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Grand Wine Tasting Tour Of Berat / offered By Tirana Day Trips

Explore one of the oldest and best wine-producing regions in Albania and know the history of Berat; how it started producing wines in the 8th century BC. Meet the families who started growing grapes in their own gardens and backyards so they could create Rakia and wine for personal consumption. Eat lunch in a small village and walk in the vineyards
We are proud to tell that Berat has its indigenous grape called
Puls/Pules – Though originally used to make rakia, a traditional fruit brandy popular in Albania, this grape now yields some of the finest dry white wines in the country. With its delicate floral bouquet and a long finish, this could be a worthy addition to your wine cellar. This grape grows in the Berat County of Albania.
Guided Tour
Roshnik village
Cobo & Alpeta winery
Lunch in the village
Nature&Social impact
Culture&Heritage
Food&Wine
Customized tour ( you can customize this tour )

per adult from

$176

AUD

Duration

8 to 9 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Lunch - Lunch and wine tasting is included in price
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    What's excluded :
    • Personal Expenses
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Berat, Berat, Berat County

    Visit Berat one of the most interesting architectural and historical sites of Albania
    Famous for its old town Beat in Albania is called "the town of a thousand windows". And that is so true. Looking at the beautiful houses "climbing" up the steep hill around the old town
    Explore The Old Town - the UNESCO part of the city - enjoy the typical sights of a medieval town - get lost in the tiny streets, have a meal on one of the amazing restaurants and cafes and take pleasure in absorbing the overall cozy atmosphere


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kantina e Veres Alpeta., Berat 4002 Albania

    A little bit about the region
    Roshnik sits about 25 minutes outside of the city of Berat. A landscape of fertile, rolling hills, bursting with olive groves and vineyards, this area is exactly what s[rings to mind when you hear the words “winemaking country”.The story of Kantina Alpeta started back in 1991 after the fall of Communism. The land that once belonged to the brutal dictator, was partitioned and given back to the people. The Fiska family was given 3.4 hectares of land, some of which were already lush with vineyards. The presence of these vines served as an inspiration to Beqir Fiska who having studied at the Agricultural University of Tirana in the 1970s, wanted to put the land to good use. The decision was taken to create a winery on the land, a move that inspired other farmers in the area to do the same.
    By 1995, the winery had started making small quantities of wine and raki made from the grapes that grew on their land. The problem was that Albanian wine wasn’t popular and it was difficult to drum up support from local wine drinkers. During this time, Beqir continued studying and experimenting with the cultivation of different types of grape, in particular, the Pules grape that is native to Albania. This particular grape is an autochthonous grape that grows as a tree vine and has now become one of the most loved and sought after in the region.
    As well as the white pules variety, the cantina also makes Merlot (2004, 2005), a Merlot-Cabernet (65% Merlot 35% Cabernet) and a Merlot 2015 Reserve (my favorite).
    The cantina ( winery ) also makes raki; normal raki and one that is aged in an oak barrel. Unlike some other producers of raki, Kantina Alpeta uses the same quality and type of grape for their raki as they do for their wine, understanding that quality is not something that can be compromised. If you have an opportunity to try the oak-aged raki, then I suggest you do so as it is deliciously spicy and hot- a real treat for the taste buds! The Kantina sits on the top of a hill, overlooking acres of farmland below. In the garden of the Fiska family home grow tomato’s and pomegranates, and you can sit in the shade of a large tree whilst you take in the beauty of your surroundings. This is a really special place and if you are after a totally authentic winery experience, then this is most definitely it. As we sat sipping our wine and raki, I watched horses and donkeys trundle past, and workers stoking the fires that are used as a part of the raki distilling process in the shed beyond.
    The Fiska family also owns a restaurant just next to the mosque and I must insist that you do not visit without lining your stomach here. Reminiscent of a sort of treehouse, they serve up the most fantastic traditional food you can imagine. We enjoyed goat that had been slowly roasted on a spit, with fresh garden salad, potatoes, and a selection of cheeses- all the fruits of the land that surrounded us.



    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Cobo Winery, Berat SH72, Ura Vajgurore 1001 Albania

    Visit Çobo winery

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick up you at your hotel Airports
    • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania
    Ports
    • durres
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Tirana Day Trips

Activity ID: V-220170P1

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