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2018-07-27
Truffle Hunting in Tuscany
Michelle Rambo
USA
I wanted to let you know how splendid of a time we had on our tour with Hillary. She is a lovely person, jovial and congenial, and extremely knowledgeable, especially about wines. Everyone highly enjoyed the truffle search, Choco, and the scrumptious lunch. We also enjoyed the Chianti tasting and learning more about...


2018-06-23

Nicole Bernard
GBR
We decided last minute to do a wine tour and wow, I am so glad we did! I can't stop talking about it to our friends and family. Our first stop was to small winery where we sampled 5 wines, maybe more and I loved every sip. I learned so much about how to see, smell, and taste good wine. We learned about their wine mak...


2018-06-23

Debbie Beaulieu
USA
We recently took the Brunello Wine Tour with Italy and Wine. It was the best wine tour we have ever experienced! Matteo was our guide, and he was outstanding. He was friendly, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. All of the guides from Italy and Wine are sommeliers who will tailor your experience to your level...


2018-06-23

Marisa Maleck
USA
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 grea...


2018-05-06

Anthony Rosas
USA
This wine tour through Tuscany was absolutely incredible! Not only were the views and wines amazing, our guide Mateo was the best! He is so knowledgeable and taught us so much about the wine regions, how to taste wine and brought us to three very unique wineries! The best part was that it was such a small group, onl...


2018-05-06

susan Rix
AFG
I liked the fact that our driver was not only our guide but has attained Italy’s highest rated Sommelier level as well! It was also nice to be a group of only 6 of us. And of course, each of the three wineries we visited had their own special appeal and style of wine production. The luncheon with Winemaker Misha a...


2018-05-02

Katelyn Murdock
USA
We cannot recommend this tour enough!! My husband and I loved every part of the tour- it is well worth the time and cost. Vittorio was our wine guide and driver for the day- he selects the perfect wineries in order to give you a great and varied experience and helps you to learn about wine and the region. We enjoyed...


2018-04-24

Matthew Kolibas
USA
My wife and I did the Brunello Montalcino wine tour leaving from Florence and had an amazing time! It was interesting getting to stop at a family-owned winery and also see a bigger more commercialized one and how they differ in production and size. The food on the tour was some of the best we’ve had in Italy a...


2018-04-05

Mary Macdougall
USA
My husband and went on the tour to two Vineyards and the town of San Gimignano. Our Tour Guide Matteo was very nice and knowledgeable - we had a great time with him. We had a low level of knowledge of wines and vineyards, but that did not matter as Matteo and the Vineyards we visited were more than willing to spend ...


2018-04-05

Luke Clark
GBR
Vittorio and Francesca provide a fantastic experience hunting for truffles, before then offering guests a superb lunch using the freshly unearthed truffles and local delicacies. Vittorio then took us to a wine tasting in the heart of the Chianti region, which was enlightening as well as gloriously tasty - I would hi...


2018-04-02

Cristina Carabetta
USA
The Castle & Chianti tour was an absolute delight! The tour was fun, delicious, and informative. We drank, ate, laughed, and learned a lot! The wine at each winery was wonderful, the vineyards were breathtaking (inside and out), and our tour guide, Pierpaolo, was very informative, He taught us so much about the wine...


2018-03-30

Annie Asdal
USA
We were a group of five that thoroughly enjoyed our day with our great guide, Matteo. He was personable, interested in his guests, and a had a great rapport with the truffle and winery folks. He was a professional sommelier and knowledgeable about a wide breadth of topics - enough to answer our questions for an enti...


2018-03-29

Madeline Deneen
USA
My boyfriend and I booked the shared/group Castle & Chianti wine tour for the last day/night of our Italy trip and it ended up just being a very memorable private tour for the both of us. This tour with the ever-entertaining Hillary was by far the highlight of our trip!! Spending the entire day with Hillary was am...


2018-03-18

Kate Ross
USA
The truffle hunting & wine tour experience was one of the best and most authentic I have ever booked. Vittorio was an amazing host & you can tell he puts a great deal of planning and preparation into each experience to ensure the day exceeds expectations. We started the day truffle hunting with the truffle H...


2018-03-16

Alec Moore
USA
We had a very nice trip with Vittorio. He had an impressive wealth of knowledge about the Chianti region, and was very good for a mix of people, some who knew wine and some who didn't. The places he brought us were really interesting and very cool, and we really enjoyed the day. I highly recommend taking this tour.


2018-03-15

Robyn Ehrlich
USA
Since my husband and I love prosecco we really wanted to take a tour during our visit to Venice. This tour was one of the highlights to Italy. Marco’s directions and meeting place were easy to find. He explained lots of things on our way to the winery. The scenery is breathless once you get there. On the way h...


