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Durrachium Wine Tour from Tirana

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Duration

7 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

16 people

Category

Multiactivity

Overview

The Durrachium wine tour begins with a one-hour drive to Eminas village where you will be visiting Kokomani Winery. Kokomani Winery is located in the hilly area of central Albania, in the village of Eminas i Vogël. The region where the winery is situated cultivates the well-known”Shesh” variety, an autochthonous wine that comes in two types: White Shesh and Black Shesh.

Durres Wine Tour

These varieties are distinguished for their fragrances and aromas rooted in centuries-old Albanian traditions of vineyard cultivation and wine production. The owner of Kokomani Winery has worked for 15 years in some of the most prestigious wineries of Tuscany before coming back to Albania and opening its own. About the Kokomani winery:

The winery produces three types of high-quality wines such as Shesh i Bardhë (White Grape), Shesh i zi (Red Grape), and Saint Mhill where each production process has to meet high standards of bottling and packaging. The winery has received a number of accolades at local fairs organized by the Albanian Ministry of Agriculture.

Durrachium Wine Tour and Food

Lunch at Gjipali AgroTourism FarmAgriturizem Gjepali was founded in 2019 by the renowned Albanian Chef Fundim Gjipali who worked in some of the best restaurants of Rome before opening his own agritourism farm in Gjipalaj village. When arriving at the property you will be welcomed by a typical Tuscan style villa, influenced by Fundim’s experience in Italy.

The focus of the Farm is on the countryside, its traditional dishes and local ingredients sourced not more than 10 km around the farm. The restaurant offers a set menu including specialties like pastries prepared with milk, homemade meatballs, slow oven-cooked veal ribs, fresh homemade feta-like cheese, lamb baked in yogurt, and a cake-like dessert called “revani” made with plum juice, accompanied by fresh green salads and local olives.

Duka Winery

After lunch we travel to Duka Winery for wine tasting will take us about one hour of drive to reach the winery set on a hilltop overlooking Green Lake. The vineyard started in 2004 by Mr. Enver Duka, a well-known agronomist in Albania. His sons continued with the modernization of the vinery that was completed in 2008. The setting of the winery nestled amidst the Green Lake and the terraced hills in a 5.5 ha area creates a nice and cozy atmosphere, the proud work of Mr. Duka who has a great experience in winemaking and raki production.

Currently, DUKA Winery offers red wines such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Tempranillo, bottled under the Vila DUKA trademark.DUKA Tempranillo is a violet ruby-hued dense wine with elegant and complex aromas from blueberries, raspberries, spices, and violet. The wine is dry, rich, full-bodied, and balanced.

DUKA Merlot is a bright, deep ruby, dense wine, with a variety of aromas from the red apples, blackberries, and blueberries, dry, tannic, pleasant, and persistent.DUKA Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep ruby with complex aromas from plums, raspberries, and violets. Dry and fresh taste, quite tannic, full-bodied, and persistent.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Taste high-quality wines from the Durrës region
  • Sample amazing local specialities at an agritourism farm
  • Explore the villages of Durres and picturesque vineyards
  • Learn about the history of these wineries and agritourism farms

Itinerary

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Itinerary

Your Durrachium wine day tour starts from Tirana at around 10:00 am.
The tour begins with a one-hour drive to Eminas village where you will be visiting Kokomani Winery.
The region where the winery is situated cultivates the well-known"Shesh" variety, an autochthonous wine that comes in two types: White Shesh and Black Shesh.

These varieties are distinguished for their fragrances and aromas rooted in centuries-old Albanian traditions of vineyard cultivation and wine production.
The owner of Kokomani Winery has worked for 15 years in some of the most prestigious wineries of Tuscany before coming back to Albania and opening its own.

About the Kokomani winery: The winery produces three types of high-quality wines such as Shesh i Bardhë (White Grape), Shesh i zi (Red Grape), and Saint Mhill where each production process has to meet high standards of bottling and packaging. The winery has received a number of accolades at local fairs organized by the Albanian Ministry of Agriculture.

After this wonderful wine tasting visit at Kokomani Winery, we head to Gjipali Agritourism Farm for lunch.

Lunch at Gjipali AgroTourism Farm Agriturizem.

Gjepali was founded in 2019 by the renowned Albanian Chef Fundim Gjipali who worked in some of the best restaurants of Rome before opening his own agritourism farm in Gjipalaj village.

When arriving at the property you will be welcomed by a typical Tuscan style villa, influenced by Fundim's experience in Italy.
The focus of the Farm is on the countryside, its traditional dishes and local ingredients sourced not more than 10 km around the farm.

The restaurant offers a set menu including specialties like pastries prepared with milk, homemade meatballs, slow oven-cooked veal ribs, fresh homemade feta-like cheese, lamb baked in yogurt, and a cake-like dessert called “revani” made with plum juice, accompanied by fresh green salads and local olives.

After lunch we travel to Duka Winery for wine tasting will take us about one hour of drive to reach the winery set on a hilltop overlooking Green Lake.

The vineyard started in 2004 by Mr. Enver Duka, a well-known agronomist in Albania. His sons continued with the modernisation of the vinery that was completed in 2008.

The setting of the winery nestled amidst the Green Lake and the terraced hills in a 5.5 ha area creates a nice and cozy atmosphere, the proud work of Mr. Duka who has a great experience in winemaking and raki production.

Currently, DUKA Winery offers red wines such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Tempranillo, bottled under Vila DUKA trademark.

DUKA Tempranillo is a violet ruby-hued dense wine with elegant and complex aromas from blueberries, raspberries, spices, and violet.

The wine is dry, rich, full-bodied, and balanced.DUKA Merlot is a bright, deep ruby, dense wine, with a variety of aromas from the red apples, blackberries, and blueberries, dry, tannic, pleasant, and persistent.

DUKA Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep ruby with complex aromas from plums, raspberries, and violets. Dry and fresh taste, quite tannic, full-bodied, and persistent.

After the visit to Duka Winery, we drive to Tirana.

Details

Departure Point/How do customers get to the activity?

They can choose where we pick them up from certain areas or a list of places.

Describe the meeting point.
We can pick you up from your hotel

Or we can pick you up at Scanderbeg Square in front of the National History Museum

Departure Time: 10:00 AM

Return Details/ Drop-off
Same as the start point. We can drop you off at your hotel.

We can drop you off as well at Scanderbeg Square.

Times:
start time: 10:00
end time: 17:00
duration: 7 hours

Included/Excluded

  • Private Car
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch at an agritourism farm
  • Wine tasting of two wineries
  • Gratuities
  • Everything else not mentioned in the inclusions

Experience

Food and Drinks

Durations

7 hours

Tour's Location

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