Swirl The Glass
Swirl The Glass
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Swirl the Glass offers you the opportunity to experience our unique and delicious Campania wines, set amongst the stunning backdrop of the Amalfi Coast with the expertise of a professional sommelier.
Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy

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Daryl868
Westfield6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Thank you to Christian for creating a one-of-a-kind private wine experience overlooking the Positano coast. The information passed on from Christian was beyond our expectations and we came away Italian wine converts. I can't say enough about Christian and his immense knowledge of all things related to wine. I highly recommend this opportunity!
Written August 11, 2021
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Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so glad you left with some new favorite Italian wines and I loved sharing the stories of the wineries with you. Thank you again for choosing Swirl the Glass and I hope to see you on another wine experience in the future!
Written September 26, 2021
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Courtney G
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
I booked the vineyard tour in Tramonti for my friends hen do and it was an amazing experience. The host Christian was so welcoming and also really informative beforehand with great communication about whether anyone had an allergies and to provide answers to any questions we had. We were picked up from Positano and dropped back and our driver was lovely. She gave us a tour as we drove along, telling us about the history of different places along the route and even booked our dinner and lunch reservations for us for other places we wanted to go during our holiday! The vineyard was an amazing experience and the wine and food were both amazing! I couldn't recommend this experience enough, thank you Christian and to everyone else who made us feel so welcomed.
Written March 17, 2024
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EJD
Dublin, Ireland35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
Cristian has vast knowledge of wine and how to pair wine with food to make it an even more enjoyable experience. We learned a lot about what makes good wine, how to taste wine properly - in particular smell & taste - and how climate affects the taste of wine. The food served was delicious too! Great setting. I would highly recommend as a great cultural addition to a trip to Positano.
Written September 1, 2021
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Thank you so much for choosing Swirl the Glass for your wine tasting! I always endeavor to bring the very best wines for guests to enjoy and I love that you felt engaged with the tasting and came away with some great wine tasting technique! Thank you again and I hope to see you on another wine experience in the future.
Written September 26, 2021
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Alexander O
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Cristian of Swirl the Glass is absolutely top-notch. The experience was magnificent, the wine was sensational, and all the information you learn is so educational for you to have in your back pocket.

If you want to have a great day drinking wine, making new friends, and learning about to process of winemaking, this is your sign to do it! You will not be disappointed!
Written October 3, 2023
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Ken K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We took a couples trip to the Amalfi Coast. We started our adventure with Cristian and Swirl the Glass. We visited two vineyards and also had a wonderful lunch. What a way to start the trip! It was the highlight of our week! Cristian even accommodated a gluten allergy at lunch.

We have visited some of the best vineyards in Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles and also throughout France and Germany...this was definitely the best experience we have EVER had.

Cristian was an exceptionally great host. Incredibly knowledgeable and friendly.
Written December 1, 2022
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Maksym R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Excellent and professional service all day.

Picked up from our hotel, amazing and knowledgable tour by Cristian, beautiful wine and food prepared by the winery and dropped back at our hotel.

Would highly highly recommend.
Written May 18, 2024
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Shannon F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We joined Cristian on the vineyard during our trip and enjoyed learning all about wine. Can’t wait to share stories and sip wine together now that we understand how to properly taste and swirl. Thank you kindly and we plan to recommend this to everyone! Grazie & salute!
Written March 21, 2024
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Matilda K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We spent two weeks in Italy and this was definitely one of the highlights. Cristian was very friendly and professional. Amazing wine, terrific food and beautiful surroundings. We were a bit nervous that it would be too advanced for us given that we don’t have a lot of experience, but that was not an issue. Highly recommended!
Written August 26, 2022
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Joe V
Edison, NJ7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
If you're thinking about scheduling a wine tour in Campania, do yourself a favor and schedule it with Swirl The Glass. I have been on many wine tours in the past, all over Napa Valley and they are all very similar.......You walk around in a large group, tasting various wines in different barrels, from different grapes, etc. Although very fun and somewhat informative, it is nothing like what Angelo and Cristian put together at "Tenuta San Francesco in Tramonti"

