Wine Lover’s Special & Tuscany Scenic Tour

My premium Tuscany wine tasting tour plus scenic drive of the stunning Chianti countryside

Your Tuscany wine tasting special includes:
• Tasting of Chianti & Super Tuscan wines
• Visits to award winning family wineries
• Scenic tour of the Tuscan countryside
• Multiple stops for your holiday photos.
• Tuscan light lunch
• Pick up from your doorstep
• Recent model minivan with AC
• Commentary in perfect English

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Here’s a Tuscany wine tasting tour for anyone that enjoys a glass of wine. It doesn’t matter if you’re an expert or a beginner, this is where you’ll discover all there is to know about Tuscan wines. The day includes a scenic drive through the gorgeous Tuscan countryside with stops for your holiday photos. The “Wine Lover’s Special” costs a little more than my basic tour, but we taste a wider selection of wines, have guided tours the cellars, and enjoy an extra hour in Tuscany. I’ll be introducing you to wines that have received excellent critical acclaim, but above all, these are the estates my guests have most enjoyed over the years. A genuine Tuscan light lunch in a local restaurant or winery is also included.

Tasting Chianti wines with Sergio of scenic wine tours in Tuscany

Tuscany wine tasting & wine lover’s special

09.15am: We depart directly from your accommodation, for our morning drive through the gorgeous Chianti countryside. The pace is leisurely and we’ll make a number of stops for photos. I’ll explain the history and agriculture of the Chianti landscapes at each stop.

Our first Tuscany wine tasting will be late morning. On arrival at the winery we begin with a guided tour of the ancient cellars. We then proceed with a sit down tasting of the estate’s highly rated wines, plus their genuine olive oil. This is a medium size family estate that’s obtained prestigious  international recognition. The emphasis of their production is on Chianti traditions. This means fruit forward wines with moderate barrel aging.

A Tuscan light lunch at one of my favorite restaurants or family wineries is included in the fee. It will likely comprise of a Platter of Tuscan cold cuts and bruschetta with seasonal toppings, a pasta dish and a glass of house wine.

After lunch we head for our second Tuscany wine tasting at delightfully small family estate. Here we’ll enjoy the personal atmosphere only small wineries can give. In a decidedly Tuscan setting, we’ll be touring the property where their fanatical care for premium results will be evident. The wines produced are again traditional Chiantis, (fruity with moderate barrel ageing), but we’ll also be tasting modern Super Tuscans with a more international appeal. These are wines based on international grapes such as Cabernet and Merlot. We’ll enjoy another personalized tour and a sit down tasting. The visit lasts about an hour and a half.

Our day ends after the second wine tasting, and we set off on our return journey. The arrival time at your accommodation is around 05.15pm.

Tour duration: approx eight hours door to door.

2019 fully inclusive price list, no extras required to complete tour as described

2 participants €245 per person
3 participants €180 per person
4 participants €175 per person
5 participants €160 per person
6 participants €150 per person
7 participants €140 per person
8 participants €130 per person

This is not a group tour, fees refer exclusively to private parties
(for example: a private party of four people is €175 per person)

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 Pick up from Siena + €60 (per tour not per person), for other locations please ask.

FAQ in brief

Can you advise on accommodation?
I’m sorry but no. Neither do I organize tours or travel for third parties. I’m not a travel agency, but I can suggest you look up Chianti info where you’ll find lots of ideas.

What is Chianti?
Chianti is an appellation wine which can only be produced in the Tuscany region of central Italy. By law it has to contain a minimum of 80% Sangiovese grapes.

What is Chianti Classico?
The Chianti production area is fairly large and has been expanded during the years. Chianti Classico is the wine that’s made in the original and much smaller historic production zone. This smaller area also coincides with the geographical boundaries of the Chianti region from which the wine takes its name.

What is a Supertuscan?
Supertuscans 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.

Why do your tours have higher prices?
Low cost companies offer convenient prices up front, but they recover their profit margin by taking commission on wine sales. There’s nothing illegal in this, but of course they take you where they’re offered the most money. I don’t take commission, and I ensure my expenses and profit margin are adequately covered by the fee I ask. I even pay for wine tastings. This means I’m free to offer you the estates that offer the best experience and the best wines. You will enjoy individual attention, sit down tastings, and above all a warm welcome.

Why only two wine tastings?
Tastings on my tours have a different time scale than what you may be used to. They take one to one and a half hours, and you’ll be seated with personalized attention from staff and owners. Another aspect to consider is Chianti is one of the world’s most beautiful rural areas, and you’ll likely need some of the day for picture stops and admiring the scenery. Though they are “only” two, you’ll not miss out on excellent wines. Please trust me, I’ve chosen the best and that doesn’t mean the most expensive.

We want to visit Tuscany.
There’s a common misconception that Tuscany is some sort of vast countryside area. But that’s not so! Just like the US has states, Italy has political and administrative areas which are called regions. Tuscany is in fact “just” one of Italy’s 20 regions and it’s 8.875 sq miles. The capital of Tuscany is Florence. Tuscany is blessed with gorgeous countryside and it’s contains more works of art than whole nations. However there’s also an industrial side, which though very important from an economic point of view is much less pretty. Don’t worry, my Tuscany wine tasting tours don’t go through the industrial areas.

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Tuscany tour guide Sergio with his van in a Chianti vineyard
Tuscany Winery Owner Maurizio Brogioni SWT 375
Photo Stop in Tuscany SWT 375
Couple wine tasting in Chianti
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Tuscan winery Monterinaldi 05

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