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    1 day small group tours from Florence

Wine tour in Florence is an unique experience. During the wine tour you will see fabulous vineyards and olive groves. You can start your wine tour from Florence, or you can arrive in Florence. Whatever way you decide to follow, we will try to make it your own Florence Wine Tours.

 

TUSCANY RED WINES
In Tuscany the Sangiovese grape is unconquered, and many wines originate from the variety that in these lands find a particular vocation. For many Italians and foreigners, Tuscany is synonymous with sweet and soft hills with timeless charm, so famous for their landscape, but also for the production of excellent wine: Chianti, divided into seven specific sub-regions:

Chianti Rufina (east of Florence, suitable for long aging)
Chianti Colli Aretini (Hills of Arezzo)
Chianti Colli Fiorentini (Hills of Florence)
Chianti Colli Senesi (around San Gimignano)
Chianti Colline Pisane (Hills of Pisa)
Chianti Montalbano (northwest of Florence)
Chianti Montespertoli (southwest of San Casciano in Val di Pesa)
Chianti Classico DOCG is an outstanding wine, obtained from 80-100% of Sangiovese grapes, aged in large or small oak barrels, able to grow older than ten years. It can be of two types: Reserve or Grand Selezione.

Another famous Tuscan wine worldwide is the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, cultivated right at Montalcino, in the heart of southern Tuscany. Relatively lighter is the "younger brother" of Brunello, the Rosso di Montalcino DOC, less flavored with lower refinement.

To the east of Montalcino, beyond the Chianti, we find the Nobile Wine of Montepulciano DOCG always obtained from 70% Sangiovese grapes, here called Prugnolo Gentile, and other international grapes, characterized by slightly drier tannins, powerful and less fresh aromas. As with Brunello, there is a softer version, that is, the Rosso di Montepulciano, which predicts a lower aging than the Nobile Wine of Montepulciano.

Among the red wines of Tuscany, it is worth mentioning the great reds of Bolgheri. The phenomenon linked to the "Super Tuscan Wines" has certainly influenced the image of Tuscan wines in the world positively, emphasizing the land, on the vine, but above all on human intuition and creativity. The grapes involved are not Sangiovese, but rather international grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, cultivated between the lands of Bolgheri and still in rapid evolution. The wines of Bolgheri DOC and Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC are all considered to be the pride of Tuscan winery production, among which the most important are: Sassicaia, Tignanello, Solaia, and Ornellaia.

Another very appreciated wine produced near the south of the Bolgheri area in the Maremma Grossetana is the Morellino di Scansano DOCG, obtained from Sangiovese grapes, with a dry, warm and slightly tannic flavor. Last stop in the province of Prato, instead, the Carmignano DOCG, another wine with Sangiovese grapes.


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Castle and Chianti wine tour Shared Wine Tour

Combining exquisite wines with an unforgettable medieval setting - lunch - guided wine tasting.
Throughout this tour, you will experience the magic of the old Chianti region with its rolling hills and quaint villages. You will have the opportunity to visit medieval cellars, enjoy wonderful Tuscan cuisine, and learn everything you could ever hope to know about the wines and winemaking process. Our guides will introduce you to the traditional wines of Chianti like Chianti Rufina Riserva while also giving you the chance to try IGT “Super Tuscans.” While we take you to some of the most famous wineries in the region, we also pride ourselves in giving you a flavor of the local culture. Therefore, one of the wineries we visit is on a much smaller scale and is often family owned. This enables you to connect with the proprietor on a much more personal level while he/she shows you

  • from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Chianti Rufina
  • Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from March until December
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Price € 170 pax

Chianti & Super Tuscan 3 Wineries Shared Wine Tour

Experience the magic of Chianti Classico, visit 3 wineries - lunch at the winery - guided wine tasting.
This Chianti Wine Tour is a true wine experience to get know two special wine of Tuscany, Chianti Classico Docg and Super Tuscan Igt. What to expectYour excursion commences with a drive through the breathtaking Tuscan countryside as you delve into the heart of the Chianti Classico region. Over the course of the trip, you will visit 3 wineries, two small scale cellars which are family owned and a medium size winery. This enables you to connect with the proprietor on a much more personal level while he/she shows you the finer aspects of viticulture. Our experienced guides will be with you teaching you about the wines and how to taste them. In addition to Chianti Classico wines, you will be given the chance to enjoy the IGT “Super Tuscans.” Later we will be driving through the b

  • from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Chianti Classico
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, All year round
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Price € 170 pax

Chianti Winter Time Tour Shared Wine Tour

Winter Program - Visit to a couple of Chianti wineries, tuscan lunch and guided wine tasting.
 What to expect Chianti wine tour is designed for red wine enthusiasts and will lead you to discover two special wineries, you will explore one of the finest wineries in the heart of the Chianti region, receiving an up-close look at the production and aging process of Chianti wines provided with an in-depth explanation by a wine expert. You are going to taste Chianti Classico Docg, Chianti Classico Riserva Docg, and Super Tuscan Igt. Authentic Tuscan lunch at the second winery, where you can sample typical Tuscan dishes such as bruschetta, meats, cheeses and various types of pasta or vegetable soup. Wine will be the perfect pairing for this food. Opportunity to purchase and ship Tuscan wines worldwide. November is also the season of the new extra virgin olive oil and you will

  • from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Chianti Classico
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, From November until March
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Price € 140 pax

Truffle Hunting & Wine Tasting Shared Wine Tour

Enjoy the charming Tuscan countryside and the haunting beauty of the Tuscan forests.
  What to expect You will take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience and search for truffles with a truffle-hunting dog through the woods of Tuscany. Follow the dog hurriedly through the forest as he sniffs about and experiences the surge of excitement as he starts digging for this edible treasure (white truffles go for nearly $15,000 per kg). After lunch, will visit a cellar into the region of Chianti. Here you will have the opportunity to experience what is arguably Italy’s most renowned wine, Chianti. Your guide will teach you everything you need to know about the process of winemaking and the techniques involved in attaining a better appreciation of the wine through the tasting.

  • 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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Price € 180 pax

Truffle Hunting in Tuscany Shared Wine Tour

Combining White & Black Truffles with a delicious lunch in a farm of San Miniato
Truffle hunting experience from Florence is sure to fire your foodie instinct!  San Miniato is known over the world for the white truffles. It may come as a surprise to some that San Miniato, a small town in Tuscany, supplies nearly 80% of the world’s precious white truffles. You will take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience and search for truffles with a truffle-hunting dog through the woods of Tuscany. Follow the dog hurriedly through the forest as he sniffs about and experiences the surge of excitement as he starts digging for this edible treasure (white truffles go for nearly $15,000 per kg). On Saturdays Nov 11th - 18th - and 25th, tour stops at San Miniato to visit the famous international truffle fair. Here you can taste and buy s

  • from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • San Miniato
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, From October until December
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Price € 180 pax

Vernaccia di San Gimignano Wine Tour Shared Wine Tour

Blending the bold red of Chianti with the crisp white of San Gimignano - lunch with saffron menu.
Located near the quaint town of San Gimignano, the first 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.  A homemade lunch with fresh ingredients and saffron dishes with pasta or rice. Saffron is a spice which comes from a flower, a genus in the family Iridaceae. The English word saffron comes from the Latin Safranaum, which in turn derives from the Arabic word jafaran, which in turn derives from the adjective Asfar, "yellow". Saffron is perfect foil with fish, vegetables, and white meat

  • From 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • San Gimignano
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from March until November
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Price € 170 pax
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