Apulian Wine Tastings

Apulian Wine Tastings
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300 miles of fertile soils, sunshine, a sea breeze have long produced some of the world’s most popular grape varieties. Today Apulian wines are famous in their own right, and our deeply knowledgeable sommelier is eager to share their passion.

According to your expertise they may begin with how to look at the light in a wine, how it moves in the glass, the vocabulary of tasting or the best food pairings. You will discover a Negroamaro is salty but underneath has a smoothness, is balanced, persistent and good with octopus tomato stew, while a greenish, flowery Fiano white is perfect with prawn tartar.

  • Apulian Cookery class

    Share Puglia’s greatest pleasure preparing traditional dishes with local produce or perfecting a focaccia pugliese, and discover the one indispensable ingredient to our cuisine.

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  • Tour by Vespa, Cinquecento or helicopter

    Tour the Itrian valley in Italian style with the breeze in your hair on a Vespa or by vintage car, or see it from the air taking off from our private helipad.

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  • See the sea

    Relax at Il Melograno’s beach club, Tamerici, dine at chic sister hotel La Peschiera by the Adriatic, take a boat out from our marina for a sea view of Polignano a Mare’s cliffs.

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  • Sketching and painting

    Take time to relax with your creative spirit and capture the beauty of the Apulian landscape in a sketch or painting class.

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  • Song and Dance

    Puglia has a tradition of dance and music, from the pizzica to introducing the global song hit Volare, join us to learn some joyful skills.

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  • Olive Oil Tastings

    Explore the elixir of Puglia with our passionate sommelier, including Il Melograno’s own Extra Virgin Olive Oil, discover how to taste and discuss suitable food pairings.

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  • Historic Towns

    Il Melograno is surrounded by historic towns, Alberobello’s iconic trulli with their conical roofs, the charming fishing village of Monopoli and clifftop Polignano a Mare.

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