2017-12-09

Maggie Vocks
USA
My husband and I did the castle and Chianti tour with Hillary for our honeymoon. She was absolutely wonderful to spend the entire day with and we really enjoyed our tour! The sites were amazing and the people we were able to meet and speak with were a definite highlight of our trip! I’m so glad we chose this t...


2017-12-07

Margaret Griffin
USA
My husband and I booked a tour of the Prosecco wine region while we were in Venice. Marco picked us up right on time at the Troncetto and took us to three lovely wineries. At one we were able to try Prosecco that had been done in the original method by fermenting it in the bottle. Delicious and nothing we can get ba...


2017-12-07

Anthony Calabrese
USA
We had a terrific day with Marco this June. He picked us up in front of the people mover station at Tronchetto  on the west side of Venice and we had a nice, albeit somewhat quiet ride into the hills of the Veneto. Marco surprised us with a stop at a Fattoria or cheese “factory” for a quick snack - ...


2017-11-23

Allison Haack
USA
My husband,  and I did the Castle and Chianti tour with Barbara and it was one of the highlights of our week in Italy. Barbara was a spectacular guide. He was friendly, funny and extremely knowledgeable about wine and all things in Florence.  We visited a castle in the morning where we had a private tastin...


2017-10-29

Christo Watson
USA
The tour was amazing! Our guide, Hilary, was super fun and very knowledgeable. We had a great time driving out of Florence into the countryside and learning about the food and history of the region. The truffle hunt was fun and we got to learn a lot about the area. For the wine tours, we had an excellent time tastin...


2017-10-29

Molly McGregor
USA
Matteo was an excellent and insightful tour guide through the wines of Montepulciano. Add in a historic walk through the center of town and it was a tour I highly recommend.


2017-10-29

Samantha Mantuano
USA
Booked a group wine tour for one of our days in Florence. Turns out only we had booked, so we had our own private tour! I appreciate that they did not cancel. Our guide was Vittorio. He was so knowledgeable! My husband and I know nothing about wine so we appreciated that he answered our endless questions. He took us...


2017-10-29

Kevin Christenson
USA
Four of us went on this wine tour which included two wineries, one which was at a castle. Our tour guide Vittorio, couldn't have been a better guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about wine but also about many other subjects that had nothing to do with wine. Both wineries were excellent and the presentation of the ...


2017-10-28

Rosemary Servidio
USA
When our original truffle hunt tour with another company was cancelled I searched the internet and found the Italy and Wine website. After checking the wonderful reviews on TripAdvisor, we booked the tour and are so glad we did. This tour was the highlight of this trip to Italy. We were picked up in Firenze by Vitto...


2017-10-25

Loyd Pettgrew
USA
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...


2017-10-24

Patrick Spizzo
USA
Vittorio picked us up at our hotel right on time and took us to two different wineries, including one that is also a medieval castle! The wines were great, Vittorio is very well educated in wines and does a great job explaining the nuances of Chianti and Sangiovese, and we had an amazing time! Lunch was provided at ...


2017-10-24

Daniel Dyer
USA
Vittorio picked us up at our hotel right on time and took us to two different wineries, including one that is also a medieval castle! The wines were great, Vittorio is very well educated in wines and does a great job explaining the nuances of Chianti and Sangiovese, and we had an amazing time! Lunch was provided at ...


2017-10-16

Michael Sanchez
USA
Great time on our Truffle Hunting and wine tasting tour. So glad we picked this tour! Hilary (our tour guide) was amazing and super knowledgeable on wine and was happy to provide a lot of history on just about anything you have a question on. It is a full day that will leave you with a lot of great memories.


2017-10-16

Tanya Munoz
USA
This was the highlight of my trip and such an amazing experience. It had been raining the morning of, so everyone had cancelled and we ended up having a private tour. (Everyone's loss because the rain stopped and the day was perfect) Vittorio was super charming and taught us a lot about the region on the way to the f...


2017-10-16

Frank Napolitano
USA
What a great experience. Vittorio was well spoken and extremely knowledgeable. A sommelier first, Vittorio took us to three spots on the tour. first a 1500'd castle in the chianti region. After seeing the castle and the cellars, you sat in a private room with a huge fireplace, big wooden shutters and antique furnitur...


2017-09-28

Gary Skrabutenas
USA
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 Vitto...


2017-09-23

Eileen Skrabutenas
USA
Booked two shared wine tours through Italy and Wine on our recent trip to Florence - The first covered Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and the second, Chianti Classico and SuperTuscans. Without a doubt the best experience of our trip! Although we are knowledgeable wine enthusiasts, we had little previous exposure to th...


