YOUR ITALIAN ITINERARY
THURS OCTOBER 4 ARRIVE IN ITALY
After flying from London to Venice, you will be transferred to your hotel for the next two nights, the Hotel Astoria, which is perfectly located near to the fantastic wineries we will be visiting.
Your Prosecco adventure starts this afternoon with an introductory tasting and informative Q&A hosted by the celebrated wine writer and broadcaster Susy Atkins.
FRI OCTOBER 5 DISCOVER PROSECCO
Today, accompanied by Susy throughout, you will enjoy private behind-the-scenes tours and tastings at three of the region’s finest and most fascinating wineries. First, you will visit Villa Sandi, which dates back to 1622. Owned by the Moretti Polegato family, the Villa produces a dazzling range of Prosecco, from their Il Freso Rosé to the exceptional DOCG Superiorae Cartizze La Rivetta.
Next you will explore the historic Conte Collalto winery, which is set within impressive grounds in the village of Susegana and overlooked by Castello San Salvatore, one of the oldest castles in northern Italy.
Your day of wonderful Italian wines and scenery continues with a tasting at the Carpenè Malvoti winery in Conegliano, where your private tour will take you from the winery’s original Grappa cellar all the way to its state-of-the art museum. Known as the “fathers of Prosecco”, Antonio Carpenè and Angelo Malvolti were pioneers of the Charmat method of producing Italian sparkling wines – and what better time to visit than on their winery’s 150th birthday!
This evening you are free to explore the nearby town of Conegliano, or you can join the Arblaster & Clarke team for dinner.
SAT OCTOBER 6 BORTOLOMIOL LUNCH
After a morning tasting at the private agriturismo of an organic Prosecco producer and a walk to enjoy the fabulous panoramic views of the Cartizze hills, we will drive along the famous Strada di Prosecco. Our next stop is the beautiful hillside town of Valdobbiadene. After a stroll from the main square and its 17th-century bell tower through the leafy Parco della Filandetta, we will arrive at the celebrated Bortolomiol winery to enjoy a superb tasting and lunch.