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Premium wine tours to Tuscany from Florence, Italy

 

Wine tours from Florence

Discover the delicious wines of Tuscany on Grape Tours' 9 different day trips:

1 SIGNATURE tour - a Grape Tours' bestseller, educational for enthusiastic wine lovers.

4 CLASSIC tours - fun with traditional wines & food for curious wine lovers.

4 ELITE tours - in-depth semi-private with special wineries & gourmet food for cultured wine lovers.

Grape Tours in Florence is run by a bunch of Italian wine lovers.

Our premium guided wine tours have reached more than 3K 5-star online user reviews, and we've served more than 50K wine lovers since we started 15 yrs ago.

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Hereunder you can browse our different wine tours and pick the best experience for you.

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The meeting point in central Florence is at our OFFICEa nice space with wi-fi & bathrooms. Finally, you can collect wine on your tour and SHIP your bottles home from our office.

 
Dario Cecchini in Panzano in Chianti

Grape Tours' SIGNATURE tour

SUPER CHIANTI - All year (reduced frequency in winter)

Super Chianti is an amazing day trip that takes you from Florence into the super picturesque and delicious Chianti & Chianti Classico regions. Start the day off at an old Tuscan farmhouse and learn about the grape-to-bottle process.

Taste 4 beautiful wines accompanied by fresh olive oil and cheeses made at the winery's dairy.

Next stop is in Panzano in Chianti at the notorious butcher Dario Cecchini. Enjoy a delicious lunch featuring four meat dishes and the famous Bistecca Fiorentina.

After lunch, continue to the next winery where you will be hosted and learn about the traditions of the oldest wine region of the world! Several glasses later, you’ll have the opportunity to walk about in Greve in Chianti before heading back to Florence.

Days      Monday-Saturday

Time      Start at 9 or 10 am - approx 8 hrs

Size       Max 8 pp

Price      175  

Grape Tours Tuscan Wine Time winery tour

Grape CLASSICS

WINE TIME - All year (reduced frequency in winter)

Wine Time is a well-paced wine tour that takes you to Chianti Montespertoli, one of Chianti’s smaller sub-regions. It’s a great tour to start discovering Tuscany’s wines, or if your time in Florence is limited as you can still fit in other activities in the afternoon.

Enjoy a beautiful ride into the wine country and learn from our knowledgeable Grape guide. We visit 3 family-owned wineries of which one’s a castle, another is a noble family farm and the last is small and artisanal. Tour the cellars and learn different aspects of Tuscan winemaking. Taste at least 10 different wines during the day and enjoy a farm-to-table typical Tuscan lunch at the third winery.

Days      Every day

Time      Start at 9.30 am - approx 6 hrs

Size       Max 8 pp

Price      125  

Corzano & Paterno's master cheese maker with the Buccia di Rospo cheese

Grape CLASSICS

CHIANTI & CHEESE - from March to October

Chianti & Cheese is the wine tour for you if you enjoy experiencing a scenic wine region with small organic wineries and the flavours of the produce of the land. You’ll taste 4 different wines at 3 different wineries.

The first specializes in making exquisite organic Chianti Classico wines. Learn all about the Sangiovese grape variety, but also taste other local varietals.

Lunch at the second winery is freshly prepared from the many farm products. Enjoy organic vegetables right from the garden, homemade salami, pasta made from wholegrain and 4 different natural wines.

Then we visit the third winery that also has a famed dairy which we’ll visit to learn about the Tuscan Pecorino cheese making. The third winery tasting session will be paired with 4 kinds of cheese.

Sorry, suspended until 2021

Days      Monday-Friday

Time      Start at 10 am - total 7 hrs

Size       Max 8 pp

Price      155  

Twiligh wine tour Grape Tours from Forence

Grape CLASSICS

TWILIGHT - from May to September

Twilight is an afternoon wine tour that we run in the warmer summer months where we can take advantage of the longer days and soothing evening temperatures. We’ll visit two Chianti wineries where we will have a chance to soak in the beautiful Tuscan countryside.

