Bologna Wine & Food Tour | The Grand Wine Tour

Emilia-Romagna wine tour

Bologna Wine & Food Tour

  • 8 hours

What is included:

  • 1 Food experience at Caseificio Bazzanese

  • 1 Private Guided Vineyards and Winery Tour & Tasting at Umberto Cesari Winery

  • 1 Gourmet light lunch at the winery

  • Visit of Medieval Dozza Village

What is not included:

  • Gratuites

  • What is not mentioned in “what’s included”

Transport


170

Wine & Food tour in the fertile plains of Emilia Romagna, where food and wine reign supreme


Emilia-Romagna Territory

Emilia-Romagna is one of the most famous region of Italy for food, from Parmigiano Reggiano to Balsamic vinegar from Modena, not to mention tortellini, lasagne, prosciutto di Parma, fresh-egg pasta and basically every other gastronomic delicacy you want on an Italian menu. Put simply, Emilia-Romagna is the food capital of Italy.

Of course, in a country where food and wine are inseparable, Emilia-Romagna boasts of equally great wine. In the rolling hills of the Apennines, vineyards of the historic Sangiovese grape sweep the slopes and become powerful bottles of red wine that match in body to the luscious foods of the region.

  • Day 1: Morning

    Scopri come viene prodotto “il Re dei formaggi”



    Scopri come viene prodotto “il Re dei formaggi”


    Seeing the traditional processing techniques of Parmigiano Reggiano is an experience that fascinates people of all ages. Owners of the dairies which produce Parmigiano Reggiano are looking forward to meeting you and showing you the master cheese-makers at work on the traditional craft of turning milk into Parmigiano Reggiano, a unique way of seeing the culture of the region and discovering how one of the most important local products is born.

    You’ll see first-hand how Parmigiano Reggiano is made from the processing of the milk, forming the wheels, the salt brine baths and best of all, the “cheese cathedral“ where the wheels are stored to age. The shelf-lined walls hold up to 20,000 wheels of Parmigiano at any given time!

    Parmigiano Cheese Tasting

    - Taste 3 different ages of Parmigiano Reggiano (12,24 and 36 months)


    Private Guided Winery Tour at Umberto Cesari


    Located in Castel San Pietro Terme, among the hills that dominate the landscape of the ancient Via Emilia on the border between Emilia and Romagna, this winery was founded in the early 60s. As one of the first wine makers in Emilia-Romagna to believe in the potential of the Sangiovese grape, Umberto Cesari has been faithful in his commitment and today is known as a Master of Sangiovese. Nowadays, the winery extends over 335 hectares, 175 hectares of which are proprietary and includes 8 estates. This tour features a brief walk in the vineyards, a guided tour of the winery, and the ageing cellar where you will enjoy an illustrated explanation of how Umberto Cesari wine is made. The tour will end with a deluxe tasting of five iconic wines paired with gourmet local artisanal food.

    Wine & Food Tasting

    - Liano Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc Rubicone IGT paired with five-grain pastry bread and Salame Rosa from Artigian Quality, squacquerone di Romagna DOP cheese from Antica Cascina and caramelized figs.

    - Liano Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon Rubicone IGT paired with a warm potato flan served with pumpkin and white truffle sauce from Bernardini Tartufi.

    - Tauleto Sangiovese Rubicone IGT paired with wild boar bresaola from Sant’Uberto served on local white bread with dark chocolate flakes.

    - Yemula Sangiovese Merlot Rubicone IGT paired with Pecorino Gran Cru Grotta di Brisighella cheese from Antica Cascina, served with tangerine marmalade and puff pastry breadsticks.

    - Guido Gobino, Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Montecatone estate and dried apricots.

  • Day 1: Afternoon

    Enjoy free time to walk through the Medieval village of Dozza

    The Medieval village of Dozza, one of the 100 “Borghi più belli d’Italia” is located south of Bologna, on the crest of a gentle hill dominating the Sellustra river valley.

    In Dozza, art becomes urban landscape, through the decoration of houses’ walls, streets and squares which fills the corners of the village with light and bright colours. It’s a real open-air museum, where you can admire more than one hundred works by several contemporary prestigious artists.

    Its historical centre, perched a top the hill, maintains its original Medieval structures including the imposing Rocca Sforzesca (Dozza Castle). The Rocca houses a museum that recounts the history of the village and the Centro Studi e Documentazione del Muro Dipinto (Painted Wall Study Centre), that includes sketches, archives, and bibliographic documents about the city’s painted walls.

    Dozza hosts the Biennale of contemporary art of the Muro Dipinto that takes place every two years on the third week of September.

What is included:

  • 1 Food experience at Caseificio Bazzanese

  • 1 Private Guided Vineyards and Winery Tour & Tasting at Umberto Cesari Winery

  • 1 Gourmet light lunch at the winery

  • Visit of Medieval Dozza Village

What is not included:

  • Gratuites

  • What is not mentioned in “what’s included”