Giving food and wine experiences and products is increasingly common, but this year represents an opportunity of even greater value: in addition to being certainly welcome, in fact, it also becomes a gesture of support for food and wine companies and local catering and hospitality facilities that have been particularly marked by the current exceptional situation.
But how to extricate yourself in this vast world and find the perfect solution for your loved ones? Help comes from the Strada del Vino e dei Sapori del Trentino which has dedicated a page of its website, www.tastetrentino.it/regalastradavinotrentino , to this very theme with Gift #Stradavinotrentino , where it has collected many proposals dividing them into four categories: baskets and gift packages, holiday proposals, gourmet proposals and, finally, taste experiences of companies from different territories, from Trento to Valsugana to Vigolana, from Piana Rotaliana to Vallagarina, from the Pinè plateau to Val di Cembra, without forgetting Val Rendena , Val di Ledro and Lake Garda.
For each of them, the different alternatives are indicated, with all the useful information and directions for booking . An area that is constantly updated with new opportunities offered by the members of the Association.
Fifteen taste experiences . At the A. Folletto di Pieve di Ledro it is possible to participate in a workshop to learn how to produce an artisan cream, flowers and soap or wild botanicals, with a moment of gathering the necessary herbs and flowers at the company's botanical garden. The organic farm, Biovegan Vallarom di Avio , on the other hand, offers a visit to the cellar and vineyard with tasting of four still wines of the company combined with as many dishes made with local excellence, while the nearby La Cadalora di Ala farm a guided tour with or without a walk in the vineyards and final tasting of four labels and the Vivallis di Nogaredo with final tasting of three wines.
In Mezzocorona , at the Donati Marco farm , a guided tour of the cellar is available, with a stop in the historic vineyard of Teroldego, in the underground cellar and final tasting of the most representative wines, and from Dorigati always in Mezzocorona a visit to the historic premises of production and aging is combined with a final tasting of six labels.
The Museum of Uses and Customs of the Trentino People of San Michele all'Adige suggests instead giving culture, such as an entrance to the museum spaces, or a bakery and taste education laboratory, to rediscover aromas, flavors and aromas that are part of the local food culture, through a supply chain path from grain to baked goods.
Also at the Maso Bergamini Farm in Cognola di Trento it is possible to participate in a company visit for two people among vineyards, cellar, chapel adjacent to the farm, with a final tasting of three wines accompanied by a traditional appetizer, while in Bosentino di Altopiano della Vigolana , at the Azienda Agricola and Didactic Farm Il Leprotto Leap the guided tour, at times theatrical, is aimed at discovering the farm animals, with tasting of company products, of the company and its crops and dedicated to families.
At the Locanda 2 Camini in Baselga di Pinè the experience proposal is linked to the cooking courses organized by Franca Merz, where it will be possible to learn how to create menus and understand the best combinations with wine, while you can discover the wines and the territory of Valle di Cembra with Caneve en festa - home edition , through a virtual tour among the most characteristic canevees of the historic center of Cembra where you will attend tastings with the producers, videos to discover the territory and music videos to accompany the tasting at home, from take place with the products sent against the purchase of the ticket.
Among the baskets and gift packs you can still find A. Folletto di Pieve di Ledro , with different proposals of natural cosmetics and liqueurs proposed for the purchase of which the discount Strada del Vino e dei Sapori del Trentino can also be used, but also the possibility of purchase a voucher at the Kobold Museum following a guided tour and tasting of liqueurs and syrups. Azienda Agricola Donati Marco di Mezzocorona also offers various gift packages, with the possibility of pairing the wines with extra virgin olive oil and grappas, both in the cellar and in the wine shop, such as at Stappo alla Regola and Enoteca Grado12 in Trento, and at Macelleria Paolazzi in Altavalle.
