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 from Florence.
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 ;)
But you can also customize your tour with any specific request (winery or restaurant). Please get in touch with your ideas, and we'll send you a quote.
Wineries: Around 350
Total square hectares: Around 7000
Total production: Around 50 MM bottles
There are signs of viticulture going back to the Etruscans (3000 yrs ago).
Chianti Classico was one of the first wine regions to be regulated back in 1716.
The main grape variety is the red Sangiovese, but there are also many other native grapes (Canaiolo, Colorino, Malvasia Nera, etc) and international grapes that were planted since the 70'ies such as Cabernets, Merlot, Syrah...
White grapes are Trebbiano & Malvasia Bianca.
The region is home to Chianti Classico DOCG (including Riserva and Gran Selezione) and also to delicious sweet Vin Santo wines. Super Tuscans are also common (Montevertine, Flaccianello, Tignanello, Solaia...)