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Total Immersion Wine Tour in Chianti

1. Total Immersion Wine Tour in Chianti

All the guests will be welcomed at the estate and brought to the roof of the cellar to see the most breathtaking views of the rolling hills at 600 meters above sea level. Here one of the passionate members of the team will provide an introduction to a history of the estate and a small general explanation of what guests will see and what they will be doing in the next one and a half hours of their time. Clients will be able to visit one of the vineyards followed by an explanation of the working process and of organic agriculture with some additional biodynamic techniqes that are often used and practised at the estate. If the weather permits, guests would be offered a glass of sparkling wine or a fresh wine of their choice at the small adjecent terrace built under an oak tree.  The tour will then take everyone to a visit through the gardens of the villa and include a visit of the vegetable garden. The cellar is the next stop, where detailed explanation follows about the harvest and selection of the grapes during the harvest, fermantation, and further aging of the wines. Each step of the viniticulture process is explained in great detail and guests would learn a lot of new and exciting things about how to make wines in the Chianti Classico area. The last stop is a tasting room, where guests will be able to try all 5 products of the estate with the selection of various local cured meats and/or cheeses with bread and olive oil. Guests will also learn particular details about the history of each wine, will learn how to smell and taste it, and what to look for when opening a new bottle of wine. The last exciting detail is the grappa, for those who would like to learn about its production and unique and delicate taste.

Florence: Siena, Pisa, and San Gimignano Day Trip with Wine

2. Florence: Siena, Pisa, and San Gimignano Day Trip with Wine

Boarding your air-conditioned coach in Florence, you will meet your tour leader who will stay with your group for the duration of your day trip. As you journey through the rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves of the Chianti region, they will tell you what to look out for in each new town. Your first stop will be the medieval town of Siena, where the Palio horse race has been held twice a year since the 17th century. When you arrive in Siena you will have free time to explore the red-bricked city and admire the magnificent Duomo di Siena which stands out with its white and greenish-black marble facade. Back aboard your coach, you will spot the iconic tower houses of San Gimignano on the skyline from miles away. This Medieval walled town will be yours to explore, as you wander back in time along the narrow streets, being able to ask your tour leader where to find the best gelato. After enough free time to explore and take pictures, rejoin the group for your complimentary glass of Chianti wine and some nibbles. The coach will then return you to Florence. Hop back on your coach and enjoy a transfer to Pisa. Here you will have free time at the Piazza Dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles) to take pictures in front of the infamous Leaning Tower of Pisa. You will also have time to explore the lesser-known Duomo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Baptistery, before your driver returns you to Florence

Siena: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

3. Siena: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic regional pasta recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test.  Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Taste everything you have prepared with a selection of red and white local wines.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 18 reviews

We enjoyed the whole experience. We booked this wine tasting in winter, probably not the ideal season cos the weather is so unpredictable and the vineyard is not in its full bloom but despite that we had fun learning about the history, the process and the wine tasting itself. Our guide/host Ilaria is very warm, welcoming and very knowledgable. She considered us, being beginners, during the whole tour, so she explained the basics and everything in layman’s term. It was a very interesting and wonderful experience. We learned a lot and ordered a few wines to take home cos they tasted that good.

Good value for money. The guide spoke good English, and explained their vision and wine making process very well. We were able to taste a lot of different wines with a platter of cheese/cold cuts

Beautiful vineyard and the tour was excellent. Francesco was very professional and had a lot of knowledge about the area and the wines of the region. You can ask him anything! Highly recommend

We had a great experience at this winery. The place is beautiful and cozy. The wines are lovely. We'd certainly recommend it to anyone.

Buena experiencia si estás por Chianti, la degustación increíble, salimos de allí con 2 botellas. Muy recomendado.