Veneto: Prosecco & History wine tour + live Music

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012 Castello di Collalto + Music

Castle of Her Imperial Highness, Princess Isabella Collalto-de Croÿ

Prosecco Hills: an UNESCO World Heritage Site

PRIVATE LUNCH in EXCLUSIVE area at the Castle + Vivaldi's live MUSIC

A day in European HISTORY: Holy Roman Empire castle, Renaisssance palace, literally to the origins of the Etiquette…

Nowadays, in August 2022, the King of Belgium Philippe (grandson of the last Queen of Italy, Maria José) visited the cellars of Collalto, guest of Princess Isabella… exactly as you will do !!!

The Collalto family is of ancient Lombard origin, named Counts of Treviso (960 a.D.), in the 1300s they built the Castle of San Salvatore in Susegana.

It is here that in 1500 Monsignor Della Casa, a guest of the Collaltos, wrote his famous “Galateo” (“Etiquette”, the text that is still the basis of “good manners” today).

In 1741, Count Vinciguerra Collalto was the patron who bought his “Farewell Concerts” from Antonio Vivaldi (which will be the background LIVE MUSIC at lunch, to choose from: guitar & voice OR harp & violin.).

In 1762 at the age of 6, W. Amadeus Mozart held his first concert at Palazzo Collalto in Vienna.

Today Princess Isabella manage the historic winery, with 170 hrs of vineyards, 70 of which are Prosecco, she immerses herself in the world of wine, and brings to the world exceptional wines that have been awarded in all the most important competitions, never forgetting the deep bond with the territory that for millennia has been identified with the name of the Collalto.

VENETO

LOCATION:
– Castello di San Salvatore, Susegana (Treviso)
– Conte Collato winery, Susegana (Treviso)

STYLE OF EXPERIENCE:
RARE WINES – Prosecco

DURATION:
Duration on-site (hours. ±1): 6

PRIVATE VISIT to the estates, guided by your expert Ambassador, explaining the vines grown near the Castle of San Salvatore and the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Hills (UNESCO World Heritage Site) aboard an off-road vehicle (not guaranteed,as it is a splendid vintage WWII Jeep…).

Moving towards the Castle of San Salvatore.

Upon arrival, a welcome drink (if present with Princess Isabella), with a Prosecco Superiore DOCG accompanied with “cicchetti” (small and typical local food-fingers) of the area.

Meeting with the English speaking guide specialized in the Castle, then PRIVATE walk up to the Rocca di San Salvatore (350 m. uphill) discovering the history and secrets of this magical place.

PRIVATE LUNCH with EXCLUSIVE area at the Castle: in the Terrace of the Statues, or in the Terrace of the Leccio, or in the Sala delle Armi.

During lunch, live musical entertainment to choose from: guitar & voice OR harp & violin.

After lunch, descent to the Collato Winery for a PRIVATE and EXCLUSIVE visit: from the wine making process to aging in wooden barrels.

Tour of the Historical Bottaia (containing barrels of the late 1800s) with subsequent tasting of the most prestigious wines of the winery.

The tasting will be a surprise of the moment among verticals, reserves, varieties of prosecco, little-known wines, always accompanied with local products, cold cuts and cheeses, to conclude your incomparable multi-sensory experience in style.

The Fashionable INNOVATION:
VIOLETTE Rosé Extra-Dry Sparkling

  • Gilbert & Gaillard: 3 GOLD medals
  • Falstaff Sparkling Trophy: 88 pts.
  • The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships: GOLD
  • Mundus Vini: SILVER
  • Concours Mondial Bruxelles: GOLD

This rosé sparkling wine beguiles the taster first of all with its appearance, an utterly inimitable peony pink hue.

Then the eye is enchanted by a slender but dense bead of irrepressible pin-point bubbles that presage the wine’s appreciable crispness.

The nose is intensely redolent of delicate notes of rose petals, lime blossoms, and wild berry.

