Shore excursion from La Spezia and Portovenere to a Cinque Terre winery with visit and tasting.
Meet the 5 Terre wine growers with visit and wine tasting shore cruise trip from La Spezia and Portovenere.
The port of La Spezia is strategically located near some wine making areas where it’s possible to visit the wine cellars, learn more about the wine making and of course taste the wines. The closest wine region is the Cinque Terre, here below find a proposal of wine tour and other ideas for visiting the surrounding wine making regions.
Cinque Terre Wines. The wine making in this area started 1000 years ago with the production of a sweet wine called Sciacchetrà, to which, later, was paired the table wine production.
The Cinque Terre wine tours shore trip from La Spezia starts by meeting your driver at the cruise terminal and soon head to Portovenere. Early in the morning, the village is so lovely. Quite, not crowded, upon arrival you will have time to explore it at your own pace: from the Palazzata to St. Peter church and then back along the main street.
Later in the morning, let’s move to the Cinque Terre for meeting the wine growers. Upon arrival in the vineyards, located in a breathtaking location overlooking the sea, start the visit for learning more about the ancient and modern methods for growing grapes and making wins in the area, then followed by a 3 table wines tasting with snacks and 1 Sciacchetrà tasting, the famous sweet wine of the Cinque Terre.
Afterwards we move to Corniglia by driving along the panoramic road. This is the smallest village of the 5 Terre where always find a cozy atmosphere. Here have time for a light lunch.
In the afternoon head to Vernazza, by many considered the gem of the Cinque Terre. Enjoy some time on your own for visiting the village and maybe have a homemade gelato.
Pricing. € 198,00 per person based on 4 participants and include English-speaking driver and visit of the vineyards with 4 wines tasting with snacks. The price may vary according to the number of participants, tour duration and services required.
Be aware that invoicing and organization is by V&D Viaggi e Dintorni Travel Agency – Carrara
Other Cinque Terre wine tours proposals in the area.
Colli di Luni Wines. The Luni hills, called also the Vermentino region, are located right inland of La Spezia, an area of rolling hills dotted by castles and medieval villages. The tour includes the visit of the towns of the area like Lerici, Sarzana, Fosdinovo, Carrara marble quarries and the visit of one or more wineries of the area.
Lucca Wine Region. The country of Lucca is partly flat and humid but the area stretching east of Lucca is made of rolling hills dotted by olive groves and vineyards. After the visit of Lucca town center, nothing better than a relaxing wine tasting in one of the local wineries.
Chianti Wine Region. It is definitely one of the most famous wine making areas in the world. A perfect architecture of the landscape, charming villages and remarkable wines, are the ingredients for organizing a perfect shore excursion for wine lovers.
For these tours, quotation are on request.