Farm and Educational Farm The Leap Hare of the Vigolana Plateau dedicates its gift packages to the most famous Christmas songs, with which you can buy preparations to flavor grappa or to prepare mulled wine but also vegetable soaps, jams, corn flour for polenta or processed such as mountain asparagus cream. Cenci Trentino di Castelnuovo offers gift packages with local wines, also combined with local gastronomic products.
The La Cadalora di Ala farm, on the other hand, offers packages with wines and useful gadgets, such as corkscrews, aprons and key rings, while the La Quadra di Drena farm offers tasty proposals with salami, cheeses, jams and company apple juice.
And again, the Maso Bergamini Farm in Cognola di Trento gives the opportunity to buy three-bottle packs of organic wines, such as Riesling Renano, Lagrein and Spumante Dolce Moscato Rosa, while the Cantina Sociale di Trento has thought of three variants of packages in wooden boxes, “Territorio Lusso”, “Natale DOC” and “Tradizione Trentina”, and the Birrificio degli Armanini in Castel Ivano, compositions of 2 or 4 bottles of their favorite beers, choosing from Garba, Werra, Fara and Biga.
Wine also for the Cantina Rotaliana di Mezzolombardo with gift boxes representing the wines of the territory, where Teroldego Rotaliano obviously stands out, in its various variations, but also Lagrein and Trentodoc, and for Cavit , with a wide range of proposals that they include a selection of wines also paired with gastronomic excellences, as does Cantine Monfort di Lavis , which combines its wines with products such as those of Carni and Salumi Troier, Pasticceria Bronzetti or panettone from Panificio Moderno.
Baskets that combine wines or beers with other productions, such as typical sweets or herbal teas, also available at the Green Grill - Info e Sapori di Grumes di Altavalle , while Molino Pellegrini in Riva del Garda focuses on corn and buckwheat flours and products from they are transformed into preparations for polenta, biscuits, pasta and soap, soups and risottos.
Salumificio Val Rendena di Vigo in Porte di Rendena offers a series of packages featuring local cured meats, served on elegant trays, cutting boards and wooden boxes and also combined with other products such as honey or corn flour, as well as the Rural Store di Agraria di Riva del Garda in whose baskets you can find the company's oil and wine but also taragna flour, venison salami, fregoloti cake, mixed mushrooms, and many other delights.
Finally, there are several gift packages elegantly proposed by the Enoteca Stappo alla Regola in Villazzano di Trento with selections of some of the most interesting productions of the territory, as well as those of Vivallis di Nogaredo , while Macelleria Zanotelli Gastronomia Pasticceria di Cembra Lisignago recommends baskets of products composed of excellence of its own production including cured meats, fresh products such as dumplings, sweets, jams and cheeses of member companies of the Trentino Wine and Flavors Road.
On the subject of holiday proposals , the Vallarom Farmhouse in Avio suggests a series of experiences including aperitifs, lunches, tastings, grills, dinners, wellness moments, guided tours, to be combined with a night in an agritur to build a holiday proposal tailored to your preferences of the guest. The B&B Alla Loggia dell'Imperatore in Levico Terme , on the other hand, offers three gift ideas for two people, namely "Night in suite", "Golden dream" and "Weekend in freedom", and the B&B Le Tre Chiavi di Isera offers "Vivisera" , with a one night stay combined with a dinner at the Locanda delle Tre Chiavi.
Four , to date, the gourmet proposals : one in Baselga di Pinè , at the Locanda 2 Camini , to be enjoyed on site or at home through a take-away service; two in Trento , both at the Ristorante al Vò , with two types of vouchers, of different values, including first course, second course, homemade dessert and glass of wine with, also in this case, the opportunity to take advantage of the delivery service ; finally, at the Locanda delle Tre Chiavi di Isera , which suggests the “Salvalocanda” voucher for two people, with a complimentary bottle of local wine.
There is therefore only the embarrassment of choice to give a different but highly engaging Christmas. All details, including information on shipping and home delivery opportunities, prices and duration of use of vouchers, on www.tastetrentino.it/regalastradavinotrentino.it