Winery tour and tasting in Salento at Leone de Castris winery
Excursions & day trips

Winery tour and tasting in Salento at Leone de Castris winery

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Tour a winery with more than 350 years of history
  • Discover the Five Roses, the first rosé wine of Italy
  • Taste excellent wines with optional snacks or lunch
  • 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 Reserve - the first Salice red wine to be bottled in 1954, still 20 years before the birth of the DOC Salice Salentino.

The experience includes a guided tour of the winery with a focus on its over 350 years of history presented at the ' Piero and Salvatore Leone de Castris' Wine Museum. You'll also visit the wine-aging cellar and discover all stages of production, from harvesting to bottling.

After the tour, enjoy your favorite dining and tasting experience:

  • OPTION 1 - "LA GRANDE TRADIZIONE" TOUR: technical tasting of 3 wines that define the company: Messapia Verdeca Igt Salento, Five Roses Anniversary Rosato Igt Salento, 50th Harvest Salice Salentino DOC Riserva (duration: 1 hour)
  • OPTION 2 - "FOOD EXPERIENCE" TOUR: light lunch buffet and tasting of 3 wines that define the company: Messapia Verdeca Igt Salento, Five Roses Anniversary Rosato Igt Salento, 50th Harvest Salice Salentino DOC Riserva (duration: 2 hours)
  • OPTION 3 - "DONNA LISA" TOUR: lunch and tasting of 3 wines paired with the chef dishes at Milo Restaurant of Hotel Villa Donna Lisa, next to the winery (duration: 2.5 hours)

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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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Guided tour of the winery: historic offices, wine-aging cellar and wine museum
    • Tasting of 3 different wines selected monthly by the winery
    • Optional food pairing: light lunch (option 2) or gourmet lunch (option 3)
    • Possibility to purchase wines at "Il Bottegone Leone de Castris" shop
    Where

    Leone de Castris - Via Senatore de Castris 26, Salice Salentino 73015 LE, Italy

    What to remember
    • There are three options to choose from: wine tasting (option 1), wine tasting + light lunch (option 2), and wine tasting + gourmet lunch (option 3)
    • Number of participants: min 2 people
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    Provider
    Leone de Castris
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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