Taste Puglia

Wine tasting and more …

Inside one of our personally loved trulli homes, your tasting will include a variety of our Wines paired with locally made Cheeses and Chutneys, enjoying some of the gems of Pugliese cuisine. Within the hand-laid stones of our homes, relax and experience some of the best locally made and cared for wines- vino made with grapes pure to their roots from the vine to the bottle.

Or, for the more “Aggressive Taster”, you can join us inside our shop’s Entoca & Rosoleria. As you are tasting our featured wines, you can also see and inquire more information on our entire collection of wines, liqueurs, and locally made treats. We are a healthy group of drinkers that take pride in sharing the information about our exceptional Pugliese products with you.

(And do not worry if you did not make an appointment, you can stop by the shop any time.)

Private Wine Tasting in your Trullo or on our Shop’s Rooftop Deck overlooking Alberobello from the top of the hill costs 30 euro for Sommelier and 15 euro per person.

Wine Tastings hosted in Other Locations- Masseria, Hotels, etc. the cost is 95 euro for the Sommelier and 15 euro per person.

Olive oil Tasting

The reason Pugliese Olives and Oils are so remarkably valued and cherished throughout Italy is because here in Puglia, we collect our olives directly from branches before they fully mature, having care of them by hand all of the way to the bottle. Quantity will be inferior but Quality is guaranteed. Every year, we produce- from our very own olive trees- a personal recipe of Extra Virgin Olive Oil for you to try in your tasting with us. Our particular oil is made with a tri-blend of Leccino, Ogliarola, and Coratina olives, and in our experience, this is one of the best combinations for your senses. This is a special olive oil with beautiful deep green reflections, a precious bouquet that remembers green tomatoes and artichoke, carrying a bold, persistent flavor. Leccino olives give the best sent, Ogliarola olives give the best taste, and Coratina olives give enough strength and structure for its longevity. Your tasting will include some of the raw olives, our Tri-Blend Olive oil with Taralli, an olive-based Pâté with bruschetta, and finally, a glass of white wine.

(7 euro per person- tasting located in our Shop3)

More to the Story… Puglia’s Vino & Oil

Historically speaking, people have been drinking Wine and cooking with Olive Oils from Puglia for years without knowing because it was blended with others being produced in different places around Europe to enhance the body of their products with the structure of Puglia’s Grapes and purity of the Olives. Puglia has not been so known for the wine and olive oil until recent years. Now, instead of producing massive quantity for other regions, we are moving to local Quality Production. We are not shipping anymore our products to other countries – we are selling directly here our own Wines and Olive Oils to live and survive. With both our Olive Oil Tasting and our Wine Tasting services, we share only that which is from our land…” Mimmo

Cooking with Mamma Mia!

Watch, learn, and also do as my mamma does, making an authentic Italian dinner with you in your trullo home. Mamma will bring to your trullo the freshest, homegrown local ingredients either directly from our Masseria or from our town market- all from within zero kilometers.

Your meal can include Focaccia (an olive oil-based soft bread with Potato and Tomato), Polpette, Puglia’s most known pasta-Orecchiette, Involtini di Carne (meat wrapped with garlic and spices) and a surprise Dolce (Sweet) for dessert- ALL prepared along with our priceless homemade family Olive Oil (I am kidding, you can buy if you like).

For all my life my mother has been cooking every day for my family and other families that work beside us in these little streets of stone. “Mamma Cosima” speaks her soul through the flavors of her food.

(45 euro per person- VINO of your choice can be purchased along with your meal, and please feel free to speak with us about any special dietary requests)

The twenty plenty!

With very simple ingredients from their gardens and lands, Puglians have been perfecting these liqueurs with centuries of skill and artful combinations of flavors. Taste 20 locally featured liqueurs from Prickly Pear and Chocolate w/ Chili Pepper, to Green Almond and Olive Leaves w/ Lemon. Each liqueur has a story, for example, Rosolio is a liqueur particularly favored here in the South of Italy, which is derived from rose petals and given to House Guests or Newlyweds as a wish for good luck.

History of our Liqueurs

In the past, the people of this land actually created liqueurs in their efforts to preserve fruits, herbs, flowers etc. Without precious things to offer guests entering into the homes, and without refrigerators/ electricity to preserve the food, Liqueurs became our solution/ gift because they could both self-preserve and they make a lovely offering for guests. Understanding that if the flavoring ingredients were stored in only alcohol, the alcohol would burn the flavor and steal the vitamins from the food, they mixed the alcohol with water, creating what would become the solution for our renowned liqueurs. Adding the water weakens the solution just enough so it slowly macerates the various herbs, flowers, and fruits inside, respecting all of their properties. This is why our Rosolio, for example, still gives the vitamins from the petals and smells and tastes of roses.

Join us in our Shop’s Enoteca and Rosoleria and taste for yourself and toast with us, it’s what these liqueurs were made for- SALUTE!

(15 euro per person)

Mozzarella demostration

Fresh mozzarella is completely different from the mozzarella you take from the fridge or the market- even one minute in the fridge can change everything to the taste.

Tasting mozzarella fresh from the hands that made it and seeing someone “cut” mozzarella with your own eyes is a fantastic way to experience this cultural gem. The name mozzarella comes from the Italian word MOZZARE, meaning to Cut. Our beloved Casaro (someone who specializes in the making of cheese) will be making fresh Mozzarella of various styles, also some Buratta, Trecce, and for the babies he creates fun shapes of animals and other things.

FRESH is the truth, as this is all made with milk that comes from cows living less than 2 kilometers away! You will also be enjoying your freshly made formaggio with some aperitivo that my mother has prepared for you in your trullo of your stay- or if you are just having a snack with us, we can arrange a trullo for you for this occasion.

(80 euro for your CASARO and 20 euro per person enjoying)

Gift and goods – Our shop

Visit inside the shop just a few doors away from your trullo. On our shop’s Rooftop Viewing Deck (great for pictures and more) is where we also host our Private Wine Tastings. Inside you will meet Antonella, Francesca, Alma, and Stella- or “Stellina” (“little star”)- who will help you to taste more products of our land, find handmade pastas, and a variety of Trulli/ Alberobello items for you to remember us and your vacation. There is something for everyone to take home and share the magic of this land.

Our Bar

My brother, Lorenzo, can serve you caffé, panino, ice creams, and more of your liking in our family’s bar at the top of the street/Historical center.

Puglia plates

Our Puglia Plates are designed to pre-order for Late Nights/ Arrivals, any time tastes of locally made favorites, Special Occasions, etc. inside your Trullo Vacation Home.

These are just a few options for you to consider…

Each of the following listed Plates is made for up to 2 people-

Anything can be customized to your liking- please feel free to ask us)

Mimmo’s “Choice” Plate (30 euro) – Always delicious Italian flavors to enjoy…

  • A Bottle of one of our locally made Red Wines (either our current local choice or yours- Primitivo, Negroamaro or Nero di Troia grapes)
  • “Drunk” Caciocavallo Cheese (aged in wine)
  • Tomato, Caper, and Spring Onion Chutney (to spread on the Cheese)
  • Pizza-flavored Taralli

Nature’s Plate – by Marco (30 euro) – A good taste of the land…

  • A late harvest Moscato Wine
  • Braded, Sweet Almond Taralli
  • Small Trullo Shaped Bottle of Almond Liquor

“Midnight Sparkles” – by TiKa (50 euro) – Treat yourself on your vacation…

  • Prosecco Millesimato – Italian-style Champagne
  • Smoked Caciocavallo Cheese
  • Chili, Vanilla, and Mint Chutney (to spread on the Cheese)
  • Taralli with Toasted Almonds