Since we were on our honeymoon, and since my wife had never been on a wine tour before, I thought it would be nice to arrange something while we were in Positano. We arranged for a pickup, at the main bus stop in Positano, where a back Mercedes was waiting for my wife and I. (already starting off well, since we were the only ones who would be on the tour). Immediately, it felt personal. The driver, Assunta was the sweetest person in the world. She made the ride very informative, pointing out interesting places, as we passed by. She even allowed for my wife to sit up front with her, since she often gets motion sickness in the back of cars. As we drove, we chit chatted with Assunta about the culture, people and traditions of the area. It was enjoyable, since my family originates from that area, and we could share each of our family's little customs.

When we arrived at the vineyard, we were met by Cristian and the owner of the vineyard. We walked the grounds of the vineyard together with them and were able to actually touch and feel the vines. As we stood between the rows of grapes, Cristian gave us a very informative description of the wine, soil, climate, etc.....everything that goes into making the wine unique. Amazingly, we were able to actually touch a vine that was over 200 years old (most of the wine in Europe was devastated by disease, so to find a vine that old is extremely rare.)

As I took pictures, the owner of the Vineyard actually offered to take pictures for us and of us. He did an amazing job too!! some of the best pictures that we got during the honeymoon.

After talking a bit more about grapes, it was time to actually taste the wine. We were invited to their beautiful, opened air farm house and given a brief tour of where the barrels were kept.
We were then introduced to the owner's wife, who surprisingly was preparing a meal for us. I had no idea that was part of the package, but was delighted to find out. We sat at a big table, looking over the hills and hills of grapes. As the owner opened bottle after bottle, his wife served us the most amazing food I had ever tasted. The wine was excellent too!!! We spent hours eating and drinking wife, talking and sharing stories. It felt like a Sunday dinner at my grandmother's home. The experience was so memorable, that I will cherish it for the rest of my life.

I winded up ordering a case of wine to send back home. The price was very reasonable and I received it in about 3 weeks.

We even had the pleasure of visiting Cristian again at his restaurant, one evening, where we were treated with class and professionalism. He is very good at what he does and knows his wine.

Throughout the trip, Angelo & Assunta helped us navigate our way around the region. They gave us great insight, helped us with restaurant reservations and even took us on other sight seeing tours.

If you want to taste wine, you can really go anywhere. But if you want to enjoy a once in a lifetime authentic experience, do yourself a favor and book a tour with Swirl The Glass. They are really great people, and what we will remember most about our trip to Italy.
Written July 3, 2014
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Belgo96
Brisbane, Australia3,471 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
Our wine experience to Tenuta San Francesco in Tramonti was a highlight of our trip to Positano. We have done wine tastings and tours in wine regions of Australia, the USA, France and other regions of Italy, but this experience was something completely different. It was individualized and such a great experience because of that. Cristian is a sommelier at one of Positano's best restaurants and his knowledge is extensive, not just of his own region, but from wine regions across the world. He is very friendly and down to earth and spends a lot of time explaining the vineyards, the winery and the process in a very relaxed manner. After our walk through the vineyard and viewing the extremely old vines (believe me you won't see this anywhere else),we then sat down to a beautiful meal cooked by family members of the winery owner, all made with beautiful local produce from the farm. The home made pecorino was amazing and the pear and ricotta tarte was the best pastry/dessert we had in Italy. Our beautiful meal was matched with generous servings of the wine available from the boutique winery. The wine was very nice and reasonably priced (10 - 17 Euro). We took some home to our Villa. They are really lovely people at Tenuta San Francesco. Cristian arranges for you to be picked up and delivered back to your accommodation by Assunta, a fluent English speaking lady who is a very good driver. It will really add to your Positano experience if you do this wonderful day out. Highly recommended.
Written September 26, 2014
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