Our Tuscan wine tour is an exclusive food and wine tour touching some of the best and most renowned Tuscan cities and villages and include a full day harvesting sangiovese for the production of our award winning Chianti.
This is an exclusive wine tour, educational as well as fun. You will be hosted by one of our wine experts and be meeting and talking to winery owners and wine makers, you will not be entertained by marketing people, and visiting small wineries.
First day, Thursday
Please make your own flight arrangements to Florence.
Meet with the Italyabroad.com representative and board the bus and we’re off to the land of the wines. If you are looking for a place to stay the night before let us know and we will help you.
After everyone has arrived, we will drive to our base, a beautiful Tenuta, a gorgeous estate perched on a hill right in the middle of the Chianti area with stunning views over the throlling hills of Tuscany. The Tenuta is an ancient family farm that has been fully renovated. Lounge by the pool, sit on the patio, sip an espresso, or maybe a glass of rosso and enjoy your stay, this is everything you imagined Tuscany to be.
Benvenuti in Toscana, Welcome to Tuscany..
Visit, tasting and dinner
In the afternoon, after having checked in, we will have a wine tasting and then a dinner in a local restaurant not before having stopped for a proper aperitivo in a nearby village.
Friday - Chianti
Espresso, breakfast, and then get dirty in the vineyards and wines harvesting grapes and having lunch all together. In the evening, if you are not too tired after the day harvesting we will drive to a nearby village for an aperitivo and Tuscan dinner.
Saturday - Maremma
9:30 am and we’re off to taste some of the best wines from Maremma. We will be heading to two wineries and will have lunch all together. Fantastico!
Maremma has proved a wonderful place for grapes such as Viognier, Petit Verdot and Vermentino and we will taste them and a few more, with an explanation of the terroir, the vinification and we’ll have a vertical tasting of several vintages too. On the way back, we will stop in Siena where you’ll have some free time for a coffee in Piazza del Campo and shopping.
We’ve been busy for a few days eating and drinking and so tonight is a free evening for you to explore the local village
Sunday – Montalcino and Chianti Classico
After breakfast, we will head to Castelnuovo Berardenga, in the heart of the Chianti Classico area, where will be visiting an estate and taste their wines with an introduction about the characteristics of the wine, terroir and ageing process from the oenologist and will have lunch there. After lunch, we will enjoy a visit to the hilltop town of Montalcino which is really something to see, for more vino rosso and Tuscan food.
We have our final dinner tonight.
Monday - Off you go
We check out of the Tenuta and head off home, the tour is then finished.
We will drop people off at the train station in Florence late in the morning. We have left time here for delays, but please don’t cut it too close for flights and trains etc… The airport is about a 30 minute taxi from the city centre. You should book flights that leave after 7 pm
Price: The cost per person is £1100 based on double occupancy at the winery. This price includes all accommodation, visits and tastings at wineries, all meals except on the free night, all wines at meals, and local transport. Flights are not included.
If you are travelling by yourself there will be a single supplement of £250.
We will be taking a maximum of 10 people.
For more information or for a chat about our wine tours call 08452 69 4324 or email [email protected]
At Italyabroad.com we like to think that we discover and then import Italian gems from small, little known, yet dedicated, Italian producers. We then make them available to all our customers and by tasting them, you will embark on a fantastical journey through the real flavours of Italy. We love travelling the length of Italy looking for unknown producers and wine and food and bring back with us.