At the first winery, we’ll tour the vineyards and learn about the grapes that make award-winning Tuscan wines. Enjoy generous pours of great wines and sample the local extra virgin olive oil.

A short ride later we land at the second winery and it’ll be almost dinner time. A freshly prepared Tuscan meal will follow after a brief introduction to this organic winery that will serve up mixed appetizers, homemade pasta, and dessert. All accompanied by 4 organic wines made from different local grape varieties.

Days      Monday-Friday

Time      Start at 4 pm - approx 5 hrs

Size       Max 8 pp

Price      115  

Carmignano wine tour with Grape Tours from Florence

Grape CLASSICS

MEDICI WINES & VILLAS - from April to October

Carmignano is the name of Tuscany’s smallest and possibly oldest wine region.

The Medici family set its footprint in the region building several majestic Renaissance villas and allegedly introduced Cabernet.

On our trip, the first family-owned winery is biodynamic and makes delectable wines. We’ll learn about organic viticulture and hear stories about the local traditions.

The second family-owned winery is the largest of the region, yet still organic and makes many different wines. We’ll have a tasty wine-pairing lunch. Then we’ll visit the impressive historical cellars and learn about Vin Santo. The olive press is also super interesting to understand how great olive oil is made in Tuscany.

Finally, we’ll stop at the majestic Poggio a Caiano Medici villa for a stroll around the gardens.

Days      Saturdays

Time      Start at 10 am - approx 8 hrs

Size       Max 8 pp

Price      175  

Panzano in Chiani on a Tuscan Wine Tour with Grape Tours

ELITE - Extraordinary Grape Experience

CLASSICO GRAND CRU - from April - October

Chianti Classico is a great wine region located close to Florence. It offers not just traditional wines, but also great Super Tuscans. On this day, we’ll visit 3 wineries that are special for their winemaking approach makers of world-class wines.

At the first winery, you’ll learn about the meticulous process and the care that is taken in making these wines, you’ll taste some rare and exclusive bottles.

The second winery ages its wines underneath an ancient church overlooking the valley of Panzano. The tasting is inside the villa of the notorious owner and completely private to our group of wine lovers.

At one of our favorite countryside restaurants, we will sample different appetizers, homemade pasta, and end with a delicious dessert. The wines will be from this geographic subregion so you may taste the different cru of Chianti Classico.

In the afternoon we’ll stop at a small organic winery, producer of top wines.

Days      Monday & Thursday

Time      Start at 9 am - approx 9 hrs

Size       Max 6 pp

Price      € 275  

Brunello di Montalcino at Le Chiuse on a wine tour with Grape Tours

ELITE - Extraordinary Grape Experience

BRUNELLO di MONTALCINO - from April - October

Montalcino is Italy’s most prominent wine region where the Sangiovese grape after 5 years of aging turns into Brunello. Visit 3 top wineries with us during this day touring the various parts of Montalcino, all three family-owned and passionate about sharing their region and wines with us.  

At the first historical winery on the north side of Montalcino, we’ll learn about the specific conditions of Montalcino that allows this small area to make such a fine and age-worthy wine. Visit the historical cellars and proceed inside the castle to enjoy 3 wines amongst which a Brunello vintage.

The second winery overlooks the 10th-century Sant’Antimo Abbey. We’ll sit down to a fabulous 4-course home-cooked lunch of local specialties, combined with at least 4 different wines amongst which the rare Riserva.

After lunch, we’ll shortly stretch our legs in Montalcino village and then proceed to the last and smallest winery, producer of super elegant Brunello from completely organic grapes.

Days      Tuesdays

Time      Start at 9 am - approx 9 hrs

Size       Max 6 pp

Price      € 275  

View over San Gimignano on a wine tour with Grape Tours

ELITE - Extraordinary Grape Experience

TOWERS of SAN GIMIGNANO - from April - October

On Wednesdays, you have the chance to visit wineries in two adjacent regions, San Gimignano and Chianti Classico.

The medieval towers of San Gimignano alone are a view to behold. This is Tuscany’s only well known white wine region.

