Exclusive Chianti Classico Day Trip
Durations: 10 Hour(s)
Group Size: 1+
Travel to the heart of Tuscany's famed Chianti area for a flavorful day of wine tasting. Picking wineries can be overwhelming, so we have chosen for you a trio of the region’s best, where you'll meet winemaking families, taste wine and eat typical food.
Do you want to learn more about one of the most popular wines in Italy and worldwide? Embark with us on this journey in the land of the famous Black Rooster, in the heart of the Chianti Classico. Excite your taste buds by tasting signature wines produced by top-quality estates! We do not like "the mainstream and the commercial", that is why you will have access to wineries that stand up for quality rather than quantity. The tour encompasses a complete experience: wine tastings, a vast selection of typical dishes produced with fresh ingredients, culture, art and sightseeing. The tour is entirely private, as we value exclusivity and undivided attention to our customers.
You will visit 3 family-run wineries and taste an impressive pallet of Chianti wines. You will tour the vineyards and wine cellars, giving an up close look at the production and ageing process. Additionally, you will find out more about the secrets of a cherished Italian ingredient, the extra virgin olive oil, which you will also taste.
Apart from tasting the best selection of Tuscan Wines produced in boutique wineries, you will serve a typical, multi-course lunch. Wine and food are sacred in Italy and therefore you will receive tips about the art of pairing wine with food.
Day 1 : Florence
Pick-up and departureFirst winery
Luiano has been producing wine and olive oil since the 9th century. The estate has belonged to famous families from Florence, including the Strozzi. In 1959 the Palombo family took the ownership of the business and abandoned the mixed agricultural system. Their focus on cultivating solely vines helped them achieve wine of the highest quality. Sangiovese grape represents the largest portion of grape variety planted on their territory. The long-lasting tradition of winemaking is attested by ancient cellars built during the Renaissance. Here you will tour the property, vineyard and wine cellars in which vinification takes place and wines are displayed. Afterwards, you will enjoy a Chianti-based wine tasting with a view.Second winery and traditional lunch
The commercial farm has been run by the same family since 1970 and is a certified organic farm. It is assumed that a long time ago the property used to be owned by Guido Cavalcanti, a famous Italian poet. The terroir of the vineyards is stony, challenging and exposed to the south, which makes it suitable for varieties like Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. You will have a private tour of the vineyards and wine cellars, which will be conducted by one of the owners, therefore adding a personal character to the experience. You will taste a wide variety of robust wines that possess the aroma of wild fruits. A multi-course lunch will be served here. You will enjoy food typical of the region, prepared with organic, km 0 products.Third winery
The last winery of the day has a very unique history. The estate was previously a defensive tower in the 12th century and afterwards belonged to the famous Renaissance artist Michelangelo.‚Ā£‚Ā£‚Ā£ Every year the first bottles of Nectar Dei, the top wine from the Maremma vineyards, are presented to the Pope, because Michelangelo started this tradition. As homage to Michelangelo, the relationship between wine and art has been preserved and reflected on the wine labels. During the tour you will find out intricate details about the estate and its wines, and finish off by tasting their signature wines.Florence
- Visit of 3 Boutique Wineries
- Wine tastings
- 3-course typical lunch
- Private transportation
- Certified Sommelier/Guide with you the entire day¬†
- Pick-up from your accommodation¬†
- 100% Private Tour
- 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¬†
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 24 hours or less before event