The Great HISTORY:
ISABELLA Rive di Collalto Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Millesimato

  • Gilbert & Gaillard: GOLD medal
  • Falstaff Sparkling Trophy: 92 pts.
  • The Italian Wine Competition: GOLD

The grapes for our Rive Prosecco are painstaking selected from vineyards on a striking site on the Collalto hill, to the north of the San Salvatore Castle.

Here, more than a 1.000 years ago, Princess Isabella’s ancestors settled, building the first castle.

Its name, too, became theirs, and they later won the rank of Counts of Collalto.

LUNCH in a reserved area EXCLUSIVELY for you at the Castle: in the Terrace of the Statues, or in the Terrace of the Leccio, or in the Sala delle Armi.

Light lunch in the castle with an ancient tradition menu and designed to perfectly match our most prestigious wines, served at the set table, 3 courses (appetizer, first course, dessert or first course, second course, dessert).

During lunch, wines from our Conte Collalto Winery will be served with professional sommelier service and presentation of wines and food and wine pairings, in English.

This PRIVATE experience includes:

  • PRIVATE VISIT to the estates, guided by your expert Ambassador, aboard an off-road vehicle (not guaranteed, as it is a splendid vintage WWII Jeep…).
  • Moving towards the Castle of San Salvatore.
  • Welcome drink (if present with Princess Isabella).
  • Meeting with the English speaking guide specialized in the Castle
  • PRIVATE walk up to the Rocca di San Salvatore (350 m. uphill)
  • PRIVATE light LUNCH with EXCLUSIVE area at the Castle
  • Antonio Vivaldi’s “Farewell Concerts” (wrote for the Collalto family): background LIVE MUSIC at lunch
  • Descent to the Collato Winery for a PRIVATE and EXCLUSIVE visit
  • Tour of the Historical Bottaia
  • Private tasting of the most prestigious wines of the winery.

ON REQUEST

  • FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING IN LUXURY CAR, LIMO, VAN OR HELICOPTER with English speaking professional driver/pilot. Departure from any main location, example Rome, Civitavecchia, Livorno, La Spezia, Milan, Florence, Bologna, Venice etc.
  • PRO Photographer/videomaker
  • Mr. Marco Tenerini as your “emotional storytelling guide” for the whole day.

PRICES

From 2.340

Rates per person:

ADULT (≥18 yo):
Pax 2: € 2.880
Pax 3: € 2.640
Pax 4: € 2.520
Pax 5: € 2.450
Pax 6: € 2.400
Pax 7: € 2.360
Pax 8: € 2.340
MINOR (6 – 17 yo): Pax € 960
INFANT (0 -5 yo): FREE

Prices for experience only; ask for transfers prices.
Just tell us how many people and your starting location.

SUPERSTARS

  • The location: a classic central European Renaissance building and the Castle, in the middle of the Prosecco Hills, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Collato-Croÿ family, Princes of Collalto and San Salvatore and Princes of the Holy Roman Empire
  • Antonio Vivaldi’s “Farewell Concerts” (wrote for the Collalto family): background LIVE MUSIC at lunch (guitar & voice OR harp & violin.)

TOP PRODUCTS

 – PROSECCOS: the prestigious, the traditional, the nature, etc… Simply THE BEST.

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STEP BY STEP

  • Arrival in the location
  • Welcome aperitif
  • Meeting with Ambassador and (the Princess, if present…)
  • Storytelling about history, philosophy, products and territory
  • Walk up to the Castle
  • Full Lunch with wine pairing
  • Transfer to Winery
  • Guided tour of the Cellars
  • Wine tasting of the top wines
  • Surprise tasting
  • Goodbye

SUPERSTARS

  • The location: a classic central European Renaissance building and the Castle, in the middle of the Prosecco Hills, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Collato-Croÿ family, Princes of Collalto and San Salvatore and Princes of the Holy Roman Empire
  • Antonio Vivaldi’s “Farewell Concerts” (wrote for the Collalto family): background LIVE MUSIC at lunch (guitar & voice OR harp & violin.)

TOP PRODUCTS

 – PROSECCOS: the prestigious, the traditional, the nature, etc… Simply THE BEST.

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