Fall in love with magical Friuli -Venezia Giulia on this private, luxury tour of this undiscovered Italian wine country gem

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Overview of Friuli – Venezia Giulia Wine Tour

Friuli Venezia Giulia is undoubtedly one of Italy’s most enchanting wine-producing regions, yet remarkably it is one of the least explored. Its tranquil, uncrowded wine country is nestled in Italy’s far northeast next to the Slovenian border. Before Friuli -Venezia Giulia became part of Italy, its sub-regions were controlled by the Venetian Republic and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Consequentially, there is a very charming and eclectic “Mittel-Europa meets Italy” flavor here, in terms of architecture and cuisine. Trieste feels more like Budapest than Florence, for instance. Italians consider Friuli -Venezia Giulia as one of their best-kept secrets. The countryside is splendid, with uplifting landscapes of vineyards, medieval villages, and rolling green hills dotted with period villas. Ernest Hemingway buffs will also find it interesting that this area featured prominently in his books such as A Farewell to Arms where many Friuli -Venezia Giulia & bordering Slovenian locations are mentioned (Caporetto/Kobarid, Piave and Isonzo rivers), and it’s also where the movie starring Rock Hudson was shot. You have it all in Friuli -Venezia Giulia – sea, mountains, and unspoiled wine country!

White wines are king here, and Friuli -Venezia Giulia’s whites have even been coined “Super whites” by wine journalists. Varietals like Friulano, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Malvasia, Picolit, Vitovska, and Ribolla Gialla produce fragrant, elegant, and captivating wines. Delicious reds are also produced. The unique red varietals in Friuli, such as Schioppetino, Tazzelenghe, Terrano, and Refosco, can be blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to produce silky and spicy wines. Finally, the “orange” wines (macerated, prolonged skin-contact wines following ancient wine traditions) are increasingly appreciated by wine critics and wine lovers. The Friulian wine scene is home to real characters and wine visionaries, such as Josko Gravner, Alvaro Pecorari, Edi Kante, Marco Felluga, Flavio Pontoni, and Edi and Renato Keber. Their wines are sublime!

You will have the chance to taste some of the best wines being made in Friuli -Venezia Giulia today on this fabulous, private wine tasting adventure. Visit a range of contrasting fine wine estates, from noble villas to tiny cult garage cellars, and even take in a wine experience in Slovenia, just across the border. Enjoy a mix of sensational and memorable meals, from Michelin, starred gourmet blowouts, to Slow Food ethos taverns, to upmarket fish and seafood restaurants. Explore the region’s most striking cities like Trieste (historic port of the Habsburg Empire), Aquileia (Ancient Roman capital of Friuli -Venezia Giulia), and bewitching, lively Udine. Sleep in a fairy tale castle amid vines where Casanova sojourned for a few months in 1773, and a Neoclassic palace with views of a deep blue bay. Soak up the delightful surroundings and enjoy the wine tasting, as a private chauffeur will take care of all the driving. Please sit back, enjoy the scenery, and let us show you this unspoiled part of Italy on a luxury wine tour!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit cult wine estates in Friuli -Venezia Giulia, the jewel of northeastern Italy
  • San Daniele Ham Experience & Artisan Cheese Tour
  • Luxury Castle Wine Resorts and Palatial Accommodations
  • Professional, friendly English speaking Chauffeur & Mercedes
  • Historic private tours of Aquileia, Udine, Cividale, Trieste

Unveiling Your Customized Friuli - Venezia Giulia Tour: Explore Your Tailored Itinerary

  1. Venice/Trieste airport- Aquileia- San Michele del Carso- Capriva del Friuli

    Magnificent Villa Russiz
    Magnificent Villa Russiz

    Benvenuto! Welcome to Friuli- Wine and Ancient Roman Mosaics

    • 4* Castle Wine Resort
    • Slow Food Lunch with Wines
    • Private Chauffeured Mercedes
  2. Capriva del Friuli - Oslavia - Gorizia - Šmartno - Dobrovo v Brdih - Cormons - Capriva del Friuli

    Friuli Collio Vineyards
    Friuli Collio Vineyards

    Orange Wines, Slovenia Wine Country & Mythical La Subida Restaurant

    • 4* Castle Wine Resort
    • Full Breakfast, Michelin Starred Dinner with wines
    • Private Chauffeured Mercedes
  3. Capriva del Friuli - Prepotto – Kobarid - Cividale del Friuli - Capriva del Friuli

    Your luxury wine resort, Castello di Spessa
    Cellar at your luxury wine resort, Castello di Spessa

    Wine Tasting, Best Female Chef in the World at Hiša Franko & Cividale del Friuli

    • 4* Castle Wine Resort
    • Full Breakfast, Two Michelin Starred Lunch Tasting Menu with Wines
    • Private Chauffeured Mercedes
  4. Capriva del Friuli - San Daniele Del Friuli - Udine - Capriva del Friuli

    Fine Dining at Agli Amici
    Fine Dining at Agli Amici

    Prosciutto di San Daniele, Gourmet Dining and Historic Udine

    • 4* Castle Wine Resort
    • Full Breakfast, Two Michelin Starred Lunch Tasting Menu with Wines
    • Private Chauffeured Mercedes
  5. Capriva del Friuli - Villanova del Judrio - Duino-Aurisina - Trieste

    Kante Wine Estate
    Kante Wine Estate

    Carso Wines, Cheese Tour, Fish Dinner on the Seafront

    • 4* Historic Palace Hotel
    • Full Breakfast, Seafood Dinner with wines
    • Private Chauffeured Mercedes
  6. Trieste

    Miramare Castle
    Miramare Castle

    Discover Historic Trieste

    • 4* Historic Palace Hotel
    • Full Breakfast, Creative Cuisine Dinner with wines
    • Private Chauffeured Mercedes
  7. Trieste- Trieste/Venice Airport

    Buon Viaggio!
    Buon Viaggio!

    Buon Viaggio!

    • None
    • Full Breakfast
    • Private Chauffeured Mercedes

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Cellar Tours Private Luxury Food & Wine Tours

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Welcome to Cellar Tours, the premier Luxury Travel Specialist since 2003. Our goal is to provide you with the ultimate food and wine vacation experience, with exclusive Mercedes chauffeured tours that showcase the best of local cuisine and wines.

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