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Tour in Berat for an Amazing Wine Tasting Experience

Berat is a historical city known for its Mediterranean climate in Albania. The warm, dry, and slightly chilly weather is best suited for grape cultures. It is located two hours drive from the capital, Tirana. A lush green valley, with delicious grapes and mouthwatering olives, dotted with history is one of the finest wine-producing areas in Europe. The wine quality here parallels that of Italy’s Tuscany or Spain’s La Rioja. The wonderful weather and the fertile soil give rise to an experience that you will remember for a lifetime, and we can help you with it. The wineries in Berat date back to the 20 th century, but the art of winemaking is as old as the 8 th century. Let’s take a glimpse into some of the best wineries in Berat:

Alpeta Winery

This wonderous winery is located outside Berat City. A little away from the humdrum of busy space. Family-owned wineries are quite common in Albania, and this is no exception. The Fiska family owns and runs this place since the 1990s. They produce premium quality red and white wines, having Merlot, Cabernet, and Puls. Puls is the indigenous grape usually grown as a grapevine tree. You can have a serene view of the vineyard while sipping the best wine under the sparkling shade of trees. The winery also produces oak-barrel aged, Raki, a traditional delicacy is a dry white wine. It is a fruit brandy and has Ottoman impressions as it is still a popular drink in Turkey. The finest grapes are chosen for Raki fermentation as well. Its hot and spicy taste goes well with many appetizers and even a few meat dishes.

Nurellari Winery, Berat

The most famous among the wineries in Berat, Albania is probably the Nurellari Winery. The rich red wines are produced along with white wines. It is also a family-owned winery and the hosts are very friendly. Even if you happen to drop by, on short notice for wine tasting, you can still have a very good experience. Although it is always good to book your slot beforehand. Some of the famous grape varieties used are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon. Montepulciano Merlot is the specialty of Nurellari. It produces five different types of wines, including Raki. It can be a great addition to your wine collection with an exotic touch. The red wines having a deep burgundy color go well with many meat dishes. The winery is in the South of Berat, in the Osumi valley irrigated by the Osumi River. You can laze around the valley for a while and expect to meet a few donkeys or goats on the way. The countryside is calm, and the people are very welcoming.

Cobo Winery

Berat is located beside the two hilly mountains: Mount Tomorr and Mount Shpirag. Cobo Winery is located facing Mount Tomorr. It is the oldest known and working winery in the area, dating back to the 1900s. Cobo is famous for Kashmer wine. It is made from three grape varieties: Cabernet, Shesh (Indigenous), and Merlot. Shesh grapes are produced in both white and black. Kallamet is another indigenous grape variety. Besides the white Kashmer wine, Cobo is also known for its red wine. “The Red of Berat” is a rich red wine, named as inspiration from Onufri. Argitis Onufri was an icon painter, from South Albania and Macedonia, and had red color often used in his paintings. Cobo winery lives up to its tradition and artistic strokes.

Luani Winery

Berat is located beside the two hilly mountains: Mount Tomorr and Mount Shpirag. Cobo Winery is located facing Mount Tomorr. It is the oldest known and working winery in the area, dating back to the 1900s. Cobo is famous for Kashmer wine. It is made from three grape varieties: Cabernet, Shesh (Indigenous), and Merlot. Shesh grapes are produced in both white and black. Kallamet is another indigenous grape variety. Besides the white Kashmer wine, Cobo is also known for its red wine. “The Red of Berat” is a rich red wine, named as inspiration from Onufri. Argitis Onufri was an icon painter, from South Albania and Macedonia, and had red color often used in his paintings. Cobo winery lives up to its tradition and artistic strokes.

Luani Winery

Luani is a comparatively modern winery, established in the 1960s. It uses many present-day techniques of fermentation to produce wine on a large scale. After the fall of communism, this winery is owned by the Berberi family that provides a glimpse into the future of winemaking in Albania. The winery tour is very good, and you can taste different types of wines. In conclusion, Berat is a city of many wonders and its wineries are worth a visit. Although you should always keep the tasting in check because most of the wines produced in Albania have 13-15 percent volume. The castles, old churches, and mosques along with a hilly terrain will make you fall in love with the city.

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Berat is a historical city known for its Mediterranean climate in Albania. The warm, dry, and slightly chilly weather is best suited for grape cultures. It is one of the finest wine- producing areas in Europe. The wonderful weather and the fertile soil give rise to an experience that you will remember for a lifetime.