Casale del Giglio is a winery located in the Agro Pontino Valley, about an hour and a half drive outside Rome. This winery boasts wonderful views, great wines, as well as a rich history. Prior to the existence of this winery, the land it currently stands on was not considered to be fertile. In fact the land was a marsh that actually was drained in the 1930’s. After the land was drained and the winery was established by Antonio Santarelli, a period of experimentation began that still continues to this day.
In 1985, over 60 different types of grapes were planted in order to see which ones would prosper in this land. Prior to these experiments, the production of wine in this region was a topic that was widely unexplored. After a series of trial and error the chosen grapes were narrowed from 60 down to 7 grapesthat become their featured wines. Today, a large portion of the vineyard is still devoted to ongoing experimentation. The vineyard houses ruins of Satricum, an ancient city.
The exclusive tour includes:
– pick up and drop off with dedicated driver;
– 1 hour guided tour in and around the winery where visitors will see the fermentation and storage tanks, the cask warehouse, the bottling plant and the vineyards;
– guided tasting from 3 to 15 of Casale del Giglio wines* (vintages may vary according to availability)
*The wines will be accompanied by a cold buffet of local produce such as Pecorino Romano cheese, local ham, fresh Caciotta cheese and crusty bread.
Min/max participants: 2 – 15
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