Chianti Rufina is a small wine growing region next to Florence, just 30 min away from the city center.
Its wine is known for is own character which depends on the rocky soil and the elevation of the area.
Chianti Rufina DOCG wine region is one of the oldest places of Tuscany where the grapes have been growing, it seems the wine has been producing here since Etruscan time.
The present Chianti Rufina area was in part delimited in the Bando (Proclamation) issued by Cosimo III de’ Medici, Granduca di Toscana, in 1716.
In this wine tour, you will be guided in a full day excursion to discover two special wineries setting into the heart of Chianti Rufina area and highly rated by influential wine publications.
Because of the elevation this region is also good for white wines. You will taste the Chianti Rufina Riserva, Super Tuscan, and Vinsanto. One of the wineries produces also an excellent extra virgin olive oil branded as Laudemio.
The tour begins with the pick up at your hotel, and in 30 min we will reach the first winery which is situated in a magnificent Renaissance Villa.
Here you will see the historic cellar and immediately afterward you will have a wine tasting accompanied by cheese and salami.
Immediately afterward we will go and enjoy a Tuscan lunch in a restaurant among beautiful vineyards.
In the early afternoon, we will visit another historical wine cellar to taste 5 special wines of Chianti Rufina, Super Tuscan, and a special Vinsanto (dessert wine).
On the way back we can stop to photograph the spectacular scenery of Chianti Rufina one of the most beautiful and unspoiled in Tuscany.
Vittorio treated us to an amazing day in the Chianti region of Tuscany, visiting two wineries that also made olive oil! We learned so much about both wine and oil that I never knew and it made the experience that much better! The views and scenery were among the best I’ve ever seen anywhere and Vittorio educated us on many other factors of the Florence area. A fantastic experience that we would highly recommend to anyone visiting Tuscany. Thank you, Vittorio! We will be back!