Yes all the wineries get credit cards. Be sure to notify your credit card company when traveling abroad as they sometimes block cards when charges are made from other countries.
A credit card is always required to confirm your tour, and cash payment in Euro (not US Dollars) may only be made by prior arrangement before the tour begins. If you are interested in paying cash, please let us know.
You will find some wineries that are well organized to do that service, but the big problem is the cost of shipping and the custom fee you are subject to pay in USA. Unless you are not going to buy a very expensive wine, I don’t think it is convenient! Chianti Express is a good … Read more
Of course, if you wish to make more affordable your wine experience you should take my Montalcino shared wine tour which starts from Florence at 9.00 a.m. and Siena at 10:10 a.m every Tuesdays.
Bring heavy training shoes to be comfortable during the winery and vineyard visit.
For the Chianti wine tour is about 45 min. For the Montalcino wine tour is nearly 2 hours.
For “shared tours” our meeting point is at Piazza Cavalleggeri in front of the National Library, Florence. We pick you up with one of our mini-vans, (8 people max). For “private tours” we can arrange to pick you up at your hotel or private apartment.
If you decide to book a wine private tour, you will have your own private car or minivan, and I will plan a day tour according your specific request. Otherwise you can decide to share the tour with other wine lovers (max 8 participants). These are my shared wine tours.