Carmignano Half Day: Home of the First Cabernet-Sauvignon in Tuscany

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Carmignano Half Day: Home of the First Cabernet-Sauvignon in Tuscany
Duration

Durations: 5 Hour(s)

Group Size

Group Size: 1+

Languages

Languages: English

Discover Carmignano, the smallest wine area in Tuscany! The French Cabernet, introduced in the region by the Medici family centuries ago, is nowadays part of every blend produced there. Taste some of the most antique and renowned DOCG wines of Italy!

From £ 144.39 per person

  1. Meeting Point
  2. Tour Overview

    Gain in-depth knowledge about a well-reputed and historical wine area, which can be shortly regarded as small but mighty. Wine has been produced in the Carmignano region since Roman times. During the Middle Ages, the area was widely reputed for the quality of its wines. The reputation of Carmignano continued to grow with Queen Anne of Great Britain requesting regular shipments of the wine.

    You will visit two wineries where you’ll receive tips about the art of wine tasting and wine and food pairing. You will tour the vineyards and wine cellars in the heart of Carmignano, giving an up close look at the production and ageing process of the wines. Additionally, you will learn about the secrets of extra virgin olive oil making. This wonderful experience includes wine tasting of a large spectrum of wine, lunch and the opportunity to buy some of the best Tuscan wines. 

  3. Tour Itinerary

    Day 1 : Florence

    Pick-up and departure.


    First winery

    Fattoria e Cantina di Bacchereto is located on the hills of Carmignano and within short distance from Florence. This boutique winery has been run by the same family since 1920 and carries on an important historical legacy. What makes this estate even more interesting is the fact that Leonardo da Vinci's grandmother lived here, that is why this is also the place where the artist spent his childhood. The winery employs fully natural, biodynamic techniques, as its vintners cherish the human-nature interaction. Apart from wine, they also produce olive oil. At this beautiful estate, you will tour the property, its vineyards and wine cellars. The tour will finish with a wine and olive oil tasting.


    Second winery

    Tenuta di Capezzana is a family-run winery, with a long-lasting tradition. It is one of the oldest Tuscan wineries, producing wine since 804 AD. Its existence is attested by a lease contract dating back 1200 years ago. Since old times the estate was known for growing olive trees and vine for the production of oil and wine. It boasts an impressive wine collection of vintages since 1925. At this property you will tour the surroundings and taste award-winning wines. The family also prides itself with their cooking school and restaurant, which welcomed chefs of high caliber in order to improve their dishes. Apart from tasting wine and oil, you will enjoy a consistent lunch with carefully selected typical products. 


    Florence

    Drop-off. The tour will generally end where it started.


  4. What's Included

    Visit of 2 Boutique Wineries 

    Olive oil tasting

    Wine tastings

    Typical lunch with Km 0 products

    Private Transportation

    Certified Sommelier/Guide with you 

    Pick-up from your accomodation

    100% Private Tour

  5. FAQs

    Please Note:

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not stroller accessible
    • Not suitable for pets
    • No public transportation nearby
    • Infants must not sit on laps
    • Infant seats unavailable
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • If you have any special dietary requirements, please inform us in advance 

  6. Cancellation Policy

    • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 24 hours or less before event

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