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Private Bolgheri wine tour

Itinerary


Bolgheri is a modern winemaking region on the coast of Tuscany, around 2 hrs drive from Florence. An early start is required but most of the road is highway, so you can sit back and relax. We'll choose two of our favorite wineries for you to visit during the day. At this point I better point out that neither Sassicaia nor Ornellaia are on this list. The former no longer accepts visitors, and the latter comes at a premium price and must be scheduled well in advance. Having said that, our favorites are fantastic smaller wineries that produce great wines and where the experience is more intimate and less commercial. We'll drive through the region and stop in either Bolgheri village or Castagneto Carducci. Our first visit will be at an organic producer with lovely views over the region. We'll learn about the specific soils and climatic conditions that render this area similar to Bordeaux. We'll taste different wines representative of the modern and soft style of Bolgheri. Lunch will be in a countryside restaurant and will feature the typical dishes of the region, with a nice bottle of wine. In the afternoon, we'll visit a second winery located in a different area of Bolgheri and do a second tasting overlooking the vineyards.




Highlights


● Guided 9 hr excursion by our English speaking expert Grape Guide! ● Visit 2 exquisite wineries with tours of vineyards & cellars. ● Tasting of some of Tuscany's best olive oils ● 3-course delicious lunch at a countryside restaurant. ● Stop in Bolgheri village or Castagneto Carducci




Price & tour info


Prices are in Euro, are per person, and are all-inclusive of: ● Guided roundtrip escorted by Grape Tours wine expert ● 2 winery visits with tastings of Grape Tours' choice ● Delicious farm-to-table style lunch at a winery, or at a local restaurant. Full-day (8-9 hrs) from Florence for a min. of 2 people and a max of 8 with the following prices: 2 people: €525,00 per person 3 people: €375,00 per person
4 people: €325,00 per person 5 people: €300,00 per person
6 people: €275,00 per person 7 people: €250,00 per person 8 people: €225,00 per person





Private tours are exclusively run for the party of people who have booked. No group-ups will occur. The Grape Tours' private tours are fully escorted and include the roundtrip.

We accept group sizes from 2 to 8 people.

In the all-inclusive private tours, 2 winery visits of our choice are included with tastings and a typical Tuscan lunch. We base our choices on what we believe are the best places to experience, and we're quite picky!

You can customize your tour with any specific request (winery or restaurant). Please get in touch with your ideas, and we'll send you a quote.

BOLGHERI

Wineries: Around 55

Total square hectares: Around 1150

Total production: Around 5 MM bottles

Bolgheri was not a wine-land until the soils got drained and some innovative thinkers started to plant vines. Since Sangiovese wasn't best suited to the area, the experiment of planting Bordeaux varieties happened. The first wine and vintage to put the area on the map was the 1968 Sassicaia - the bottled as a table wine.

Bolgheri is an opposit area of Tuscany. Only around 1% of the region is planted with the Tuscan Sangiovese grape. The grapes grown are mainly Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot & Syrah. For the whites, mainly Vermentino & Viognier.

The Bolgheri DOC was introduced as a consequence of the success of the region in producing high-quality wines. The Superiore version is usually the top wine of a winery, except of Sassicaia who exceptionally got a DOC all for itself and in use exclusively of the Tenuta San Guido winery.

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