Emilia Delizia Wine tour in the Prosecco Area.
Emilia Delizia organises food and wine tours around Prosecco and Trieste. Departing from the major destinations in the north east such as Venice, Udine, Verona, Vicenza and Padua, we would delighted to be your guided for a wine discovery day while you are traveling in Italy.
Reaching Prosecco & Places to Visit
As far as gettting to Prosecco from other main locations in Italy goes, it is quite reachable. Strangely enough Prosescco is the actual name of the town where is produced and it is in the province of Trieste. It is link by the Italian railway from Venice as well as the Autostrada. You can take also a chauffeur driven car from Venice and reach Italy in approximately 2 hours.
Wine Styles of the Prosecco Area in Italy
Prosecco lies in the hills located to the north of Treviso and Venice in Italy. Here you can get amazing and sparkling prosecco wines. The wine is dry and is made of Glera variety of grapes. Prosecco wines have got the DOC designation and are produced in Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto regions. Prosecco can be taken as the main constituent of Bellini cocktail and is also treated as an alternative to champagne by many wine lovers.
If we go into the history, up till the 1960, Prosecco wines were supposed to be sweet in taste and tasted somewhat like Asti wine of Piedmont area. But since then, due to the development in production method you get to taste dry Prosecco wines with great quality these days. Not only in Italy but also outside, these wines have gained enough popularity and the sales have nearly doubled probably due to its economical price. It was in 2009, they were given DOCG designation.
Method of Production
The method of production of Prosecco wine is also unique as it is produced by Charmat method, where the process of second fermentation is done in tanks of steel rather than bottles. This makes the wine production cheaper.
As far as the climate of the area is concerned, the weather is cool with sunny days. The area has steep hills, plenty of rainfall and the winters are pretty cold. The climate here is controlled by the Piave River and the Adriatic sea. The soil in the area is good (mix of limestone, rough clay, marl and marine sandstone). The soil plays a major role in providing a peachy fragrance to the wine. Prosecco wines also sometimes exhibit notes of citrus fruits like apple, almonds etc.
Taste of Prosecco Wines
The wine tastes dry and pleasantly bitter and can be drunk with food like white meat dishes young cheeses, eggs pasta , bruschetta and even with chocolate puddings. It also goes best with seafood and smoked salmon. This wine can be best on its own and in Italy it is the wine for aperitivo par excellence. It goes extremely well with finger food at your dinner party.
Valdobbiadene drinking and dining tips.
Valdobiaddne is another stunning and picturesque wine growing area in Italy and it is the home of Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene. Some of the places to visit while on a trip to Prosecco are: Bar Alpino and Osteria Senz' Oste. Bar Alpino is situated in Valdobbiadene, the capital of Prosecco where you can taste around 80 different kind of Prosecco wine. The place is also famous for its delicious meatballs. Osteria Senz'Oste is also very famous and people here serve themselves as no one stands behind the bar and drop payment in a box.
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The group (and me) was VERY satisfied. We really enjoyed the Parmegiano Regiano which was interesting and we got to buy some delicate and cheap cheese, the same with the balsamico. The Ferrari driving was off course an experience for life. The Winery lunch felt very genuine and the people there was really welcoming and nice people. The genuine feeling there was however the big plus for us.
Paolo was excellent as our guide. He also felt very genuine. He did not talk just for the sake of talking, but when he had something to say he did it in a respectful and nice way. Everyone in the group really liked him.
I wanted to let you know what a great day we had this past Friday on our tour with Jacamo. (Probably not spelling it right) He was very nice and explained everything to us. It sure gives you a new appreciation when you are slicing cheese. 🙂 Our tour ended with him taking us to the vineyard for a tour and lunch and there, Paolo, the owner could not have been more nicer. It was a perfect ending.
Please let Jacamo know what a great job he did and how much we really appreciated it and his knowledge
The website is well structured and we received a prompt answer to all questions. Gabriele supported us with all information we needed and the organization before the trip was excellent.
We had an air conditioned van, which was very relaxing through the whole tour. The first stop was the parmigiano production, which was very impressive and interesting. We could learn and especially see all the different steps and even taste the various aged parmigiano. The second step was the balsamic vinegar tasting. Finally the meat part was interesting in the museum but we hoped that we also could see more about the production and their work, but the tasting was delicious. In overall we had a very informative and well accommodated half day with our guide
It was great experience! We visited Parmesan cheese production, Balsamic vinegar farm, Ham museum and Farmer's lunch. Our guide gave us a detailed explanation, we were very satisfied. An excellent tour for a reasonable price, highly recommended.
Nous sommes une famille de cinq et nous avons adoré notre expérience. Les trois endroits étaient choisis judicieusement. Notre guide était très généreuse et super gentille. Nous recommandons ce tour ( parmesan, vinaigre balsamique et jambon de parme).
My family felt our first trip to Italy must include a tour of a Parmesan Cheese Factory so when I stumbled on this website several months ago I had no idea what I treasure I found! From the moment I submitted a request for the tour, my experience with Emilia Delizia was first rate. Gabriele provided excellent customer service by patiently answering all my questions to guide me through the selection and reservation of our Foodie Delight Tour. Paolo, our driver, was prompt, cordial and knowledgeable about the processes we were observing and the area in general conveying loads of information with his well-developed English speaking skills. Our stop in Modena fell on a Saturday so we were quite fortunate to end up with a private tour which allowed us to have a nice, personal interaction with the people at each site. Everyone was friendly, generous with the tastings and we never felt rushed to move along to the next location. Now that we have returned to the states, my family agrees this tour was a highlight of our 10 day trip. I was really looking forward to this excursion and am glad to report it exceeded my expectations.
Unbelievable!!! Totally recommend the full hour to anyone and was more than I expected.
I also want to recognize Alex Pignone who accompanied me,He was very professional and extremely knowledgeable and made me feel like I have known Him forever and where two friends out for a cruise.
Thank You for allowing me to get one more item off my bucket list.
Today was a great day. Everything worked perfectly and we had a great time! We can't wait for tomorrow for my second day with you.
The tour was great - Paulo was very helpful
The timing of the stops were well planned, we had sufficient time for each of the sites and Paulo gave a good background throughout the tour (history, layout of factories, how vinegar was made etc)
Many thanks for the arrangement
The pickup and transfer was very good, the driver was friendly and informative, a great day all round.