Assisi: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Breakfast & Wine Tasting
- Duration: 4 hours
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Julia picked us up in Assisi, and it was a short trip to the winery. She was a great guide and answered all our questions. There was a beautiful view of the valley. At the winery, which was really their home, Maria (the owner) was a very gracious host, she made us feel at home on the patio. We tasted several nice wines, had some delicious bruschetta, cheese and meats. The lunch concluded with biscotti and a very nice after dinner wine, followed by a small tasting of balsamic vinegar.....awesome stuff. Maria then gave us a tour of her wine making facility, and provided lots of answers to our many questions! We would recommend this tour...the smaller scale operation and private home like setting made it a unique and special time!
Our hostess (Agnes) was very nice and informative. The wine-tasting was instructive and tasty. The walk through the vineyards on our own was appreciated and a lot of fun (including the tasting of grapes on the vine). The gazebo provided a great area to rest and a splendid view of Assisi. The food was plentiful and delicious. The service was excellent. Unfortunately it was a very windy day, but that almost added to the fun.
We enjoyed an informative and delicious wine tasting at SAIO before a lovely walk through their vineyards to a covered picnic lunch area at the foot of Assisi - providing majestic views across the vineyards. Lunch, accompanied by a glass each of our selected SAIO wine was a beautiful platter of salami, prosciutto, cheese and breads. We had a wonderful experience and Agnese was a brilliant host - thank you so much!
The wine tasting picnic was fantastic, the host Agnes was great, explained everything well. Supplied beautiful wine and gave us easy directions to amble around her family's vineyard. The views to Assisi were stunning. After the winery walk has a great picnic lunch of locally produced goodies, washed down with a glass of red wine from the vineyard, taking in breath taking views of Assisi. Very relaxing 3 hrs.
You will not regret this tasting. The owner/operator provide such a personalized and unique experience you will not want to miss this. The tour of the vineyard and picnic basket lunch against the backdrop of Assisi was a highlight of our vacation. All previous tasting experiences will pale in comparison. Wonderful time.