Wine Tour and Pasta Making Class
A day trip out of Rome to enjoy the City of Wine and its homemade Pasta tradition!
You will catch the train in Rome Termini Station at 9:49 a.m. (this is a 25 minutes ride only!). On Saturdays AM the train from Rome Termini Station leaves at 08:54 AM.
Once arrived at Frascati railway station at 10:20 a.m., a member of our family will welcome you.
You will then be guided into the charming old Town of Frascati and then we will transfer you to the family Wine Farmhouse in less then 5 minutes, to enjoy a fun pasta making class with our Chef!
Once you wear your apron, our Chef will teach you how to prepare some of the traditional local pasta varieties, including “Gnocchi” and “Fettuccine“, as well as some of the secrets of the local culinary tradition handed down by our Grandma Dina.
You will also meet the winemaker of the family, who will take you on a tour across the old vineyards, which he still takes care of with the same old farming techniques the family has been adopting for centuries. Travel into the past of the winemaking, listening to the stories and experiences of a passionate of this historic land.
You will visit the old wine cellar of the wine farmhouse, where you will be introduced to the secrets and the historic wine-making processes of the famous Frascati wine. The Minardi Historic Farmhouse is now a sort of “Frascati Wine Museum” surrounded by ancient vineyards and olive groves.
Time to taste the famous Frascati Wine! Alfredo, a certified wine taster of the family, will guide you through a generous wine tasting of the three wines of the family production: the Frascati Superiore DOCG white wine, the Vagnolo IGP red wine, as well as the Frascati DOC White Wine, along with an Oil tasting of the Minardi Family’s own Extra Virgin Olive Oil. All of the wines will be paired with a gourmet lunch prepared by our Chef, including a rich appetizer with typical breads and pizzas, artisanal cold meats, fresh and aged cheeses with our Wine Jelly, and of course the Pastas that you have prepared during the class.
Artisanal Frascati sweets, water, and espresso coffee are included in the lunch!
At the end of the experience we will drive you back in Frascati center, where you will be able to take the train back to Rome (there is one train every hour ).
We promise you that this will be a one of a kind experience on the charming hills surrounding the Eternal City!
The Wine Tour and Pasta Making Class includes:
Transportation in air-cond. car or a mini van from Frascati station to the farmhouse and back.
English speaking guide
Pasta making class with private Chef at the farmhouse
Licensed Wine taster
Tour of Frascati, the vineyards and the Old Cellar of the farmhouse
Generous tasting of our wines and olive oil
Traditional gourmet lunch prepared by the Chef
Not included: Train ticket from Rome Termini to Frascati (cost Eur 2.20 each way)
Other Details of the Tour:
Usually TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, SATURDAYS AM upon booking, but we are flexible to organize your experience also on other days if needed!
TO BOOK your experience or to ask for INFORMATION please use the CONTACT FORM below /or/ EMAIL us /or/ CALL +393492878141 .
How much: 65 Euros per person – kids under 16 pay 40 Euros and taste grape juice!
Payment: in cash – no advance is required
Duration: around 4 Hours
Vegetarian friendly: Yes