Chianti & Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Blending the bold red of Tuscany with the crisp white of San Gimignano.
On Friday from February to November!
Price € 130 per person.
For those who like to dabble in different types of wine, this trip is for you! With one winery dedicated to the world famous red Chianti and one to the venerated white Vernaccia of San Gimignano, this trip truly provides the best of both worlds.
Your day starts by making your way through the hills of Tuscany to the Chianti area where you will visit a small family owned vineyard. Here you will have the opportunity to meet the winegrower who will show you everything you need to know about the winemaking process. After a visit to the cellar you will begin your tasting experience with tips and techniques from your guide on how to best taste the wine.
Located near the quaint town of San Gimignano, the second vineyard will give you the opportunity to experience one of the most celebrated white wines in Italy, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano. After the tasting, you have the opportunity to make a quick foray into the town of San Gimignano to experience the medieval architecture, shop at the local stores, and sample world famous gelato. Check availability !
Departure from Florence at 9:30 a.m. Where we meet
- 09:30 a.m. Departure from Florence.
- 10:30 a.m. Arrival at first vineyard with Chianti tasting and cellar visit.
- 01:00 p.m. Light lunch at restaurant or winery if avaiiable.
- 02.00 p.m. Departure to San Gimignano with Vernaccia tasting.
- 04:00 p.m. Shopping and visit to San Gimignano.
- 04:30 p.m. Departure to Florence with arrival around 5:30 p.m.
Price 130,00 Eur per person
- Wine tasting fees (Chianti Classico DOCG and Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG)
- Olive oil tasting
- Tuscan light lunch at winery or local restaurant.
Reds and Whites - the best of both worlds!
January 21st 2013
The highlight of our visit to Florence was definitely the Chianti and San Gimignano tour with Matteo, of Italy and Wine. Matteo was such a friendly and knowledgable tour guide and we learned a tremendous amount from him throughout the day. We shared the tour with just one other couple so the whole day had a 'private' tour feel, which was great! We started out in the morning and on our way to the first winery, Matteo stopped at Piazza de Michelangelo to provide us a perfect picture-taking opportunity with wonderful views of Florence.
The first winery we visited was Il Solatione, a small family-owned winery, in the Chianti region. Francesca was such a welcoming host! It was so nice to see the passion that she and her family have for their wines. We were provided a tour of the vineyards and operations and then settled into a wine tasting of several of the reds produced on-site. Not being a red-wine drinker before our trip to Italy, I can easily say that after tasting these wines, I have been converted!
After our visit to Il Solatione, we went to a charming restaurant in Tuscany for lunch which was delicious. We then ventured to San Gimignano for our 2nd winery stop at Capella Sant'Andrea, another family-owned winery. We were graciously welcomed by Antonella and shown the grounds and then had a tasting of several of the wines, one of our favorites being the Vernaccia di San Gimignano white wine. After our visit, we had the opportunity to walk around the town of San Gimignano, a charming medieval town.
We highly recommend Italy and Wine tours (specifically with Matteo) and we couldnt have been happier with the tour and the wineries visited. It was so nice seeing smaller family-owned wineries and how much passion they have for carrying on their family traditions through their wine. Thank you again for a wonderful time Matteo!
Alison and Paul Fisher,
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