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Local Wines Tasting With Local-professional Sommelier provided by PUGLIA WINE TOUR & TASTING

Local Wines Tasting With Local-professional Sommelier

Local Wines Tasting With Local-professional Sommelier
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About
The wine tasting takes place inside a historic building, precisely on the panoramic terrace, located on the perimeter of the historic center. With this experience you can learn about the Apulian wine history and you can taste 3 local wines, through which to understand the typical features of the area. For those who wish, it is possible to learn the basic techniques for tasting. All the wines selected as well as being of quality, and never "entry level wine", are produced by small companies and in small quantities (10-12 thousand bottles per label) in historic cellars that produce wines with traditional methods and respectful of the regional style. The wines are combined with local products. The sommelier is at your complete disposal.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
During the activity, you can taste 3 local wines of different types, usually white, rosé and red, so as to understand the style and types of regional wine. Each wine is accompanied by a small combination of local products and thanks to the presence of the sommelier, it will be possible to learn about the Apulian wine history; for those wishing to learn the basic tasting techniques. During the performance, you can admire the city from a panoramic terrace and a privileged point of view. The tasting can be customized, we will request any preferences for the final choice of wines for tasting. The languages available are ITALIAN and ENGLISH.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 133494P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Wine tasting • water • Matching with wine • Glasses • Tablecloth for tasting • Sheets for notes and pen • Local Sommelier
Exclusions
Everything not present under "what's included"
Duration
2h
Departure details
Palazzo Belsanti, Viale dell'Università, 63, 73100 Lecce LE, Italy
Inclusions
Wine tasting • water • Matching with wine • Glasses • Tablecloth for tasting • Sheets for notes and pen • Local Sommelier
Exclusions
Everything not present under "what's included"
Departure details
Palazzo Belsanti, Viale dell'Università, 63, 73100 Lecce LE, Italy
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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lex_in_the_city
NY6 contributions
Educational and fun wine tours
Excellent tour. We visited two wineries that were very different - which was a great contrast. Learned a lot about the history of wines in the region and the types of grapes they use. We were also lucky because we were able to taste reserve wines at these wineries. Would highly recommend for anyone interested in learning/trying local wines. Andrea really went all out to ensure a great experience!
Written February 28, 2020
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Andrea D
Dear Guest, thank you for your review! I’m so proud to read your review, thank you very much indeed for all details and description, so happy to know about your satisfaction. Hope to see you again here, Ciao! Andrea Founder PWT
Written March 1, 2020
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Jade
2 contributions
Great experience
We had a lovely time with Andrea, he taught us a lot about the history of wine in the area, how to properly taste and enjoy wine. The location is really nice and Andrea is very kind! This is definitely a great option whether you have a lot or very little knowledge of wine. Thank you Andrea!

Written November 18, 2019
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Andrea D
Dear Jade, thank you for your review! I’m happy you enjoyed the wine tasting. When people like to enjoy not just about wine in Puglia but also about wine tips I’m always at disposal, so thanks for more interest! Hope to have you again...for wine your next time! Ciao Andrea
Written November 20, 2019
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OregonPhotoTraveler
Seattle, WA169 contributions
Educational and realistic approach to wine tasting and pairings
Andrea greeted us at the door of the lovely B&B he manages with his wife. We went up to the rooftop for our wine tasting class - what a beautiful vista with a nearly full moon overlooking the gold-lit city.
The class began with a description of the centuries old history of wine in Puglia and its still stellar place in the production of European wines.
With his training as a sommelier, Andrea was able to provide us with tips to more fully appreciate a glass of vino - noting the wine’s appearance in a glass, the color, different scents, and how/when to take the first sips.
We tried a white, a rosato and two reds. All were excellent and we explored the reasons why we liked each of them. Each wine was accompanied by the proper cheese and meats along with an explanation of why they were the most appropriate choices.
Andrea is serious about his teaching without being overbearing or pompous. His easy style included a casual sense of humor and was educational but also realistic. It was a pleasure to spend the evening with him. We learned more about wines in general and, specifically, about the impressively lovely wines of Puglia. We would definitely recommend this class.
Written November 12, 2019
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Andrea D
Dear Guest, thank you very much for your review! Welcome you at Palazzo Belsanti was a great pleasure. Reading your amazing review I don’t think I do all this things you wrote. My mission is share all about my region and try to give some more tips to the wine lovers, useful to enjoy wine every time in all occasion, maybe apulian wine. Thanks again for you review, I hope to welcome you again, of course in front of a wine glass! Andrea
Written November 14, 2019
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Tom K
Washington158 contributions
Master class introduction to wines of Puglia
We spent an evening with Andrea tasting a white, rosato and red that he selected only after discussing our preferences and “getting a sense of our palate.” He paired each with creamy, sharp, and salty foods to demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of each combination and making the indelible point that wine enjoyed by itself is wonderful and wines with foods should hopefully compliment each other. He discussed the mechanics of technical tasting and instructed us, in a comprehensive way, to observe, smell and taste in an organized manner.

