In just one day you can appreciate and learn more about the most known and renowned wines of Tuscany. After your friendly English-speaking driver meets you at your accommodation, your day of experiencing the Tuscan wine region begins.
After a leisurely drive through the beautiful Tuscan landscape, where nature and the works of man have lived together for centuries in an unbeatable balance, your first stop will be an exclusive Chianti winery located in a historic castle or villa. You will visit the wine cellars receiving an up-close look at the production and ageing process of the Chianti wines and also learn about the secret of the extra virgin olive oil making.
You will then be driven through the suggestive region of Montalcino, an area with harmonious landscape of hills dotted with cypresses interrupted by castles, churches, ancient villages of Etruscan origin and farms.
Here you will enjoy a typical Tuscan meal with tasting in a wonderful family winery, which produces Rosso di Montalcino, and top-rated Brunello wines. You will be accompanied by an expert wine grower who will introduce you to the Brunello world.
Finally, a short journey through the magnificent panoramic route of the Val d'Orcia proceeding along the unmistakable clay landscape of the crete senesi (depending on where you are staying, and your preferences the tour might include a stop to the Renaissance village of Pienza) you will reach the walled town of Montepulciano, perched atop one of Tuscany's high peaks, at 605 metres, or 1,950 feet, above sea level. It contains many incredible art treasures, as well as Etruscan and Roman wine cellars, some dating back to the time before Christ. You will visit one of the ancient vaulted town cellars and taste some very good wines.
In the Tuscan wine region, food and wine are elevated to an art form and are approached with almost religious fervour.
Tuscany has perhaps the greatest concentration of Italy’s finest wines: in fact names such as Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano, Sassicaia and Ornellaia have gained international fame for their outstanding quality.
The Tuscan success story can be found in different forms: from ancient noble family producers to Italian winemaking pioneers who have been labelled as “number one” by Wine Spectator.