A Private Tuscany Wine Tour for those on a budget, or who simply want to spend a little less. It's also ideal if you only have a casual interest in wine. For three or more participants, the price point and activities are better than most offerings on the net, even bettering the prices for group tours. Why do a group tour when you can have the luxury of a vehicle and guide all to yourselves?
We visit two wineries and enjoy sit down tastings, and at one we'll also have a guided tour of a small family estate. We focus the rest of the day on the gorgeous iconic Tuscan countryside with multiple stops for holiday photos. Last but not least you will enjoy a leisurely pace.
The countryside of Tuscany (Chianti) is truly one of the world's most beautiful rural areas. Wherever you cast your eyes, vineyards, olive orchards and Cyprus trees are blended into the surrounding woodland with outstanding aesthetic taste. I'll explain the countryside from an agricultural and historic point of view, and give you insights on the culture and wine of the region. We'll make numerous stops for snapshots, (the photos on the right are from this tour), and of course taste highly rated Chianti and Super Tuscan wines. We'll visit two wineries; a small traditional winery, and a modern corporate estate.
09.15am - We depart directly from our hotel and head for the gorgeous Chianti landscapes , where a photographic feast awaits us. The whole morning will be dedicated to a leisurely drive enjoying the scenery. I know all the best locations, and we'll make numerous stops, I'll also comment the countryside as we travel.
Lunch is included at one of my favorite restaurants, and will comprise of a platter of Tuscan cold cuts and toasted breads (bruschetta) with seasonal toppings, a pasta dish which you can freely choose from the menu, a glass of house wine, and if you can mange it, sweet to close.
After lunch we head for our afternoon of wine tasting in Tuscany. Both wineries are family run. The first is a larger estate, with technical and sales staff. Here we'll taste various vintages of Chianti plus a Super Tuscan. The tasting is sit down in a relaxed and amiable atmosphere. The second winery is very much a micro winery, in fact one of the smallest in the area. It's run by a husband and wife team, and as long as it's not muddy, we'll also tour the vineyards. Again it's a sit down tasting and you'll enjoy individual attention, trying Chianti, and Super Tuscan wines.
Our day comes to an end after the second wine tasting and we head back to your accommodation, arriving at about 04.15pm.
Tour duration: approx seven hours door to door.