Frascati Wine Tour at the Principe Pallavicini Historic Winery
Private Winery tour and Tasting, just for you, from €45 per person
Are you serious about your wine? Do you like good quality wines? The Principe Pallavicini Estate is a working winery exporting to the US, UK, Scandinavia, Russia, Hong Kong and many other countries. They make award winning wines. This beautiful and historic Estate, has been in the Pallavicini Family (one of the most ancient and important noble families in Italy) since 1670, when Maria Camilla Pallavicini married Clement IX's nephew Giovan Battista Rospigliosi; but the winery was already providing wine to Pope Gregory XIIIth at the end of the 16th Century, whilst in the hands of the Ludovisi-Boncompagni family. This is a gorgeous winery covering 90 hectares of beautiful Castelli Romani countryside, of which 65 are dedicated to vines.
Take a short train journey from Rome Termini (25 minutes!) to reach Colle Mattia Station, just 5 minutes from the Principe Pallavicini winery, and you will be away from the chaos and in an absolutely unique and historic place. Get a taste of the rural and bucolic Castelli Romani.
Winery staff will meet you at the platform. Colle Mattia is within the Rome greater council so you can use regular ATAC tickets (as long as you haven't already used up your one ride on the metro), cost is €1.50 each way!
10.14 dept. arriving Colle Mattia at 10.38
15.14 dept. arriving Colle Mattia at 15.48 (during Autumn and Winter 14.05, arriving Colle Mattia 14.29)
Trains returning to Rome, 14.15 or 15.20/ 18.20 and 18.37
Or of course, organise your own transport by car.
If you need a chauffeur driven car to pick you up in Rome please contact us.
Principe Pallavicini has contributed to maintaining the traditions of this territory and its well-being over the years. As well as making 11 different wines (exported to various parts of the World), they also produce a fine Extra virgin olive oil from 1200 olives tree, some of which are centuries old (EVOO only available at the estate). The property is spread over three areas which include a hill called the 'Pasolina', and characterizes the whole surrounding landscape with its Medieval tower and terraced vineyards; 'Le Marmorelle' where vinification and ageing take place and tastings are carried out in the 'fruit-shed', an ancient barn. This is the ideal place for a picnic and intimate tastings or events. Then there is 'Colonna', where the 'Osteria della Colonna' is now houses more tasting rooms, the bottling plant and wine shop. This Osteria was mentioned in various Grand Tour guides (18th - 19th centuries) as a place to stay and refresh, and was a reference point for travellers.
Visit the farm grounds and vineyards with the winery's in-house Sommelier (also a local history enthusiast!) and taste 3 excellent wines, 1 white DOC and 2 Red IGT, that have been especially chosen for you. This is a PRIVATE TOUR JUST FOR YOU AND YOUR PARTY.
Wines will be accompanied with wood-oven baked bread drizzled in the estate's own cold pressed EVO oil, and red pizza
The price is :
parties composed of 5 persons and more €45 per person
parties composed of 3 or 4 persons €50 per person
2 persons a total of €120
Other options are available of course, so please enquire for 'menus' that include more food and other wines.
Take advantage and buy the wines at great prices, but there is no pressure.
Would you like to have a picnic lunch in the grounds as well? Great idea!
We can provide a basket with a selection of different products (that may change depending on the season) such as cheeses, salamis and porchetta, vegetable frittata, tomatoes and fruit, biscotti...
The supplement to add to the price of the tour and tasting for a basket-for-2, is €60 euros.
Please drop us a line for any different requirements and remember to mention any dietary restrictions WHEN BOOKING.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A TEAM-BUILDING ACTIVITY NEAR ROME. OR IDEAS FOR YOUR HEN PARTY HOLIDAY?
Take a look at these activities in the winery:
Painting in the vineyards.
So painting is the new yoga. To become absorbed in creating art is therapeutic. In fact art therapy already exists.
You don't have to be an expert to do this activity, but an artist is on hand to give you as much or as little instruction as you request. Take a tour and tasting then keep your glass handy for top-ups as we choose a nice spot to sketch, then paint in watercolour. You will be provided with a cute kit with quality papers, that you can keep.
Please add a supplement of €35 per person on the price of the regular tour for this activity.
Olfactory Laboratory, Tasting lesson and blending your own wine with your sommelier
After your tour of the vineyards, you will have a lesson on how to taste wines; let's say a sommelier-crash-course where we will award you with your own certificate of participation. This will also includes an olfactory laboratory where you will smell lots of different herbs, flowers, essential oils and woods, to train your 'nose'. Afterwards, you will use 3 single-variety wines to create your own blend. We'll judge the results to see who made the best blend.
Please add a supplement of €35 per person on the regular tour for this activity.