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2017-09-28
Gary Skrabutenas
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Topping off a special wedding anniversary trip to Florence for my wife and me was a fabulous Chianti wine tour with Vittorio. A professional sommelier and native of Florence, he was an exceptional host and provided us with much wine and local knowledge. In Italy it’s all about pairing wine with food, and Vittorio taught us how to engage our senses - sight, smell, taste - to make good choices. For the wine geek, Vittorio described the details of DOCG, IGT, wine making and viticulture specific to the Sangiovese grape, Chianti Classico, and Super Tuscans. In this tour, we focused on the Chianti Classico sub-region of Chianti. We visited 3 wineries ranging from a small family operation to a large well-known winery. A delicious home-made lunch featuring traditional Tuscan fare was served at the family winery with wine poured by the winemaker. Small bites were provided at the other wineries during tastings to also illustrate the pairings (vegetarian bites can be requested). We purchased bottles during the tour and arranged with the last winery to ship all of them home. As a bonus some of the wineries also grew olives, and we learned about extra virgin olive oil production. Vittorio navigated the mini-van through the sometimes bumpy Chianti roads and narrow village streets with ease. With only four members and Vittorio, the tour group was small and intimate. We were paired with a delightful and engaging young couple from Australia. We highly recommend Vittorio's tours and will definitely book another with him the next time in Tuscany.


Chianti & Super Tuscan 3 Wineries

Suggested Wine Tours

Brunello the big red

This Tuscan Wine Tour is designed for true wine lovers. Fans of full-bodied wines, look no further.
  • from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Montalcino
  • Tuesday and Saturday, from April until November
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€ 220

Vernaccia di San Gimignano Wine Tour

Blending the bold red of Chianti with the crisp white of San Gimignano - lunch with saffron menu.
  • From 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • San Gimignano
  • Tuesday and Friday, from March until November
Check Availability pax
€ 170

Castle and Chianti wine tour

Combining exquisite wines with an unforgettable medieval setting - lunch - wine tasting class.
  • from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Chianti Rufina
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from March until December
Check Availability pax
€ 170

Nobile di Montepulciano wine tour

Experience a wine tradition nearly 700 years in the making.
  • from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Montepulciano
  • and ednesday, from May until October
Check Availability pax
€ 220

Chianti & Super Tuscan 3 Wineries

Experience the magic of Chianti Classico, visit 3 wineries - lunch at the winery - wine tasting class.
  • from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Chianti Classico
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, From February until December
Check Availability pax
€ 155

Truffle Hunting & Wine Tasting

Enjoy the charming Tuscan countryside and the haunting beauty of the Tuscan forests.
  • from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • San Miniato
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, All year round
Check Availability pax
€ 180
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