Guided Wine Tours Tuscany About Me

Guided wine tours Tuscany by Sergio Ceccherini

If you’ve been browsing the net with guided wine tours Tuscany as keywords, this is the site to browse. The theme for all my excursions is an equal balance between wine tasting, and time to enjoy the stunning Tuscan scenery. My tours are strictly private, (you won’t be sharing the minivan with anyone else) and and pick up is directly from your doorstep. Last but not least, I speak perfect English so there won’t be any language barriers.

Sergio Ceccherini on one of his guided wine tours Tuscany

Guided wine tours Tuscany my background

I was born in Tuscany and have lived here for most of my life. When I was eight, my family immigrated to the UK where I remained till the age of eighteen. These were formative years for my language skills, and they provided me with excellent English. Apart from this period, Tuscany has been my home and the home of my family for generations. However, my love for the region is very much a question of choice. The things I enjoy most in life, beautiful countryside, photography and a glass of good wine are all on my doorstep, so why look elsewhere?

I started touring Tuscany in my early teens and just never stopped. I’ve always enjoyed showing the beautiful landscapes to my friends, in fact my first “tour” was for my classmates on a school trip from the UK. I showed Tuscany to many people in the years that followed, just because I enjoyed doing it. Then I found myself “between” jobs in 2003, so I thought why not find work doing one of my favorite pastimes? Consequently I obtained a professional driver’s license and opened with guided wine tours Tuscany in 2004. What better job than passing my day introducing others to what I love most? I’ll introduce you to Tuscany from a Tuscan’s point of view, giving you insights that you won’t find in guide books.

My life in wine

My initiation to wine was early. It was on the table and I was allowed a small glass when I was about fourteen. In honesty it wasn’t very good, my father used to buy farmer’s wine that was cheap and full of faults. Ironically this helps me today as I can instantly detect the same flaws if they’re present. I don’t enjoy food without wine, but over the years I’ve become very selective about what I drink. This doesn’t mean I go expensive (apart from rare occasions), and I believe it’s easy to pay too much for the big names. However if you want your wine to be made with grape juice, neither is it wise to pay too little. Fortunately I’ve explored the Chianti region extensively, and I know where to find high quality wines at acceptable prices. These are the estates I propose on my tours.

I did a first level sommeliers course some years ago, but apart from this I’m self taught. I’ve been studying (and drinking) since my early twenties, I’ve read every article I can lay my hands on, and bombarded wine makers with questions when visiting estates. So I’ll willingly pass on some of the things I’ve learned about Chianti and Super Tuscan wines, and it will be my my duty and pleasure to answer your questions. However my tours aren’t about technicalities, and there won’t be any exams. My only goal is that you enjoy your day to the full, with the best in scenery, wine and food.

My legal certification

I’m a registered chauffeur service, or as it’s called in Italy N.C.C. This guarantees you have the services of a professional and licensed driver. My licensing and that of my associates gives us access to limited traffic zones. I will pick you up directly from your accommodation, not from a meeting place as proposed by other companies.

And to round up

When traveling with me you’ll soon get to know why my motto is: getting there is as good as being there! Guided wine tours Tuscany aren’t just about the next destination, but enjoying the journey as an experience in itself. Nature has been generous to Tuscany, and the unique way the land has been sculptured makes each turn of the meandering roads a new and breathtaking experience. Last but not least, working as a Tuscany wine tour guide is something I enjoy immensely. I set out each day to enjoy myself, and I hope each and everyone of my guests does too. You might like to Check out my top of the line wine tour.

Thanks for reading this far.
Your driver & host, Sergio.

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