- Walk in the vineyards
- Taste great local wines
- Enjoy delicious typical food
You will meet your tour leader in the hotel lobby and take a public ferry from Bellagio to Varenna (15 minutes ride) then you will be transferred by private bus to La Costa Winery, located not far from Lecco in Brianza area (driving time 50 minutes), enchanting location well exposed in the wildlife reserve of Montevecchia and Valle del Curone.
Family Crippa founded this winery in 1992 and run it with passion. They produce three different wines, two whites and one red. White wines, Terre Lariane IGT are blended with Chardonnay, Manzoni Bianco, Traminer, Verdese (ancient lake variety) and Riesling Renano (at least 85%), Manzoni Bianco. Terre Lariane IGT red is produced with Merlot (minimum 50%), Syrah 12 months in wood, partly in 20 hl barrels and partly in barriques, 6 months in concrete tanks, bottled for at least 10 months.
The bus will leave you in Monte, a small village, where you will meet La Costa Winery guide and you will enjoy a guided tour of the vineyards for about 30 minutes. This pleasant walk will take you to the winery where you will tour the cellar and you’ll enjoy a welcome glass of their white wine Terre Lariane IGT.
In case of heavy rain vineyards walk will be cancelled and you'll reach the winery with the shuttle.
You will enjoy a traditional four-courses lunch paired with La Costa wines.
- Cured meats with pickled vegetables or Scrambled eggs with tomatoes on toast bread
- Risotto with local cheese and rosemary (for vegetarians)
- Roast suckling pig with potatoes or local cheese with honeys (for vegetarians)
- Salami chocolate cake with milk cream
- LA COSTA wine pairings
- Espresso Coffee
After lunch, the shuttle transfer back to your bus in Monte that will take you back to Varenna in about 50 minutes.
- Public ferry, private bus and shuttle transfers
- English-speaking tour leader
- Winery tour
- Lunch with wine pairing
Hotel Belvedere Bellagio, Via Valassina, 31, 22021 Bellagio CO
- Please be on time (public ferry cannot wait) and don't forget to bring with you sunglasses and comfortable shoes
Saturday 25th August 2018 h 8.45am
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