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How to Reach Wine Tasting Experiences in Puglia

Wine tasting tours in Puglia are easily accessible by different means of transportation.

By Air

If you want to get to wine tastings and tours in Puglia by plane, the two main airports in the region are Bari Airport (BRI) and the Airport of Salento in Brindisi (BDS).
Bari, the capital city of Puglia, serves the northern part of the region, while Brindisi Airport is about two and a half hours south and its closer to the beautiful area of Salento.

By Car

If you want to travel to wine tastings and tours in Puglia by car, the motorways that connect Puglia to Italy (and are free from Bari to Taranto) are essentially two: 

  • A14 route linking Bologna to Taranto passing through the major towns of northern and central Apulia

  • A16 route connecting Naples to Canosa passing through the Apennines

Driving around wine tastings and tours in Puglia can be an incredible experience as you can fully take advantage of the fascinating landscapes of the region. If you don’t want to drive all the way to the ‘heel’ of Italy, you can rent a car in one of the airports of the region or at the train station in Bari.

By Train

Trains are a great way to get to Puglia. You can get a high-speed train, either Frecciarossa or Italo, from all the major Italian cities to Bari and then use the regional rail services to get closer to wine tastings and tours in Puglia.

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Dive into the enchanting atmosphere of Puglia, where tradition and tranquility meet under the warm Mediterranean sun. Our bespoke private tours are thoughtfully designed to match your personal interests, providing a unique window into the soul of this stunning Italian region. Wander through ancient olive groves, explore charming villages with their iconic trulli houses, and savor the rich flavors of Puglian cuisine through private tastings and cooking classes. Each experience is curated to offer an authentic and deeply personal exploration of Puglia’s cultural and natural beauty. Embark on a journey tailored just for you, and discover the hidden treasures of Puglia. To start planning your customized Puglia tour, please fill out the form below.

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The best season to experience wine tastings and tours in Puglia

You can experience wine tastings and tours in Puglia all year-round because of the gentle Mediterranean climate that touches the region. If you really have to decide the perfect time to travel to Puglia is during July. During the summer, the entire region comes alive with activities, festivals and endless sunny and hot days. Since it is the hottest month of the year, you can go for sunbathing with a sip of Puglian wines on the picturesque Salento beaches. Of course, Puglia in summer gets very crowded, as it is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Italy. 
Rain is quite rare in Puglia, hence for people who want to explore stunning landscapes in a cooler climates can travel during the spring or autumn months.

What to do in Puglia?

A must visit place in Puglia is Lecce, an incredible and fascinating city mainly known for its Baroque-style buildings. When in Lecce, be sure to stop at a café and taste the Pasticciotto Leccese, a popular dessert.
In between wine tastings and tours in Puglia, you can visit the mysterious Castel del Monte. This castle has a very unusual shape with an octagonal floor plan, and each corners has octagonal towers.

Puglia is a land of treasure, offering many experiences from history and traditions to outdoor activities and of course, spectacular beaches with crystal clear waters.

What to taste in Puglia?

During wine tastings and tours in Puglia, you are for sure going to be served the two main red varieties produced in the region, Primitivo and Negroamaro. Here are some quick tastings notes:

  • Primitivo, aka Zindandel, is a full-bodied, fruity wine that has very high levels of alcohol.
  • Negroamaro is a fruit-forward, full-bodied, medium acid red wine that is mostly produced in the very heel of Puglia.

What to expect from wine tastings and tours in Puglia?

Experience wine tasting and tour in Puglia sitting amongst the charming landscape of the Italian heel. Many wineries offer the guided visit to their cellar room, a relaxing walk in the appealing vineyards, always surrounded by picturesque views.

Wine tastings and tours in Puglia will let you fully experience the beauty of the region, winemaking traditions, and the incredible and tasty local cuisine.

Tips from local wineries

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Masseria Amastuola

We have a variety of activities and attractions to suggest, all celebrating the rich Apulian cuisine and traditions:

  • Masseria Fragnite, Ostuni (BR): Immerse yourself in a visit, tasting, and cheese-making workshop.
  • Masseria Cappella, Martina Franca (TA): Explore the charm of this place with a visit, tasting, and bakery workshop.
  • Trulli in Alberobello: Discover the iconic cone-shaped homes.
  • Castel del Monte in Andria: Explore the historic castle.
  • Lecce: Visit this city known for its baroque-style churches.

