Corsican Wine & Vineyard Discovery
Explore the history and flavors of a Corsican winery in the foreground of Mount Grossu during this guided winery Yachting Land Adventure and tasting outing. Depart the pier enroute to a family business full of history of lineage to central Corsican culture. After an approximate 30-minute drive you will arrive at the winery created in the 1960s by Baron Henry Louis de La Grange, and also the owner of the Convent of Alzipratu. This winery was run by Maurice Acquaviva before being taken over by his son, Pierre, and his wife, Cécilia.
The vineyard at Mount Grossu is composed of several south-facing parcels, within approximately 99-acres (40 hectares), and split into two main parts. The vineyards are planted primarily with traditional Corsican varietals. The vines lie at the foothills of Mount Grossu, whose peak towers approximately 6,398 feet (about 1,950 metres) above sea level and is just minutes from the coastline. This results in highly contrasted climatic influences, thanks to the vineyard's proximity to both the sea and the mountains.
Experience a guided walking tour of the vineyard with the owner and discussion with the local Oenologist (wine expert) followed by a tasting of the wines pared with local specialties. Learn about the connection between dining and the vines of the wines you are discovering in Corsica. Afterward there is free time to explore on your own or ask more detailed questions of your Oenologist before returning to the yacht.
Notes: This Yachting Land Adventure has limited capacity and it's operation must be confirmed 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Please book this early to avoid disappointment. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.
Port: Calvi, Corsica
Duration: 2.45 hours
Price: 259 USD