On this super small-group Tuscany tour, taste award-winning Tuscany wines at two famous historical wineries owned by noble families in the heart of Chianti.
Truly enjoy some of the most splendid sights and traditional tastes of Tuscany's famous wine country. Be guided through the stunning historic wine and olive oil cellars by the estates' wine experts, taste award-winning fine wines and traditional delicious Tuscan cheese and bread.
The stunning and historic Tuscan Villas on the estates are the homes of two of Italy's most noble and important families. From the cypress-lined drives, see the majestic, Renaissance styling of the Villas back-dropped by the picturesque Tuscan hillside. See a classical Italian garden and cypress-lined park on the estate, which imbue the property with an elegance that exalts its Tuscan countryside surrounds. Stroll through lovely Italian gardens offering beautiful views over the Tuscan countryside.
The first Tuscany Villa estate, situated within the Chianti wine zone, features a vineyard adorned by near 50 hectares of vines, the grapes from which are skillfully turned into award-wining Chianti Classico wines. Here you will see where the estate traditionally stored the olive oil in the 'Orciaia', which is one of the most historic in the world. Olive trees bear fruit in the on-site olive grove, covering some 80 hectares, before being hand-collected and then cold-pressed into Tuscany's famous 'liquid gold', extra virgin olive oil. Whilst visiting this Tuscan villa estate, you will be invited to tour the winery with the estate's own wine expert, before having a wine tasting of 3 estate wines including a Chianti Classico, accompanied by traditional Tuscan bread and cheese to allow you to truly savour the traditional tastes of Tuscany.
The second Tuscan Villa estate is home to the noble family who lives there to this today. The estate is comprised of hectares of vineyards, olive groves, pastures and woodland. On this second guided wine tasting, you will taste the estate's top-quality wines internationally recognised and enjoyed for their greatness.
Highlights of the Taste of Tuscany - wines of nobility tour include:
- Visit two historic Tuscan Villa estates
- Wine tastings of award-winning Tuscan Wines with the estate wine experts
- Guided tour of stunning historic wine and olive oil cellars
- Walk through the Italianate gardens
- Beautiful views of Tuscany
- English-speaking tour guide
- Private transport from Florence in a mini-bus