90+ Private Wine Tour of Tuscany

A Tuscany Tour for Connoisseur’s of Fine Wines

Your 90+ Wine Tour inculdes:
Personalized visits to family wineries
Tasting of 90+ rated Chianti & Super Tuscans
Guided cellar tours
Private room & table for lunch
Home cooking with paired wine tasting
Scenic drive of the iconic Tuscan countryside
Multiple stops for your holiday photos.
Pick up from your doorstep
Spacious recent model minivan with AC
Guidance in perfect English

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I’ve designed this tour with the intention of satisfying even the most refined palate. It’s a no compromise day, with the best food and wine Tuscany has to offer. Though I’m suggesting it’s a tour for Connoisseurs, it’s open to everyone. If from time to time, you enjoy good food and a glass of wine…you’ve qualified! It will be my pleasure to explain the wines of Tuscany, and how best they can be enjoyed. Last but certainly not least, we’ll be enjoying a leisurely drive through the iconic countryside, with stops for photos and contemplation.
Sergio's 90+ Private-Wine Tour of Tuscany

We’ll be visiting two wineries, each of which places the utmost importance on the tiniest detail. This results in wines that are the epitome of elegance, finesse, and complexity. I’ll be taking you to “less famous estates,” which however are held in high regard by myself, the press, and most importantly of all…by the local sommeliers associations.

The only things they don’t have, are the price tags associated with the famous names. Of the twelve wines you’ll be tasting, only one is over $100. The others range between $18 and $60, and I’ll let you let you in on a secret…my personal favorite is the cheapest one.

As you’ll be tasting approx 12 wines, and the time at each estate will be extended. This to give you time to reset your taste buds between each glass, and also enjoy the experience without being rushed. Our first visit will include one of the best meals of your stay in Italy (I’m as confident about this as the wines). It’s a four course home cooked feast, and each course will be paired with the estate’s highly rated wines. It’s a unique opportunity to get away from restaurants, and discover genuine Tuscan food as prepared at home.

Given the number and quality of wines the being tasted, and the four course meal, this tour has a higher price point…but only by a small amount.

Your 90+ private wine tour of Tuscany in detail

09.15am: Our 90+ Private Wine Tour of Tuscany departs directly from your accommodation, and we enjoy a morning drive through the gorgeous Tuscan countryside. The will be leisurely and we’ll make a number of stops for photos. I’ll explain the history and agriculture of the Chianti region as we travel, and at each stop.

Monterinaldi Winery

Late morning we reach Monterinaldi winery. Monterinladi is an ancient property, and was once the farming estate of a castle sitting on a nearby hill. Today it boasts a beautiful 1800’s villa, and underground cellars from the same period. Their highly rated wines, for which you can see the reviews here, are representative of Tuscan traditions. This means wines to accompany food, and traditional wine making methods. However, they’ve recently introduced a number of new products, with a more international appeal, and they’re rapidly gaining consent.

Your visit to Monterinaldi starts with a guided tour of the cellars. Then around mid-day you’ll be invited to take a seat sit in the estate’s 1800’s villa. Here you’ll be enjoying the luxury of a private room and table, and you’re in for a four course feast. It will be genuine home cooking, prepared by Margherita who isn’t a chef, “just” a great cook in a traditional and homely sense. The meal will consist of starter course, a pasta course, a meat course, and sweet to close. Each course will be accompanied by the estate’s 90+ Chianti and Super Tuscan wines.

Gagliole Winery

Early afternoon will have us visiting Gagliole winery. Another ancient property, now beautifully and lovingly restored. We start with a guided tour of the cellars where we’ll see how no expense has been spared for the latest in cutting edge technology. And that’s backed up with extensive know how, perfect growing conditions, and lots and lots of care. For example: the individual sorting of each berry, which only allows the perfect ones to be crushed. The rest (which many would still use) are discarded and used as compost.

Gagliole pride themselves (and rightly so) for the elegance of their wines, and you can see the reviews here. You’ll be tasting eight of their high scoring Chianti and Super Tuscan wines, and of course, you’ll be given ample time to allow your taste buds to recover between one glass and the other.

Our 90+ Private Wine Tour of Tuscany comes to an end around 04:30pm, and we head back to Florence which will take about an hour. Drop off at your accommodation is at approx 05:30pm

2022 price list: wine tastings, lunch & all travel fees included

Discounts for families with minors under 18; see booking form

2 participants €295 per person
3 participants €230 per person
4 participants €225 per person
5 participants €210 per person
6 participants €200 per person
7 participants €190 per person
8 participants €180 per person

This is not a group tour, fees refer exclusively to private parties
(for example: a private party of four people is €225 per person. Total €900)

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FAQ in brief

Can I Buy Wine?
Yes of course. Price lists are placed on the table for your information, but there is no implied obligation, and you will not be asked if you wish to make a purchase. Only you can express that desire.

What is Chianti?
Chianti is a strictly regulated appellation wine. It can only be produced in central Tuscany within defined geographical boundaries.

What is Chianti Classico?
The Chianti production area has been expanded over the years, and is fairly large. Chianti Classico is the wine that’s made in the original and much smaller historic production zone. By law it has to contain a minimum of 80% Sangiovese grapes.

What is a Super Tuscan?
Super Tuscans are a creative approach to wine making. Apart from defining the geographic area where the grapes are grown, and the wine is made, there are few rules. There is however an underlying concept which all reputable estates adhere to, and that’s the quest for the highest quality possible. The grapes tend to be Cabernet, Merlot & Syrah.

The cellars at Monterinaldi
Hand selection of grape berries Galgliole winery
Gagliole-Conca-d'Oro panorama
Taking-sample-from-barrel
Cement vats seen on a private wine tour of Tuscany
Dining-Room-Monterinaldi
Gagliole-topping-up-barrels
Gagliole-bottle-storage
Pouring wine at a tasting
Monterinladi-tasting-room

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