Wine Tour and Horseback Riding in Frascati
You will catch the train in Rome Termini Station at 9:49 a.m. towards Frascati (25 minutes ride)
Once arrived at Frascati railway station at 10:20 a.m., a member of the Minardi Family will welcome you and transfer you to the Minardi Winery in less than 5 minutes.
As soon as you arrive at the farmhouse, we will head to the ranch to try the horseback-riding experience.
Each of you will enjoy a 30-minute ride. A qualified instructor will follow you and will always be in control of the horse through a rope, this is the standard practice for new beginners! Also the kids will have the chance to have their horse experience. They will ride the pony of the ranch together with the instructor!
After the horseback-riding experience, you will meet the winemaker of the family, Umberto, 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.
Umberto will then lead you to visit the old wine cellar, where he will introduce you to the secrets and the old processes of the winemaking of the famous Frascati wine.
Time to taste the famous Frascati Wine! You will start your wine tasting experience on the beautiful deck of the Farmhouse overlooking Rome and the vineyards of Frascati. A certified wine taster of the family, will guide you through a generous tasting of the three wines of the family production: the famous Frascati Superiore white wine, the Vagnolo IGP red wine, as well as a very typical product of this land, the Cannellino sweet wine. All of the wines will be paired with typical breads and pizzas, “Porchetta”, aged cheese with our Wine Jelly, and traditional wine cookies. You will also have an Oil tasting of the Minardi Family’s own Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
At the end of the wine and olive oil tasting you will be accompanied to the family tavern in the center of Frascati to enjoy a local lunch made up by an entrance (local cheeses and meats), a first course with fresh homemade pasta, wine (again!), water , espresso coffee.
At the end of the lunch you will be able to have a walk in Frascati and take the train back to Rome. (there is one train every hour in the afternoon).
We promise you that this will be a one of a kind experience on the charming hills surrounding the Eternal City!
The Wine and Horseback Riding Tour includes:
Transportation in air-conditioned car or a mini van from Frascati station to the farmhouse and back.
English speaking guide
Horse riding experience
Licensed Wine taster
Tour of the vineyards and the Old Cellar of the farmhouse
Generous tasting of our wines and olive oil
Delicious lunch in a typical tavern in the centre of Frascati/or delicious farm lunch at the farmhouse
Not included: Train ticket from Rome Termini to Frascati (cost Eur 2.20 each way)
More Tour Details:
Availability: Upon request except Monday
How much: 75 Euro per person – kids under 16 pay 55 Euro, taste grape juice and ride the Pony!
Payment: in cash – no advance is required
Duration: around 4 Hours
Vegetarian friendly: Yes, please inform us when you book your experience!