The best wineries in Basilicata

Discover The Leading Wineries of Basilicata to Visit

Wineries in Basilicata2021-02-22T08:31:14+00:00

Explore The Best Wineries in Basilicata

Rich in history with the coast on both the Adriatic and the Tyrrhenian sea, Basilicata has been home to lesser-known but important red wines from the Aglianico variety. Aglianico del Vulture, Terre dell’Alta Val d’Agri, Matera, and Grottino di Rocanova are four appellations, which collectively cover 2% of the total wine produced in Basilicata. Wineries in Basilicata are always open for guests and share their wines and winemaking history. You will find many amazing wineries near Matera or Pietrapertosa as well as hundreds of other attractions to visit throughout the region.

Are you searching for tips or advice on wineries and vineyards to visit during your holiday to Basilicata?

We have provided a list of wineries in Basilicata open for visitors with direct booking options through our website. At WineTourism.com, we are available to answer any questions and help guide you towards the best fit when planning your wine region experience in Basilicata. We hope you will discover what makes the region special and enjoy your exploration of unforgettable Basilicata!

Cantine del Notaio, one of our partner wineries from the heart of Basilicata

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Via Roma, 159, Rionero In Vulture, Basilicata, 85028, Italy

Meet the Laluce family, who have been producing wines from many generations since 1905.

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Azienda Agricola Michele Laluce, SP10, Venosa, Potenza, italy

Discover and enjoy the art and cultural events in the cellar of Terra dei Rei.

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Cantine Terra Dei Re, Rionero In Vulture, Potenza, 85028, Italy

Map of Basilicata Wineries

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How to Reach Wineries in Basilicata

Wineries in Basilicata are easily accessible by different means of transportation. 

Bari-Palese International Airport (BRI) is just 64 km from Matera and it is also connected to the town by the regional bus company COTRAB. This airport is the best choice to reach the area of Basilicata, while Naples International Airport (NAP) is the best option to explore the western-Tyrrhenian area of the region. There are different bus lines that connect Naples International Airport to the cities of Basilicata, where you can enjoy the beauty of the countryside and visit wineries in Basilicata. 

There are weekly direct flights to BRI and NAP from major airports in the UK, and other European cities throughout the summer season to explore wineries in Basilicata.

If you decide to explore wineries in Basilicata, and you are traveling from different parts of Italy, here are three highways to reach the region from other parts of Italy:

– Via A2, the Motorway of the Mediterranean Sea, links Salerno to Reggio Calabria passing through the area of the Pollino National Park (southern part of the region);
– Via A14 Adriatic Motorway, links Bologna to Taranto passing near Matera and Metaponto;
– Via A16 Motorway of the Two Seas, links Naples to Canosa passing near Melfi and the Vulture area.

Once you reach the heart of Potenza, you can take a direction to the countryside and discover wineries in Basilicata.

You can travel by train to Potenza from Rome in about 5 hours with one change at Salerno station.

Ferrovie Appulo Lucane is a regional operator that provides connections from Potenza and Matera to Bari. Potenza Centrale railway station and Matera Centrale are the stations you should arrive at to start your journey to discover wineries in Basilicata.

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Everything you need to know about wineries in Basilicata.

The best months to explore wineries in Basilicata are those between May and September because this period is characterized by milder temperature. If you plan to stroll around wineries in Basilicata, you will appreciate the months of May, June, and September when the weather is not too hot and the island is less crowded.

If you would like to combine the beach holidays and visiting wineries in Basilicata, The months from June to September are the best.

Here you will find:
– Wineries with a rich history;
– Traditional family-run wineries;
– Wineries following farming with a biodynamic approach;
– Mesmerizing natural views of mountains and lush hills.

Visiting wineries in Basilicata will open a whole new book of winemaking techniques, philosophies with their great history and rich culture.

Almost all Wineries in Basilicata have their own tasting room. In addition, Wineries, cellar houses, and co-operatives offer guided tours where you can learn firsthand what makes Basilicata wines and Aglianico grapes so special. Use the details from our website as the basis for your next winery tour, so you visit different areas in turn and taste the wines made by different wineries.

Most of the wineries in Basilicata offer a wide range of experiences starting from plain wine tastings to luxurious dining and everything in between. You can taste the fine quality Basilicata wines either in the wine bar or in gourmet restaurants with delicious meals. Have a look at our list of wine tastings and tours in Basilicata.

The most commonly used grape varieties for red wines are:
– Primitivo
– Sangiovese
– Montepulciano
– Bombino Nero
– Malvasia Nera
– Cabernet Sauvignon
– Merlot

Aglianico del Vulture wine is the most important red wine made from the Aglianico, with its amazing aromas and flavors.

Although reds are common in Basilicata, this region produces white wines as well. The common grape varieties used for white wines are Greco Bianco, Malvasia Bianca, Moscato.

 

 

Some words to remember before you visit Wineries in Basilicata:

  • “Vino”- Wine
  • “Cantina” – Winery
  • “Vigna” – Vine
  • “Vigneto” – Vineyard
  • “Uva” – Grape
  • “Vino Bianco” – White wine
  • “Vino Rosso” – Red wine
  • “Rosé” – Rosé wine
  • “Strada del Vino/dei Vini” – Wine route
  • “Salute!” or “Cin Cin” – Cheers!

Are you interested in reading more about Basilicata in Italy? Read our Travel Guide to Basilicata Wine Region section, or visit our selection of the very best guide of Wine Tastings and Tours in Basilicata that you can book during your stay.