What travellers says about Puglia Wine Tours

Johanne September 28, 2023
Recommended That was very interesting ans we received a very warm welcome. We recommend this place for sure.Johanne & Lino, Canada
Michelle October 15, 2023
Excellent We really enjoyed the experience, the two lovely ladies that were our guides made it and the wine tasting was amazing really good wine, would love to be able to get it at home, Ireland, but hopefully soon.
Steven and Kristen
Steven and Kristen May 24, 2023
Excellent experience! The tour was interesting, the wine is excellent and Angelo was very knowledgeable, gracious, and friendly. Well done!!
Annemarie April 22, 2024
Last min booking but very glad we did We had a great time and was very impressed with the quality of the tour and the quality of the wines .Will definitely be going again. Thankyou so much
Mikael September 7, 2023
Good Very welcoming service, great vines
Adriana September 5, 2023
Amazing experience! Roberto was a great host with all explanations. And the wines are incredible with the perfect cheeses and charcuterie to harmonise. I definitely recommend and we will come back in the future.
Chaz July 12, 2022
Amazing your and fantastic wine Everything about this visit was brilliant from the story about the family to the information about the organic and sustainable methods used, to the taste of the wine and also their own fantastic olive oil - we could not recommend it enough!
Jack July 26, 2022
Vetrere visit It was a wonderful and informative tasting. We had amazing wines with a grape, minutolo, we’ve never tasted before.
Joanna April 3, 2022
Amazing wine experience The Melillo family couldn't have been more welcoming. It was lovely to see a small, authentic family run winery and farm. They were knowledgeable and happy to show us the whole process. The wines were delicious! Highly recommended!
Wai June 5, 2022
Excellent Visit to this Vineyard We had difficulty in finding the final location & Rosa was very helpful as she came out in her car to get us. We found the experience that afternoon to be excellent as Rosa & her husband were wonderful hosts and would highly recommend this tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

The most frequently asked questions by our visitors

Which are the best experiences for wine tastings and tours in Puglia?

Which places provide the best wine tastings and tours in Puglia for kids and families?

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Which places in Puglia provide the top wine tastings and tours if I like organic wines?

The places provide the top wine tastings and tours if you visit Puglia and like organic wines:

What do you normally do during wine tastings and tours in Puglia?

During a visit at a winery in Puglia for a wine tasting and tour experience you can expect to both taste wines and experience the landscape of Puglia. Different wineries in Puglia offer different types of setups for the tasting and tours but most experiences take at least 1 hour. For each wine tasting and tour experience for Puglia presented on our website, you will see a bullet point list of what you can expect to experience.

Which places provide the best private wine tastings and tours in Puglia?

Are there any exclusive and premium wine tastings and tours in Puglia?

These are the places we recommend for exclusive and premium wine tastings and tours in Puglia:

Are there any wine tastings and tours close to Bari, Lecce or Foggia?

Use our interactive Puglia map to browse wine tastings and tours close to Bari, Lecce or Foggia.

Language tips to experience wine tastings and tours in Puglia

Here are some useful language tips that might help you during your visit in wineries in Puglia:

Wine = Vino
Winery = Cantina
Vineyard = Vigneto
Vine = Vigna
Red Wine = Vino Rosso
White Wine = Vino Bianco
Prosecco is always Prosecco!
Wine Route = Strada del Vino
Wine Tasting = Degustazioni di Vino
Cheers! = Cin Cin! or Salute!

Which wine region is best in Puglia?

The best wine region in Puglia is Salento. Its warm climate and fertile soils produce high-quality wines, including Primitivo and Negroamaro reds, as well as refreshing whites and rosés.

What is Puglia wine?

Puglia wine known for its robust reds like Primitivo and Negroamaro, as well as refreshing whites made from varieties like Fiano and Verdeca.

Which is the best town to stay in Puglia?

For wine enthusiasts, staying in the town of Manduria is ideal as it is located in the heart of the Primitivo wine region. Manduria offers easy access to local wineries and the opportunity to taste and explore the bold and robust Primitivo wines of Puglia. Other towns in the Salento sub-region, such as Nardò or Leverano, also provide convenient access to renowned wineries and the vibrant wine scene of the area.

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Read our travel guide to the Puglia wine region, or discover our very selection of wineries in Puglia and places to stay in Puglia.

If you are looking for organized tours, check out our list of guided wine tours.