Are you up to drive yourself and explore the best & undisclosed wineries of Abruzzo?

Abruzzo Self Guided Wine Tour Personally Planned - Itinerary, Restaurants, Attractions & local Tips Experience BellaVita

Driving yourself around the Abruzzo region is definitely a great option for embarking on a wine tour. There are more than 120 wineries throughout the region and finding one isn’t a big deal, but finding the ones that answer your expectation requires local knowledge.

Why should you trust Experience BellaVita?

Abruzzo Self Guided Wine Tour Personally Planned - Itinerary, Restaurants, Attractions & local Tips Experience BellaVita

In our team we have Gessica, our Sommelier and Marino the local Travel & Culinary Expert, with more than 20 years combined of experience. We are very passionate about food & wines, we live in Abruzzo and always on the road to discover the best new wineries and the most authentic eating spots in Abruzzo.

Abruzzo Self Guided Wine Tour Personally Planned - Itinerary, Restaurants, Attractions & local Tips Experience BellaVita

“We visited a vineyard close by run by Vincenzo and his dad. We had a brilliant afternoon learning the history of the family business and tasting the wines, including some very special older wines.
It was everything we could have wanted from an Abruzzo experience - great food, great wine, great company.”

Mark & KateLondon, UK
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How Does it work?

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Tell us if you have any specific requests or just let us know where you will be staying and we’ll suggest accordingly.

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We will make all the winery bookings for you and provide a detailed itinerary with wineries and recommendations on restaurants & local attractions

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You choose the tasting types and pay at the winery for the tastings. Our wine trip-planning fee is only 119€ and you will also get our phone number in case you need any assistance.

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The choice is yours!

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“Marino was great, very personable and so helpful! He went above and beyond to make sure we arrived safely (some significant events had happened). The wine tasting was made very special for us in a unique situation. Very excited for these two and their endeavors! Great wine:) it was lovely to be at a small family winery!”

Adele & LukeOhio, USA

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I choose the wineries?

Yes of course, if you have already some in mind, you can choose them and we will book them for you.In alternative, you tell us where you’re based and we will provide the rest.

I don’t know where to start. Can you help?

Yes indeed, with our vast knowledge we will help you to plan your wine trip to Abruzzo from scratch.

How long does a wine visit & tasting last?

Normally plan to spend at least 2.5 hours but that depends on you if you have other plans and on the winemaker and how things evolve. We always suggest to plan to visit a maximum of 2 wineries, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

How many wineries should we visit?

During your wine tour to Abruzzo, we recommend visiting 2 or maximum 3 wineries in a day, so that you have more flexibility and spend more time speaking with a winemaker and have extra time to stop along the road, for a coffee, visit an ancient village, take some pictures and live the ‘BellaVita’.

How is it to drive in Abruzzo?

Driving in Abruzzo by yourself is pretty straight forward. The only thing you should take into account is that roads in Abruzzo will probably have big turns and go up and down hills, especially when visiting wineries. Are you fine with that? Or you can always ask us to provide a professional driver.

I don’t speak/understand Italian

We know the wineries well and we will suggest winemakers that are able to explain in English. If you prefer a mix or Italian, not a problem, just let us know.

I don’t have a car. Where can I hire it?

We can advise where you can rent one based on where you will be staying. If you need a driver we will provide one.

What is the alcohol limit for driving?

The alcohol limit is 0.5 grams/liter, if you’re eating and in a day you have 2 glasses of wine, that won’t be usually a problem, but every human-body is different. If you’re doing a wine tour, we always suggest having someone who is not drinking and driving.

“We met at a newly-established bio-winery near Teramo. Nat, one of the proprietors, explained in considerable detail (and excellent English) his approach and philosophy. It was a real pleasure to talk with people who have such a passion for their work and to enjoy with them some of the fruits (pun intended) of their labour. All in all, a very enjoyable visit in a beautiful part of Italy.”

Peter & Karen H.California, USA
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“Marino, made us discover many treasures of Abruzzo, in particular on the typical products of the region but also the good addresses of restaurants and wine bars! Our experience in Abruzzo would clearly not have been the same without him, a big THANK YOU!”

Jimmy & Maureen (Wine Importer & Experts)Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France