The Vesuvian soil has been cultivated since the ancient Greeks, they introduced the seeds of the “vitis vinifera”. However, it was the ancient Romans who fully developed the winemaking potential of the Vesuvian territories by implanting among other things the qualities of vines called “Vesuvius” which still now give riseto unique wines of their kind.
Let yourself be transported to discover the ancient Campania winemaking tradition
The tasting will take place at the Sorrentino Vini Winery, a state-of-the-art estate amidst experimental and ancient vineyards on volcanic lands that date back to 79 A.D. And this is in fact the particularity of the experience: after visiting the vineyard with the special excursion in the 79 A.D.section, which will allow you to touch and see the different layers of pyroclastic dust that covered Pompei, the day will continue in Pompei where an expert and qualified guide will guide customers for two hours in the magical city, thus allowing them to fill a single puzzle made up of volcanic ash, pre-phylloxera vineyards, and a living Pompeii.
Following a brief historical introduction to the vineyard and the family, customers will be guided by a family member and by the sommelier of NWT to one of the vineyards and then guided to the exclusive 79AD area where they will literally be able to touch with their own hands the ash that covers Pompei on August 24th 79AD in the different time slots.
After the WALKING tour lasting approximately 50 minutes, customers will be accompanied to the restaurant, where they will be served a 4-course lunch on the exclusive pergola terrace, using seasonal and farm-to-table products,
The tasting will be guided by an expert NWT Sommelier from the European Sommelier School available to diners for the entire duration of the experience, in addition to telling you stories, anecdotes, and curiosities about the wines provided, he will also show you the basics and techniques of inspection and organoleptic analysis of wine, in order to better understand and appreciate the sensory experience and to understand the why of certain food and wine combinations and techniques. You will also be taught food-wine pairing techniques, and where required, he will deepen the topic further.
At the end of the tasting, customers will be driven to Pompeii, where an expert guide will be waiting to guide them and tell them about the evolution of August 24th 79AD. In this way, they will understand what happened on that fateful day. At the end of the tour, they will have two hours to continue visiting Pompeii before being picked up by the driver.
260€ per person
Min. 2 people
5 wines – 4 tastings, 1 main
1 professional sommelier
1 professional guide for Pompei
Tue – Sat
8pm - 10pm
2 hours approx.
1 guided visit with bilingual English – Italian professional somelier
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