Wine Experience in Manarola

Wine Experience in Manarola

Fall in love with the unique wines of the Cinque Terre

STARTING FROM 40.00 euros per person

You’ll get the unique chance of discovering the best in wines of our Region in the enchanting setting of lovely Manarola village. The location is just a few steps from Manarola ancient San Lorenzo Church. You will have a professional introduction to the knowledge of only the best wines of Liguria. Ivonne, professional AIS sommelier, awarded as “Best Ligurian Sommelier” in 2012 is a deep connoisseur of all the Cinque Terre, Italian and International Wines.

A wine tasting session with Ivonne

The Sommelier

Ivonne will introduce you to the charming flavours of the best wines of our land surrounded by a unique and breathtaking setting.
Here you can taste excellent wines matched with tastings of the best of Ligurian food, small appetisers to delight your palate and your mind.

Wine Experience One

Guided tasting of 4 glasses of the Cinque Terre white wines picked from 4 different producers. You’ll be introduced to the magical world of Ligurian gold wines in a dark room where music will enhance your approach of your senses to the sensorial notes of the wine.

Bits of Focaccia, Taggiasca Olives and local vegetable pies will match your wines.

Location: Manarola

Price: 40.00 euros per person

Experience Duration: 1 Hour

Number of students: 2 minimum to 35 maximum

Booking Fee: 15.00 euros per party

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Wine Experience Two

Sensorial Tasting of 4 glasses of the Cinque Terre white wines picked from 4 different producers. Each wine will be accompanied by a matching local food tasting. You will understand of wine uniquely marries food depending on its own structure and complexity. A memorable magical experience for your senses that you’ll never forget.

Grapes!

Location: Manarola

Price: 50.00 euros per person

Experience Duration: 1 Hour 1/2 

Number of students: 2 minimum to 35 maximum

Booking Fee: 15.00 euros per party

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Wine Experience Three

This experience will offer you a the possibility to taste the authentic Sciacchetrà dessert wine. Sommelier Ivonne will introduce you to 4 different year of production of this famous sweet wine with tasting of delicious cookies of local production. You’ll love this experience.

Location: Manarola

Price: 70.00 euros per person

Experience Duration: 1 Hour 

Number of students: 2 minimum to 35 maximum

Booking Fee: 15.00 euros per party

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CULTURAL NOTES

In the stretch of the Ligurian Riviera to the east of Genoa named Cinque Terre (with the famous villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore) we find today grape varieties that are somewhat particular to the district. Here Albarola, Bosco and Vermentino are cultivated.

History of Ligurian wines

The first two are of unknown origin, while the third, Vermentino, was introduced into the area fairly recently. It was originally known as Piccabon and had, at least initially, no relation to the wine produced in the Cinque Terre. There is a vast literature dealing with the wine of the Cinque Terre but people have to come here and see with their own eyes what vineyards and grape picking mean in this area. The vineyards are carved out of the rock wall of the slopes rising steeply from the water’s edge to form peaks overlooking the sea. Many of Italian poets tried to describe in their verses the magic of wine in this place: Boccaccio, Petrarch, Carducci, Pascoli, D’Annunzio. Even in Roman times Pliny the Elder described it as a “lunar wine”.

Despite the tributes, the wine has not gone far in this world for many years and only recently it succeeded in assuring it a place on foreign markets only recently.

While there is strong and steady demand for the wine, it is generally limited to the immediate area. And the greater part of the production is acquired by numerous private consumers who go to the Cinque Terre in person to buy it. So, do not miss a chance to come to the Cinque Terre and taste the “inebriation of the Dionysians” as Giosuè Carducci, famous Italian poet, wrote.

September Grape Picking

LIGURIA WINES

Most of Liguria’s limited commercial wine production is concentrated along the Ponente coast to the southwest. Most famous ones are: Rossese di Dolceacqua, an uncommonly attractive red, white Pigato and Vermentino, the red Ormeasco (a local Dolcetto) and Rossese.

But the legend among Liguria’s wines is offered by Cinque Terre, a white made around the “five lands,” a series of fishing villages nestled in the cliffs along the coast north of La Spezia.

Vines have been planted since antiquity on scarcely accessible terraces, some close enough to the Ligurian Sea to catch the spray from breaking waves. The vineyards here are sometime so steep that they were only accessible by boat and for this reason the most difficult ones have been abandoned in modern times. It is still possible seeing from the boat ruins of old “dry walls” that used to hold the land and allow vineyards to grow even on the closest rocks to the sea.

Most Cinque Terre is dry, though the sweet Sciacchetrà is coveted by those in the know.
Near La Spezia and crossing the border of Tuscany we find the DOC zone of Colli di Luni where red and white wines, mainly Vermentino, show class. The recent DOCs for Colline di Levanto and Golfo del Tigullio cover most of the other vineyards along the Riviera Levante, the coast to the south-east of Genoa, though some wines are still scarcely known beyond their localities.

Wine experience in Manarola

You’ll keep a tender memory of it forever. A special gift for your taste and your soul!

Golden Cinque Terre DOC White wine

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