We’ll visit an organic winery that has a production of the finest whites of the region from young and fresh to structured whites. After a visit to the vineyards, we'll taste a variety of whites together with delicious appetizers.

Stretch your legs in San Gimignano before heading towards Chianti Classico where we will stop at an old hamlet turned winery with a lovely restaurant.

After a divine tasting menu served with the winery’s own wines, we will head to the third winery. It’s an old fairytale-like castle, family-owned and with an organic wine production dedicated to native grape varieties. We’ll visit the old historical cellars, hear the stories of the castle and taste wines like nobility!

Sorry, suspended until 2021

Days      Wednesdays

Time      Start at 9 am - approx 9 hrs

Size       Max 6 pp

Price      € 275 

Winecountry in Montepulciano on a tour with Grape Tours

ELITE - Extraordinary Grape Experience

NOBILE di MONTEPULCIANO - from April - October

The Montepulciano wine region is the other excellence of southern Tuscany. The village Montepulciano lies majestically on the top and lends its name to the Vino Nobile. 

We’ll start the day in one of Montepulciano’s modern wineries, with stunning views over the valleys. We'll learn about the process and enjoy a private wine tasting.

Our second stop will be at a small family restaurant in a medieval hamlet and here we will enjoy a delicious 3-course gourmet lunch.

We drive to Montepulciano village so you can enjoy a short walk in the cobblestoned alleys, after which we will head to one of Montepulciano’s most notorious wineries for another wine tour and delightful sit-down tasting.

Sorry, suspended until 2021

Days      Fridays

Time      Start at 9 am - approx 9 hrs

Size       Max 6 pp

Price      € 275  

 
 

EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE TOURS

Request a customised all-inclusive wine tour experience guided by one of our Grape specialist guides. Available upon request - choose between half-day & full-day.

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Half-day guided private tour

Choose to experience 2 wineries with our Grape guide in the vicinity of Florence, or you could choose to visit one winery and an olive mill.

Pierre Gouttenoire of Grape Tours

Full-day guided private tour

Visit 2 to 3 great wineries with our best Grape guide in a region of your interest. Chianti Classico, Montalcino, Montepulciano, San Gimignano, Carmignano, Bolgheri...

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4-day all-inclusive wine trip

Stay in a beautiful winery for 4 nights on a Tuscan hilltop and visit 4 different wine regions around Tuscany, visit Siena and San Gimignano, all wine tastings and lunches included.

 

Who's Grape?

Rebecca Christophersen

Gouttenoire

is the founder of Grape Tours in Italy.

Rebecca is an Italian Wine Scholar. On a day to day basis she's back-office, runs the occasional day trip, takes lots of photos, and runs the Grapetrotters Journeys in Italy.

The wine tours are guided by a bunch of professional funloving wine lovers without whom Grape Tours could never have reached more than 3K 5-star online reviews and served more than 50K wine travelers over the years.

More about Grape Tours!

 

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All tours meet at the Grape Tours office in Florence: Via dei Renai 19 / 23R

If you are staying outside of the city, you can meet some of the tours in Galluzzo

(please see which ones have this option on each individual tour page)

Ask a Grape Question: tuscanwinetours@gmail.com

Grape phone number (unless urgent, we prefer you shoot us an email): +393337229716

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MAY & JUNE 2021

5 days

Tour 3 amazing undiscovered regions in central Italy, starting from Florence in Tuscany. Many different styles of wines, native grape varieties and great food. 

SEPTEMBER 2021

4 days

Discover the key regions of Piemonte with an Italian Wine Scholar; Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero & Dogliani.

SEPTEMBER 2021

5 days

Northeastern Italy like you've never experienced it before. With cofounder Italian Wine Scholar Rebecca in a small group of max 8 and lots great wine & food.

OCTOBER 2021

7 days

Sicily from West to East - 7 days of absolute wine bliss and any Italian wine lover's absolute dream trip! With Grape Tours' cofounder and Italian Wine Sholar, Rebecca.

 

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View over Panzano in Chianti

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