2017-09-22

Ngoc Kang
USA
There are many red wine tours but this white wine tour gives you the best of both worlds. You get both whites and reds. On top of that, you get an amazing homemade lunch from the family owning the vineyard. This is the best part of our trip!


2017-09-20

juan pablo di lelle
CAN
This tour was one of the highlights of our trip. When was the last time you went scouting the forest with an expert truffle hunter and her talented truffle hunting dog, then ate delicious truffle-based dishes with lovely wine? We were picked up on time by our amazing guide, Raffaella. On the way to San Miniato she e...


2017-09-20

Maggie McKnight-Whitford
CAN
This has easily been the highlight of a vacation in Italy and Greece! Francesca and Pierpaolo were both amazing! So knowledgeable and patient. Choco, the truffle hunting dog was pretty impressive as well. The food was delicious as was the wine and olive oil! Definitely recommend!


2017-09-20

Christina Gordon
USA
A great day featuring wine tasting and touring at small, medium and large wineries. All informative, each a little different, wines excellent. As well as our tour guide Vittorio. He was knowledgeable and knew when to let the experience speak for itself. We tasted Chianti Classico, Riserva and Supertuscan wines. All ...


2017-09-20

Olivia Shetler
USA
We chose this tour among several tempting tours in Florence because of the unique combo of a truffle hunting excursion, truffle-themed lunch, and a tour of a Chianti-region winery (not to mention meeting an adorably truffle-hunting dog!). The day was very well-paced, and our tour guide, Hillary, was extremely helpfu...


2017-09-20

Adam Walsh
GBR
A fantastic day with Hillary. Great travel, wines, and conversation. Changed the group plans to our liking when we mentioned a restaurant we had been to which produced their own wine, fantastic wines tasted and all with the expert knowledge of Hilary. Great food after truffle hunting, found 4 delicious smelling truf...


2017-09-20

Liz Stone
USA
My friend and our teenage daughters (17 and 19) went on the Castles and Chianti wine tour at the end of July, and it was the highlight of our week in Italy! I was a little worried about the teens on an all day tour, as neither are lovers of wine, but the stories of the 2 wineries and Fabian's amazing knowledge of win...


2017-09-20

Nicole Pegg
USA
Wow! What a day! My husband and I knew that we wanted to visit a few wineries during our 2 night stay in Florence and narrowed down our choice to Wine Tours with Italy and Wine. The day started with a trip to San Gimignano where the highlight were the views and the delicious gelato! It was extra special for me, sinc...


2017-09-19

Beth Triana
USA
My family wanted to book a wine tour and most companies only offer up to 8 people but we had 9. We also wanted to be able to taste some white wines and not all reds knowing Tuscany is famous for its Chianti. I emailed Italy and Wine and they were so accommodating to our requests and our guide, Ingrid, was so informa...


2017-09-19

David Wight
GBR
We were desperate to do a wine tour when we visited Florence and the decision to book on this tour was a great decision! When we arrived in the morning, due to certain circumstances we were lucky enough to get a private tour (the two of us) all to ourselves despite planning a shared tour. Vittorio took us for the da...


2017-09-19

Brielle Lintz
USA
My husband and I were debating doing a wine tour and ended up booking this tour last minute and it turned out to be the best decision we made! This was the best wine tour we have ever been on and we have been on many in California. Vittorio is so passionate about wines and taught us so many interesting things about ...


2017-09-19

Eileen Skrabutenas
USA
Italy and Wine is absolutely the best place to go for an in depth tour of Tuscan wines. Our tour of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano featured tastings at three wineries with an amazing lunch prepared and paired with outstanding wines. Fabian, a trained sommelier, was highly knowledgeable, personable and explained each t...


2017-09-19

Carla Quinteros
CAN
Our wine tour with the charming Vittorio was truly the highlight of our honeymoon in Italy. We traveled to three vineyards in Tuscany and Vittorio taught us a number of things about the region between stops. At the first vineyard, Vittorio walked us through the proper technique for wine tasting. Now...I'm sure everyo...


2017-09-17

Joe Walls
USA
Fantastic time. Being from California, I've been on quite a few wine tours but still had no clue what I was doing during tastings... Now, at least I feel like I know what I'm doing! There is a simple three step assessment that we were taught on this tour: 1) viewing the wine and understanding what the color, stems, an...


2017-08-04

Laura Mangiavacchi
ITA
We had a lovely time with Vittorio! The food was great. It was a small group which made the experience a lot more personal. There was ample food and wine to taste and we came away having learnt a lot about wine production in Italy. The hills surrounding Florence are just sensational and this tour is a must!


Popular wine tours from Italy & Wine's portfolio

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
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€ 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
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€ 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
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€ 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
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€ 170

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
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€ 180
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