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From Florence: Wine Making Experience and Gourmet Dinner

4.4 / 5

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From Florence: Wine Making Experience and Gourmet Dinner

From $139.56 per person

With this wine making and gourmet dinner experience, you will discover all the secrets of the production of wine and olive oil while visiting and dining at a boutique winery in the Chianti Wine region.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
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Experience

Highlights
  • Leave the city chaos and reach the fascinating Tuscan countryside in the Chianti Wine region
  • Play and create your wine own blend in a wine lab
  • Enjoy a delicious 4-course typical Tuscan dinner at a boutique winery
  • Taste 5 different Tuscan wines
  • Learn about the production of wine and olive oil from an expert
Full description
Wine and olive oil are at the center of Tuscan food and wine culture. There is no Tuscan recipe that doesn't include olive oil in its preparation and doesn't consider a specific wine to be paired with. On this winemaking and gourmet dinner experience, you will discover all the secrets of the production of wine and olive oil while visiting and dining at a boutique winery in the Chianti Wine region. After a 25 minute ride in a comfortable can you will arrive in the green rolling hills of the Chianti Wine Region, in the Tuscan countryside. Marvelous landscapes of vineyards and olive groves will surround you, while you reach the winery on top of a hill. Once there, a wine expert will welcome you and take you for the ancient cellar visit. The sommelier will explain the sophisticated techniques of winemaking and teach you to distinguish the different and various scents and flavors that each wine presents. A special winemaking experience, fun and educational for everyone, will help you understand how different varieties of pure wines (from Sangiovese, Canaiolo grapes, etc.) are blended to obtain the final complex wines, each one with a peculiar bouquet of scents and flavors. After the demonstration, you will become the enologist, creating your own personal wine blend. An incredible hands-on activity that will turn you into a real winemaker! You will then be served dinner, while you will learn the basics of pairing different wines with specific dishes. You will enjoy 4 different wines, including Chianti and Supertuscan from the estates. Plus, a sweet typical dessert wine. You will also taste the region's finest olive oil with typical unsalted Tuscan bread. The gourmet menu may change according to the season, but an example could be local charcuterie (cold-cuts like typical prosciutto – Tuscan ham – and salami) and a cheese selection, paired with different jams and balsamic vinegar, the first course with pasta and a main course made of a traditional meat dish. A Tuscan dessert is then served with local sweet wine. The friendly atmosphere of this Tuscan dinner will let you enjoy a relaxing break from the city chaos while learning interesting facts and secrets about the Tuscan food and wine culture and tasting some truly gourmet products.
Includes
  • Semi-private tour
  • Round-trip transportation from Florence
  • Guided visit of the winery cellars
  • Learn about the production of wine and olive oil from an expert
  • Winemaking experience - create your own personal wine blend
  • Tasting of 5 different Tuscan wines
  • Gourmet Tuscan dinner
  • Tasting of Tuscan olive oil
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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4.4 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
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The trip out to the winery was easy. So nice to see more of the Italian countryside. The winery itself was lovely. We enjoyed learning about the process of blending wines, as well as attempting our own blend. We also enjoyed the small group setting. Dinner was good - pairing wine with each course. However, there was some disconnect later in the meal - a great deal of time passed between courses with no explanation. Wine was poured well before the main course, with some in our group finishing the wine before the food appeared. No refill was offered in recognition of the significant delay. [We think there was some issue with transportation, but an explanation would have been nice.] Overall, the trip was nice.

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February 25, 2020

Fun, Awesome experience!

This tour was at a boutique winery, so it was small and intimate. Our guide was terrific, giving us just the right amount of information without getting technical to make it interesting. The wine blending was our favorite part! There were only 4 people in our group, my husband and I and another couple, so we made fast friends and it was so much fun to see how just a small difference in the blend could give such vast results. The dinner and wine pairings were wonderful and I highly recommend this tour!

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August 15, 2019

No, no NO!!! The food was a big disappointment. The whine tour was ok but the food was bad. 10 people had to split a total of 3 wine bottles during the whole dinner. Be prepared to go to McDonalds afterwards. Not worth the time or money.

September 12, 2019

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