He has a gift for teaching and a gentle joviality that made the time fly by but still feel concentrated with information and insight. The wines were each very enjoyable. He chose from our price range and to reflect varietals we had not yet experienced in Puglia . A real pleasure.
Written November 10, 2019
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Andrea D
Dear Tom, thank you very much for your review, so full of details. My effort is total, I know that I speak a lot, but after introduced my region and his wine history I can’t avoid to give all informations my guest likes! Thanks for your interest and passion, was a really big pleasure have you for a wine tasting. Hoping to see you once again, ciao! Andrea
Written November 11, 2019
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Judith M
1 contribution
Local wine-tasting with local professional sommelier in Lecce
Sep 2019 • Couples
We did this wine-tasting last Sunday evening - it takes place on the terrace of Andrea and Alessandra’s palazzo, overlooking the old city. It was wonderful! Informative, good fun, great value for money and a fabulous way to spend an evening in Lecce. Thank you very much Andrea!
Written October 7, 2019
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Andrea D
Dear Judith, thank you very much for your review. Thank you for all details, I’m so happy to know you have enjoyed the wine tasting, the place and the experience was value for money. Thanks a lot! Andrea e Alessandra
Written October 9, 2019
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KHWSydney_Australia
Drummoyne, Australia35 contributions
Wonderful wine experience with Andrea
What did we know about Puglia vino before we arrived here? We’d had Primitivo at home in Australia and thought the idea of a Puglia road trip, with a spot of wine tasting, seemed like a fun idea. But we don’t just like drinking wine, we like to know about where it comes from and the passion of the winemakers. Thankfully Andrea was the perfect person to guide us on this little wine journey.
You know the guy who seems to know everyone and everything about his community? That’s Andrea.
We visited two wineries, specifically chosen for the way they reflected the area. At the first, we sipped glasses of Chardonnay, Rose (Puglians are very proud of their Rose), Primitivo and Negroamaro with the actual winemaker!!
The tastings were pretty much bottomless glasses too.
The second was an older set-up by the founding father of Puglia’s modern wine industry. It included a tour of the winemaking facilities, vineyard and included a massive, delicious lunch of traditional Puglian dishes, it was definitely a highlight.
Again, our glasses were rarely empty.
While the wineries weren’t the most picturesque, we left feeling like we’d had a really genuine Puglia wine experience.
Every night back in Lecce since, we’ve bumped into people who know and love Andrea. This experience was a highlight of our Puglian adventure. Thanks Andrea!
Written September 14, 2019
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Andrea D
Dear Kerry and S. is impossible to thank you enough for this amazing review. Firstly I’m so happy about your satisfaction and tournament happiness for the wine tour together, but let me say the biggest thank for tell all details of you day with me. My mission is not to share my knowledge but to give you a chance to fall in love with my region and Apulian wines, of course. I hope with the heart to see you again in my life life! Ciao! Andrea
Written September 14, 2019
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chris93017
Bedfordshire6 contributions
Very enjoyable wine tasting experience
Sep 2019
On a recent trip to Lecce I wanted a wine tasting experience which fitted into our day. Andrea's session is very convenient, running from 17:00 - 19:00, and located on the lovely rooftop terrace of his Palazzo Belsanti B&B, close to the centre of Lecce, with views across the city.

We tasted three wines, accompanied by cheeses and meats, and Andrea was very helpful and knowledgeable, it was fun, and we learnt much from the session regarding Puglia wines.

I would definitely recommend this activity to anyone wanting to learn more about the Puglia regional wines.
Written September 13, 2019
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Andrea D
Dear Chris, thank you for your review. I’m so happy you had a positive experience and let me thank you Aldo’s for all details you’ve wrote. Hope to have again in Puglia, maybe at Palazzo Belsanti. Ciao! Andrea
Written September 13, 2019
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PaulavanR
Delft, The Netherlands1 contribution
Very nice wine tasting experiance
The location of the wine tasting is very nice. Andrea is a great host and knows a lot about wine. He is very helpful with everything prior and after the winetasting. He can speak good english and tells a lot of background information about the wine. The wines were very nice and he made it suitable to our taste of wine. Overall a great experiance and we recommend it very much!
Written August 22, 2019
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Andrea D
Dear Paula, thank you very much for your review. I'm so happy about your satisfaction and thanks for all nice thing about me. I do my best to make short and pleasant the wine tasting, also if Puglia have a long story to tell. I know I speak a lot :-) Thank you to recommend my wine tasting, I hope to see you soon again. Ciao! Andrea Puglia Wine Tour
Written August 22, 2019
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George S
2 contributions
Wine tasting
Aug 2019 • Couples
Brilliant fun and very interesting. Thanks so much Andrea! Strongly recommend this wine tasting if in Lecce!
Written August 6, 2019
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andreaPWT
Dear George, thank you very much for your review. I’m very happy to know your have appreciated the wine tasting and thank you for your recommendation. Hope to see you again! Ciao! Andrea
Written August 7, 2019
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Charlie_Withers
London, UK4 contributions
Great Host! Delicious Wine! Lovely Food Pairings! Beautiful Views!
Jul 2019 • Couples
We had a fabulous wine tasting with Andrea on his roof top terrace overlooking the beautiful old city of Lecce. Great to learn about the history of wine making in the region and to experience some delicious wines and food pairings. Andrea is the perfect host with perfect English! thanks for a fabulous evening Andrea!!
Written July 26, 2019
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Voyage50720488542
Dear Charlie, thank you very much for your review. I'm so happy to hear from you about the wine tasting. I try, through the wine tasting, to share the whole history of the region, with pictures also. Then, we have to "understand" with the tasting and wines. I wait you to enjoy around all things we have said.. Hope to meet you again soon as possible! Andrea Owner Puglia Wine Tour
Written July 28, 2019
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