-up at the meeting point agreed: Matera
Price: 2 – 3 pax (on request); 4 pax EURO 125 (per person), 5 pax EURO 100 (per person), 6,7,8 pax, EURO 80 (per person)
Duration Tour: 4 hours
Included in the price:
Apulia Emotions card valid for the whole year;
Transportation by bus or car for the food and wine tours