Italy is synonymous with delicious food and wine. If you are a wine enthusiast, or a foodie yearning to taste your way around on your day on shore, this excursion is for you! Almost every region in Italy produces wine. The country also boasts of an astonishing number of grape varieties, producing most of the world’s major red and white grapes.
Here is some information about a few wine and culinary delights of Campania:
- The popular wines of Campania are the Taurasi and Aglianico del Taburno. The Aglianico, an ancient grape variety is a prized produce of the region and its unique taste is unmatched anywhere else in the world.
- This region is home to over 120 wineries, each having a history of its own. The mountainous province of Avellino, known by the locals as Irpinia is home to a large number of wineries.
- San Marzano tomatoes and creamy buffalo mozzarella top the list of fresh produce. Gnocchi alla Sorrentina is a delicious main course dish, a tomato and white cheese sauce over potato dumplings. Scialatielli, a type of homemade pasta comes in the form of short pieces and is ideal with a spicy aubergine sauce. Not to forget your choice of wine with this lip-smacking meal!
- Fish is common in Campanian cuisine. Restaurants serve the “catch of the day’ so it is advisable to check with them what their daily special is. Totani is a type of Calamari, stewed or tossed lightly with shrimp. A perfect glass of white wine will make this dish even more enjoyable.
What to Expect on your Wine Shore Excursion with Lunch from Sorrento
Your English-speaking chauffeur will pick you up from the Sorrento port to take you on your exciting wine trail. On the agenda is a visit to two highly reputed wineries that produce excellent quality wine. Leaders in the market, both these wineries have broken significant records in wine production.
Mastroberardino is one of the leading wineries and wine families in Italy. The winery has been a trendsetter with their production, market impact, and innovation. The history of this establishment dates back to the early 18th century and has been largely responsible for the viticultural success of Campania’s remote Irpinia area. About 2.4 million bottles are produced annually from grapes grown in the family’s 150 acre vineyards and are appreciated the world over.
Feudi di San Gregorio, is perhaps the most spectacular winery in Southern Italy. Even though it was established only in 1986, with its first wine produced as late as 1991, they produce a whopping three million bottles a year! The first winery from Campania to achieve two stars from Gamberro Rosso for their 20 Tre Bicchieri awards, Feudi di San Gregorio has affirmed its place among the Italian wine-making elite.
Capture some timeless pictures with the backdrop of wonderful scenery right here at these wineries. Buy a couple of bottles as souvenirs to take back on the cruise.
You can look forward to a fantastic time during a light lunch as you relish some of Italy’s regional delights and perhaps learning little known secrets behind authentic dishes.
After this wonderful day, richer with experiences that you may never have imagined, your chauffeur will drive you back to your cruise terminal at Sorrento port. Contact us today to book your wine shore excursion from Sorrento or request a quote online