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 10:14 a.m. (detailed logistics will be provided after your booking!).
Once arrived in Frascati, a member of our family will welcome you!
We will transfer you to our Minardi family Wine Farmhouse with a 5 minutes drive, to enjoy a fun and informative pasta making class with our Chef!
Once you wear your apron, our Chef will teach you how to prepare nr.2 of the traditional local pasta varieties, including “Ravioli” stuffed with ricotta cheese and spinach, and “Fettuccine“, as well as some of the secrets of the local culinary tradition handed down by our Grandma Dina.
After the class, we will take you on a tour across the old vineyards, to show you the same old farming techniques that our family has been adopting for centuries. Travel into the past of the winemaking, listening to the stories and experiences 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! We will guide you through a generous wine tasting of some 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 two 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
Wine tour of the vineyards and the Old Cellar of the farmhouse
Wine tasting of our 3 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 your group consists in min 5 people!
TO BOOK your experience or to ask for INFORMATION please use the CONTACT FORM below /or/ EMAIL us /or/ CALL +393492878141 .
How much: 60 Euros per person – kids under 16 pay 40 Euros and taste grape juice!
Payment: in cash at the farmhouse or PayPal in advance
Duration: around 4 Hours
Vegetarian friendly: Yes