Trieste: 2.5-Hour Prosecco Origins Tour and Tastings

Trieste: 2.5-Hour Prosecco Origins Tour and Tastings

From US$ 41.71 per person

Step back in time to the 14th century to discover the history of the world’s favorite sparkling wine, exploring the pieces of land where it all began.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Wander around the narrow streets and hidden corners of the old village of Contovello
  • Explore the trails along the ancient terraced vineyards overlooking the Adriatic Sea
  • Learn about traditional sparkling wines
  • Taste delicious wines and locally sourced delicacies
  • Enjoy a break at a privately owned vineyard with unparalleled sea views
Full description
Hidden in a corner of north-eastern Italy overlooking the Gulf of Trieste, find the old villages of Contovello and Prosecco for the chance to learn about the origins of Prosecco wine.  Start with a walking tour with your experienced local host through the narrow streets and hidden passages in the historic village of Contovello, once home to a castle with a tower overlooking the city of Trieste and its gulf. Visit a vineyard, walking down the ancient green terraced vineyards overlooking the sea, a unique feature of this incredible land and an example of heroic agriculture. As you stop for a break to enjoy the views and the crisp fresh air coming from the sea, have the chance to taste boards of farmhouse-sourced regional homemade cheese, cured meats and local delicacies, including a selection of traditional sparkling wines.
  • Contovello old village walking tour
  • Trail along the ancient terraced vineyards
  • Traditional wines tasting
  • Cured meats and cheese with bread
  • Transportation
COVID-19 precautions
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  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Kontovelska mlaka (Laghetto di Contovello) - Località Prosecco - Contovello, 223, 34151 Prosecco-Contovello TS

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Please always wear walking shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Service
    5.0 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
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We had a very nice afternoon at Katrins Winefarm. Great view, lots of information about the cultivation but also about life in the region and the career of a young and very special farmer. Funny and nice conversations as well as delicious specialties from the surrounding Ozmizas .. I would do it again anytime!

August 29, 2020

Sehr zu empfehlen! Kurzweilige und sehr interessante Tour

We spent a super nice and interesseting afternoon in Prosecco - Contovello with our guide Katrin. She explained her wine production very understundable and detailed and we tasted the handmade wine in her wonderful winery. What a great tour with our guide Katrin, a very nice group of people, great wine and food - just to recommend! Thanks again - we had a great time :) :) :)

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October 8, 2019


This tour was perfect. Nothing I write will fully express how gracious and entertaining our "guide" (KATRIN) was. Honestly - I felt like she was our best friend after the excursion. The wine and the food was all local and to die for! I can't emphasize how much room I forced my stomach to make because I wanted to keep eating. What I learned about Prosecco and the origin of the drink was interesting and unique. The history of Slovenia and Trieste was also fascinating. We loved the vineyard we spent our time in. The hike and views were beautiful and it was such a fun and unique experience. We left so enchanted with Katrin and Prosecco (the town and drink).

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September 19, 2019

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