Bolgheri is the land where the Supertuscan IGT bland was born in 1968. This “terroir”, to use a French word, made the luck of a few wine-producing estates. The more famous wineries have regular visiting hours on fixed days of each week (Monday to Friday) and charge an admission fee. All wineries are usually closed during the grape harvest.
On request, it is possible to organize day trips to visit wineries in the Bolgheri DOC area and to include visits to local oil mills or to producers of other typical products, in accordance with the wishes of visitors.
Usually, the two wineries included in this tour are chosen from the following list: Le Fornacelle, Argentiera, Grattamacco, Guado al Tasso, Campo alla Sughera, and Franco Chiappini.
You can also ask to have included in the tour the following wineries: Ornellaia, and Le Macchiole. Tenuta San Guido (Sassicaia) is not open to the public but we can book their restaurant Enoteca San Guido with a special menu with the three best labels of this winery (Sassicaia included). These wineries must be booked far in advance.
The Ornellaia winery is fully booked for all the month of October. This winery must be booked far in advance. When Ornellaia is not available, the company books Guado al Tasso which is a winery of the same level.
Our tour guide Giovanni picked us up from our hotel and he was just so kind and enthusiastic about what he does! We gave us the history of wine and of Tuscany and was very very knowledgeable! He was super patient when some things ran long- and he even stopped to bring us on the way back to show us a view of Florence as he knew we weren’t visiting for long! He was just so exceptional and passionate about what he does and he made it such an amazing and memorable experience for us and for our honeymoon!
We did this Bolgheri wine day tour with the knowledgeable, interesting, and fun Vittorio. We went to the lovely family-owned vineyard called Chiappini and also Guado al Tasso vineyard. We learned a lot about tasting and super Tuscans even though our knowledge level was already relatively high. Vittorio shared a great deal of info and also took us for an incredible meal at the Sassicaia estate where we had an amazing wine there to compare to the others we had tried. He was a great host and it was a trip to remember!
Memorable Tour in Bolgheri! We were picked up promptly at our cruise ship in Livorno and wished to the Bolgheri area of Tuscany. Our guide did an excellent job to giving us the history of the area and viticultural how it differs from the rest of Tuscany. We stopped at Ornellaia, Osteria San Guido Enoteca that serves as a tasting venue for Sassicaia and at and a small winery Guado de Gemoli. Ornellia was the highlight since the property is so beautiful and the wines so delicious (not unlike Peter Michael Winery in Napa Valley). The mean at Osteria San Guido Enoteca was really first class as were the Sassicaia wines we tasted. The tour took about four hours and we were taken back to our ship in plenty time. Memorable Wine Tour of Bolgheri! I recommend it and our guide to anyone who wants to see a great area of Tuscany!