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Best wine tours in Puglia

Why Visit Puglia?

The southern Italian region of Puglia, also known as Apulia, is idyllically situated between the Adriatic and Ionian seas. It’s a peaceful, rural region rich in culture and long-standing traditions, blessed with beautiful beaches and an abundance of local produce, most notably olives and (of course) grapes. Italy is not short of phenomenal wine regions, many of which are more well-known than humble Puglia. Yet it is, surprisingly, the second largest wine region in the country and an excellent place to visit on a wine tasting holiday.  

WINE TASTING TOURS IN PUGLIA
Until recently Puglia’s contribution to the world of wine was quantity rather than quality, with the bulk of grapes harvested in the region being transported elsewhere to be used in blends. However, there are a handful of new, passionate winemakers working tirelessly to increase the quality and profile of Puglian wines. Learn more about Puglian wines by visiting local wineries on a guided wine tasting tour. 

FOOD TASTING EXPERIENCES IN PUGLIA
Puglia’s picturesque landscape is awash with olive trees – around 60 million of them, growing over 50 different varieties! The region produces around 40% of Italy’s ‘liquid gold’. Learn more about Puglia’s history of olive oil production and sample some of the finest product on a cycling tour. Besides olives, other local gastronomic delights include Burrata cheese, Oricchiette pasta and bread from Altamura. Sample Puglia’s best local produce on a food tasting tour.         
   
MORE REASONS TO VISIT PUGLIA
Puglia is dotted with charming villages and medieval towns such as Locorotondo, Ostuni and Lecce, where time seemingly stands still. Stroll the maze of narrow cobblestone streets and you will discover historic buildings, baroque churches, and tiny trattorias. Arguably the most picturesque town is Alberobello, which is home to thousands of ‘trulli’. These curious looking, conical, white-washed former dwellings boast UNESCO World Heritage status. Winerist can arrange private and group tours that intersperse wine tasting with cultural highlights.

WINERIST INSIDER TIP
Embrace the local’s leisurely pace of life. Puglia is not a region to be rushed around so don’t try and cram too much into each day.  

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