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Tuscan Wines

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  • Duration: 6 days

Whether you are a budding sommelier or just want to know more about Tuscan wines, this tour is for you! The wines of Tuscany were made for passionate oenophiles and curious travelers alike.
During this tour you will taste different Tuscan wines, from the most famous Brunello di Montalcino to less famous but no less interesting wines. The tour is both a scenic visit of Tuscany’s hilltowns and beautiful countryside, and an investigation into wine, wine-making techniques, and local traditions.

When setting up this tour I thought about the best way to immerse you in the world of wine without however making it too heavy or boring. My solution was to include plenty of trips to nearby towns: Pienza, San Quirico, Montepulciano, gorgeous Siena and splendid Florence. Every side-trip will include a visit to local wineries and a tasting of their wines: Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello Riserva, Moscadello, Vino Nobile, Chianti Classico and Riserva, as well as different blends and of course a taste of the “fire water” known as grappa.

Wine, fun and Tuscany… sounds like a match made in heaven!

1 DAY – Brunello di Montalcino, Brunello Riserva, Rosso di Montalcino, Moscadello, Vin Santo ǀ MONTALCINO You will be shown the entire process of wine-making, from the vineyard, to harvesting the grapes, initiating the primary processing, fermentation, vinification, and eventually aging and packaging. After that, you get to taste! You will be offered 2 different vintages of Brunello di Montalcino, a younger Rosso di Montalcino, and some blends produced by the winery. Read more
2 DAY – Orcia DOC Wines ǀ PIENZA Private visit of a winery producing the well-known “Orcia” denomination wines. Just a few steps from the winery is the lovely small town of San Quirico Val d’Orcia. Afterwards we will continue to the “ideal” Renaissance town of Pienza. Read more
3 DAY – Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Rosso di Montepulciano, Tuscan Merlot & Chardonnay ǀ MONTEPULCIANO We will head off to learn all about the famous wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Visit the renowned cellar of Contucci and do a tasting of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. We’ll take you on a walk around Montepulciano, an ancient town perched more than 600 m on a hill overlooking the valley below.Lunch with wine tasting at the Avignonesi winery. Read more
4 DAY – Chianti Classico & Chianti Riserva ǀ SIENA Amazing Siena. Artists have made it their muse, celebrities admire its beauty, and philosophers contemplate the nature of life of history. You will too as you gaze out onto the striking Piazza del Campo and enjoy a taste of their local cuisine. It truly is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with unique traditions and stories, so no visit to Tuscany is complete without a visit. Read more
5 DAY – Florence Florence has been the inspiration and love of so many writers, artists and poets, who depicted it in their works. It gave the world Michelangelo, Dante, Botticcelli, the composer Jean-Baptiste Lully, the fashion designers Roberto Cavalli and Salvatore Ferragamo, the painter Modigliani, etc... Read more
6 DAY – RELAX For the last day of our tour, I”ll let you decide. Read more
PRIVATE TOUR PRICES: (price is per person for 6-night tour) Type No. of people in group:
2 4-6 7- 8
Lovely B&B rooms in the historical center of Montalcino Double
Agriturismo/villa with swimming pool Double
 TOUR INCLUDES: Accommodation for 6 nights, based on your choice of room type; all breakfasts (if you have special requests please let us know, since Italian breakfast is basically bread and/or pastries with coffee or tea and yogurt); all lunches, including a glass of wine in typical restaurants - We like to choose places that don’t cater to tourists and that have excellent food; 7 private winery visits with tasting (you will taste 3-5 different wines at each winery) plus other tastings, as per the program; guided tour of Siena, including entrance to the Duomo & the city hall tower; guided tour of Florence, including entrance to 2 museums; airport transfer from either Rome or Florence to Montalcino and back; all transfers with accompanying English-speaker living in Tuscany.
ADDITIONAL INFO: If you have already done a wine tasting in the region, please let us know with whom so we can avoid repetition. We prefer small, non-commercial wineries to make sure you have a special experience. The itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to suit your particular interests or the time of year. Just let us know what you would like and we will do our best to accommodate you. p.s. Should your trip coincide with any special local festivities, like a jazz or wine fest, or an opera or concert, I will let you know in advance in case you would like to include that in your tour.