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Food & winery tours

Winery tour and tasting in Salento at the Leone de Castris winery

Availability: Monday - Friday
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English, Italian, French
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Tour a centuries old winery
  • Discover the Five Roses, the first rosé wine of Italy
  • Learn about many wines of historical importance
  • Visit the "Piero e Salvatore Leone de Castris" wine museum
What to expect

The winery was founded in 1665 by a Spanish man: the count of Lemos. In 1925 the first wine was bottled by Piero and Lisetta Leone de Castris, the grandparents of the current owner Piernicola Leone de Castris. In 1943 the Five Roses was born - the first rosé ever to be bottled in Italy. Furthermore, this was followed by the 50° Vendemmia Salice Salentino Riserve - the first Salice red wine to be bottled in 1954, still 20 years before the birth of the DOC Salice Salentino.


The Experience

  • Presentation of the winery with historical background included
  • Explanation of the production chain from harvesting to bottling
  • Visit to the wine cellar where wines are aged
  • Guided tour of the “Piero e Salvatore Leone de Castris” Wine Museum
  • Tasting of three different wines selected monthly by the winery (there are options that include food pairing)
  • The possibility to purchase wines at “Il Bottegone Leone de Castris” shop


Offer

Three options with differing prices:

  • TOUR "THE GREAT TRADITION": guided tour of the historic offices, cellar and Museum "Piero and Salvatore Leone de Castris" and technical tasting of three wines identifying the Company: Messapia Verdeca Igt Salento, Five Roses Anniversary Rosato Igt Salento, 50th Grape Harvest Salice Salentino DOC Riserva: € 23.00 (2 - 80 pax)
  • TOUR WITH THREE WINES AND APERITIF: guided tour of the historic offices, cellar and Museum 'Piero and Salvatore Leone de Castris' and tasting of three wines and aperitif: € 34.00 (2 - 80 pax)
  • "FOOD EXPERIENCE" TOUR: guided tour of the historic offices, cellar and Museum "Piero and Salvatore Leone de Castris", followed by a lunch (including 3 glasses of wine paired with the chef's dishes) at the Milo Restaurant of the Hotel Villa Donna Lisa, adjacent to the winery: € 48.00 (min 8 - max 80 pax)

Please note: there is a discount for groups of more than 10 people - for more information, please send a request from the Musement Food&Wine page under the "Tailor Made Tours" tab.

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What's included
  • Presentation of the winery with historical background included
  • Explanation of the production chain from harvesting to bottling
  • Visit to the wine cellar where wines are aged
  • Guided tour of the “Piero e Salvatore Leone de Castris” Wine Museum
  • Tasting of three different wines selected monthly by the winery (there are options that include food pairing)
What's not included
  • Extra
Where

Via Senatore de Castris, 26, Salice Salentino, 73015 LE, Italia

What to remember

The Leone de Castris Winery is rich with over 350 years of history, belonging to the same family since 1665. Its historic wines include the Five Roses, born in 1943 and known as the first rosé to be bottled and sold in Italy, and the Salice Salentino from 1954.

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When
  • 10.00am
  • 12.00pm
  • 2.00pm
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Provider
Leone de Castris
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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