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Spend your day away from the crowds to experience firsthand why the Tuscan wine region is one of the most beautiful and renowned in the world. Relax while driving through the most beautiful scenarios Tuscany offers. Explore ancient villages, visit one or more local wineries, taste Chianti wines and amazing Tuscan olive oil.
Being a private tour, customize the itinerary to suit your level of interest in wine!
With your private car and driver, journey to the beautiful Tuscan countryside following the Chianti Wine Road that winds between olive groves, vineyards and rolling hills.
Stop in Greve in Chianti, the most important village of Chianti Classico. Birthplace of the famous Tuscan explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, the Tuscan who discovered the New York Harbor and had a bridge named after him.
There is a statue of Giovanni da Verrazzano here in the Piazza Matteotti, a gently sloping square hub of life in Greve. Around this square under the graceful porticoes you will see many local shops and wine stores. The famous butcher shop Falorni is here and it has been for 500 years!
Continuing the drive through amazing landscapes, you will pass the village of Panzano in Chianti with its Santa Maria Church dominating the valley, until you reach the area of San Donato, the heart of Chianti Classico countryside.
Stop at a hilltop winery for a visit followed by a wine tasting. After the visit, the day will proceed according to your needs: you can stop for lunch at some nice, good, local restaurant, where you will have the chance to enjoy a truly authentic and tasty Tuscan meal (not included).
Or you may choose to visit other wine estates, have some food there or simply continue exploring Tuscany and visit other villages like Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Monteriggioni, etc.
At the end of your day in Chianti visiting Tuscan wineries and ancient villages, after a relaxing drive your private driver will drop you off at your accommodation in Florence.
Is a wine tour/tasting included?
Yes, this tour includes one visit to a winery followed by wine tasting.
Additional wine tours/tastings may be scheduled as optional at the time of booking or decided directly with the driver on the day. In that case, the extra fee must be paid by clients directly to the winery.
What experiences do wineries offer?
Generally, you can choose between the following options:
– Simple wine tasting: Average price per person, Euro 15.00/20.00
Includes a wine (2/3 wines) and olive oil tasting. The perfect option if you are in the Tuscan wine country and want to have a taste of Chianti.
Duration approx 30/45 minutes.
– Wine tour/tasting: Average price per person, Euro 25.00/30.00
Visit the estate, learn about the winemaking process and have wine (3/4 wines) and olive oil tasting.
Duration approx. 1/1.5 hours.
– Wine tour/tasting with snacks: Average price per person, Euro 35.00/40.00
Visit the estate, discover the history and wine production of the area and then enjoy a wine tasting (3/4 wines), olive oil, and balsamic vinegar paired with local snacks.
Taste wines paired with typical products of the region like cold cuts, cheese, salami, prosciutto (cured ham) and bruschetta.
Duration approx. 1.5/2 hours.
– Wine tour/tasting and light lunch: Average price per person, Euro 50.00/65.00
Visit the estate, learn about the history and wine production process of Chianti wine. Enjoy a light lunch and learn to pair wine with food.
The most complete experience to deeper immerse in the local wine & food culture.
Duration approx. 2.5/3 hours.
Please note: wineries offers a limited menu, not comparable in terms of choice to a traditional restaurant. The above details are to give an idea of the options so you may choose the most suitable for you.
The duration of the visit, number of the wines you will taste, snacks, menu for the lunch may vary depending on the winery and season.
Each of the listed options is payable directly on site on the day, by credit card or cash.
Do we taste white wines?
The tour includes a winery located in Chianti Classico, famous for red wines primarily made with Sangiovese grapes.
As a plus, depending on the time of the year and production you may have the chance to also taste some rosé or white wine. If your main interest is in white wine, let us know so we can arrange an itinerary in a different area.
What is the drinking age in Italy?
The legal drinking age in Italy is 16 years old. However, to be honest the law is rarely enforced and it’s socially accepted to taste wine as long as you are with your parents or in a party with older people.
Can I buy/ship wine/olive oil?
Yes. You can buy wine and/or ship it home. Make sure you know your country’s rules of taking wine back home – every country has different rules.
You may find additional info on our FAQs page, in the Private Tours section.
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