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Thumbnail Wine Tasting Experience at Masseria San Cataldo
Gravina in Puglia, Bari (High Murgia)
1 Hour
Participants: Minimum 2, Maximum Not Specified
From €20.00
“Discover an authentic Apulian winery run by 4 sisters with a passion for agriculture, wines, and sustainability”
Thumbnail Tour and Wine Tasting at Antica Enotria in Cerignola, Puglia
Cerignola, Foggia (High Murgia)
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Participants: Minimum 2, Maximum 20
From €30.00
“Discover the process of winemaking from vineyard to bottle with a guided tour followed by a tasting of 3 wines paired with local delicacies.”
Thumbnail Wine Tasting in Famiglia Pepe's Wine Shop in Gravina in Puglia
Gravina in Puglia, Bari (High Murgia)
1 Hour
Participants: Minimum 2, Maximum Not Specified
From €20.00
“Discover the delicious Apulian wines produced by the four passionate Pepe sisters with this experience in Gravina in Puglia”

More information on High Murgia

Murgia is a square-shaped plateau located in the center of Puglia, with a total extension of 4,000 square kilometers. Alta Murgia, or High Murgia, represents the northwest portion of the plateau, which features two focal points for the local viticulture: Minervino Murge and Gravina. Within the territory of High Murgia, you will be able to admire landscapes rich in striking natural beauty, also thanks to the important karst phenomena that shaped the area, and enjoy various wine tastings of some of the best wines of Apulia.

During your wine tastings in High Murgia, you will have the opportunity to taste a wide variety of fine Apulian wines. The wine production in this area is focused mainly on red wines, like the majority of Apulia. The appellation of origin produced in High Murgia include Castel del Monte DOC and DOCG, Murgia IGT, Gravina DOC, Gioia del Colle DOC and Moscato di Trani DOC.

Which food to taste in High Murgia?

Perched across the hills of High Murgia, you will find different wineries that can be visited for a tasting. On your way to them, you will probably note how the local vegetation boasts various spontaneous herbs, like wild chicory and wild fennel. It is on ingredients such as these, combined with products deriving from agricultural and farming activities, that the local cuisine is based on. Must-tries of the area are dairy products like fior di latte, burrata di Andria and ricotta forte, roasted or stewed lamb, Altamura bread and sasanelli, typical biscuits with spices and fig vincotto.

Which wines to taste in High Murgia?

When visiting the wineries of High Murgia you will come across various different grape varieties. The most important grape for the development of this wine area is perhaps Nero di Troia, a variety originating in ancient Greece, often blended with Bombino Nero and Aglianico for the vinification of Castel del Monte. Common white grape varieties found in the area are instead Bombino Bianco and Pampanuto (from which Castel del Monte white is obtained), Greco and Malvasia (used in the vinification of white Gravina DOC).

Which is the best season to visit High Murgia?

The best period for planning your wine tastings in High Murgia is between April and October, when the pleasant weather will allow you to enjoy other activities on the side like hiking and biking. During the last week of May, the Open Wineries event brings together the wine lovers of the area for various winery visits.

What things to do in High Murgia?

In between your winery visits in High Murgia, make sure to explore the various gems that are found in this wonderful wild territory. Some highlights include Rocca del Gargagnone, Castel del Monte, Gravina in Puglia, the bauxite mines of Murgetta, Pulo di Altamura and Pulicchio di Gravina, the Lamalunga cave.