Leave your Sorrento hotel by luxury minivan and head to the rugged hills of Irpinia. Enjoy views of rural Italy and hear interesting facts about the area’s winemaking heritage from your guide, who is also a professional sommelier. Discover how the rich volcanic soils, elevations and microclimates create good conditions for viticulture, allowing local wineries to cultivate high-quality grapes.
After around 1.5 hours on the road, stop at the acclaimed Cantine Antonio Caggiano winery, located in the heart of the Taurasi appellation. Walk through the vineyards and explore the atmospheric tunnels of the winery, which are lined with winemaking tools, barrels and glass and stone artwork. Finish off the experience with a tasting of three fine regional wines, made from the best indigenous grapes.
Next, continue on to the tiny village of Montemiletto, where you’ll have the opportunity to stop for lunch (own expense). Then, spend the afternoon at nearby Feudi di San Gregorio, a family-run winery in the tiny village of Sorbo Serpico that has garnered international acclaim. Get familiar with the basics of Irpinian viticulture out in the historical vineyards, then enjoy a guided tasting with three different wine varieties.
Leave for the journey back to Sorrento in the afternoon. Your tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel.