Highlights● Guided 7 hr excursion by our English speaking expert Grape Guide! ● Visit 2 wine regions: Chianti & Chianti Classico (with tastings of Chianti, Chianti Classico, Riserva and Super Tuscans) ● Visit 2 exquisite wineries with tours of vineyards & cellars. ● Tasting of some of Tuscany's best olive oils & cheeses. ● Lunch at the famous butcher Dario Cecchini with a sampling of meats & Bistecca!
Itinerary Super ChiantiSuper Chianti is an amazing day trip that takes you from Florence into the super picturesque and delicious Chianti & Chianti Classico regions. We meet at the Grape Tours office where you will check in and get ready for the tour. After just half an hour's ride, we reach the beautiful Chianti region and kick off the day at an old Tuscan farmhouse winery and learn about the grape-to-bottle process. Once we've covered every aspect of the winemaking, we sit down to taste 4 beautiful wines accompanied by fresh olive oil and sheep's milk cheeses made at the winery's own dairy farm. Our next stop is in Panzano in Chianti at the notorious butcher Dario Cecchini. We'll enjoy a delicious lunch featuring four meat dishes inspired by Dario's family recipes and a taste of the famous Bistecca alla Fiorentina. After lunch, continue to the next winery where we will be treated to a private tour and learn about the traditions of the oldest wine region of the world!
Price & Tour InfoPrice: from €195 per person (all-inclusive, yet you're always welcome to tip your guide) Time of departure: 10 am (when a 10 am tour is full and if we can, we will start a second tour at 9 am) Meeting point: Grape Tours office in Via dei Renai 19, Florence. Possibility of pick-up outside Florence (Galluzzo) available: YES Total time: Around 7 hrs When: From Mondays through Saturdays Size: min 3 - 8 pp (if the tour doesn't reach min number of participants we will contact you with alternatives) Distance: 45 mins approx Min age to participate: 16 yrs Allergy-friendly? Yes, make sure to mention to your guide. Wines tasted: Mainly reds.
Private tours are exclusively for the party of people who have booked.
No group-ups will occur.
Grape Tours' private tours are fully escorted and include the roundtrip from Florence.
Private tours are ideal for groups of 2 to 8 people.
In our all-inclusive private tours, 2 winery visits are included with tastings and a typical Tuscan lunch.
Our choice of wineries is based on two decades of experience. We love to support family-run wineries, and organic or sustainable farms.
Wineries: Around 10
Appellation: Toscana IGT
That the climate is changing and the wine industry with it is no myth. In Tuscany's northern highlands viticulture has recently set its roots, and in recent years small farmers (along with the historical wine family Frescobaldi) have planted vineyards in the region. With plenty of space, the best plots are now planted with vines. So if Bolgheri is Tuscany's Bordeaux, Mugello is its Burgundy!
At an average altitude of 300 meters above sea level, here Burgundian varieties thrive; Pinot Noir & Chardonnay. Riesling has also been planted with good results.
The wineries in Mugello are quite small and most practice organic growing. The region is becoming especially famous for its great Pinot Noirs. Even though the grape variety is French, there is a specific Tuscan touch to these grapes that we can't wait to discover with you!