Tag Archives: vineyards

Spring in the Castelli Romani

23 Mar

It is finally here.



We look forward to the 2013 wines of Lazio and of course artichokes, fave and other yummy spring


Frascati Winery Visit

5 Mar

Ettore explaining how vines are trimmed for each year


Ettore explaining winemaking to wine students


Matticella-useful for cooking artichokes in the spring


Heading underground to the cellar which is located in an ancient Roman aquaduct


Ettore with the barrels


Opening the passito for tasting

Last Friday, Ettore and I accompanied a group of 16 wine students to a winery in Frascati.  Visiting wineries is essential for gaining a real understanding of winemaking in general.  We learned about winemaking from the vineyard to the bottling and everything in between.  Wine is a delicate relationship between man and nature and wine is a product of that relationship.  At the winery we get to meet the winemakers, understand better what terroir really means.  The best part is that wineries are usually in beautiful locations and always a nice excursion from Rome.  Of course at the end of every winery tour there is a wine tasting.

A Visit to Marco Carpineti Vineyard and Cantina in Cori

12 Feb

Visit the gorgeous Bellone vineyards in Cori with Paolo Carpineti


Imagine wine tasting in the warmer months surrounded by gorgeous scenery in Cori


View from the wine tasting room at Marco Carpineti




Touring the wine making facilities


Tasting Marco Carpineti wines with Paolo Carpineti


Their passito wine, Ludum, made from 100% Arciprete grapes


Nero Buono

During our wine and cultural excursion from Rome to Sermoneta and Cori, we visit the Marco Carpineti winery in Cori to taste their wines and have a homemade lunch.  We will first tour the cantina and vineyards where we will learn about the hard work that goes into producing wine.  This winery is special not only because they maintain an organic vineyard, but also because they are making an effort to use only native grapes. These are grapes that are local to the region such as Nero Buono and Bellone.  Thousands of people make an effort to make day trips to Tuscany from Rome, but we suggest trying something new and unique that is a shorter distance from Rome, which you give you time to visit more places and really enjoy your wine and food tasting experience.

Video Visit to Marco Carpieti

Vineyards in the Castelli Romani Near Rome

26 Jan

Castelli Romani Vineyards


Great walk and excursion from Rome-to the Castelli Romani


Lone Olive Tree-Throughout the winemaking world, olive trees and grapevines seem to have a symbiatoic relationship.


Vineyards and Olive Trees Grow Near an Extinct Volcano


Olive Groves and Vineyards in the Castelli Romani


Dogs like it too!


Vineyards in the Castelli Romani

Though it is winter, on sunny days a walk through the vineyards is a lovely experience.  The Castelli Romani is full of vineyards and olive groves that have fed and “watered” Rome for centuries.  The Castelli Romani is a group of hilltop villages near surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and fields with sheep and are a perfect wine tasting and cultural excursion from Rome.

If you are interested in a private excursion from Rome that includes wine tasting and visiting towns outside Rome,  please contact us at info@antiquatours.com

or check us out at Antiqua Tours

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