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. ● Taste some of Tuscany's best olive oils & cheeses. ● Lunch at the famous butcher Dario Cecchini with a sampling of meats & Bistecca ● Small group tour of max 8 people
Itinerary Super ChiantiSuper Chianti is an extraordinary day trip that transports you from Florence to the charming and delightful Chianti & Chianti Classico regions. We convene at the Grape Tours office, where you'll check in and prepare for the adventure. A mere half-hour ride brings us to the beautiful Chianti region, starting the day at an ancient Tuscan farmhouse winery. Delve into the grape-to-bottle process, and after covering every winemaking facet, we sit down to savor four exquisite wines complemented by fresh olive oil and artisanal sheep's milk cheeses from the winery's dairy farm. Our next destination is Panzano in Chianti, home to the renowned butcher Dario Cecchini. Relish a delectable lunch featuring four meat dishes inspired by Dario's family recipes, including a taste of the famous Bistecca. Post-lunch, we proceed to the next winery for a private tour, immersing ourselves in the traditions of the world's oldest wine region.
Price & Tour InfoPrice: from €210 per person (all-inclusive, yet you're always welcome to tip your guide) When: From Monday to Saturday Time of departure: 9, 9.30 or 10 am Total time: Around 7 hrs Meeting point: Grape Tours office in Via dei Renai 19, Florence. Possibility of pick-up outside Florence (Galluzzo) available: YES Size: min 3 - 8 pp (if the tour doesn't reach the minimum 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.
Exclusive private tours are reserved solely for the booked party, ensuring no group-ups or shared experiences.
Grape Tours' private tours come with a dedicated escort and include roundtrip transportation from Florence.
Perfect for groups of 2 to 8 people, our all-inclusive private tours encompass two winery visits featuring tastings, along with a delightful Tuscan lunch.
Our selection of wineries is rooted in two decades of expertise, emphasizing support for family-run establishments, as well as 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.