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.
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
Wineries: Around 200
Total square hectares: Around 2000
Total production: Around 10 MM bottles
Traces of Etruscans are also found in Montalcino, but the wine only reached it first recognition when Biondi-Santi "invented" it in the late 18 hundreds. When the region got its DOC in the late 60'ies, the wineries could be counted on 2 hands. The explosion came in the 90'ies when the region reached international fame.
Montalcino is tucked away in the South of Tuscany and is protected by an extinct volcano. The many elements that make this region unique allows it for pure Sangiovese wines.
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG is the undisputed king of wines. It's regular version close to 5 yrs, and the Riserva an extra year before released on the market. The second wine is the Rosso di Montalcino DOC, also made from Sangiovese, whereas the Moscadello di Montalcino DOC and the Sant'Antimo DOC are less common.