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Wine Tour in Tuscany Siena

Tips on planning a wine tour

 

 Wine Tour in Tuscany Siena

 

Herewith some tips to organize better your visit in the wineries of the most famous wines of our Region: Chianti, Brunello, Vernaccia di San Gimignano and Nobile di Montepulciano…

- ‘wine tours’ include visit of the cellars with the explanation about production and wine tasting inside winery’s shop. If you are a wine producer and you want to visit the vineyards you have to do a specific request;

- usually there are fixed tours during the day: one in the morning around 11 a.m., one in the afternoon around 3,00 p.m. so that you can have time enough to take lunch in one of the excellent restaurants nearby and the chance to visit two wineries in a day. For example in one day you can visit Chianti and Vernaccia wineries or Brunello and Nobile di Montepulciano area;

- rates could be fixed or depend on the number of wines you want to taste;

- on Saturday and Sunday usually you can have only the wine tasting and not the visit of the cellar. Other restrictions you can find on holiday time like Christmas and during the low season, from November to March.

- there are no public connections to reach the wineries so, if you don’t come with car, add in your list to rent a car and contact the companies in advance. For example Hertz or Avis (remind that they close on Saturday afternoon, Sunday and holidays). In you have an adventure spirit think about a tour in the Chianti region with a scooter
- book your wine tour in advance because there is a maximum number of people the wineries accept for each tour;

- wine tasting usually includes a slide of bread with oil, bread and cheese (pecorino) but I suggest you to ask in advance more details if the matter is important for you;

- if you want to ship out wine to your home ask direct the wineries; otherwise you can do it by yourself trough Mail Boxes in Siena. They are able to export in compliance with current laws governing the import of wine products also in U.S. territory;

- do in advance all your requests to the wineries: you will save time and will avoid unexpected inconveniences which could make feel you frustrated :-).

Wineries we suggest:

Wine: Chianti and Chianti Classico (red wine)
Area: Chianti
Wineries:
- Rocca di Castagnoli
- Barone Ricasoli: have a look at the post we have already written about this famous winery

Wine: Vernaccia (white wine)
Area: San Gimignano
Wineries:
- Tenuta di Torciano: what a funny man will introduce you in the wine tasting!. He is the owner of the winery, he speaks english, he is a Sommelier and he will teach you all you need to know so that all of your senses -visual, olfaction, taste, hearing and touch- will be able to enjoy the wine.

Wine: Brunello (red wine)
Area: Montalcino
Wineries:
- Poggio Antico
- Castello di Banfi

Wine: Nobile di Montepulciano (red wine)
Area: Montepulciano
Wineries:

- Il Pulcino: I suggest you to stop here for lunch.
 

Last but not least: wine tasting is a pleasure. Please, don’t overdo it!

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Winery at San Gimignano: Tenuta di Torciano

 

 Winery at San Gimignano: Tenuta di Torciano

 

WINE TASTING SCHOOL ” NOBLES AND PRESTIGIOUS TUSCAN WINES WITH LIGHT SNACK”
Euro 10

Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG
Chianti Classico DOCG
Chianti Classico riserva
Brunello di Montalcino
Bartolomeo 2005 Gold Medal (Sangiovese e cabernet sauvignon aged in barriques)
Baldassarre 2005 “Super Tuscan” (Sangiovese, merlot, cabernet sauvignon aged in barriques)
Cavaliere 2005 “Super Tuscan” ( Sangiovese,Merlot aged in barriques)
Vinsanto with Cantuccini

Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Tuscan Bread
Truffle Oil with Tuscan Bread
Balsamic of Modena vinegar 10 years old
To taste with some local products like cheese, salame, finocchiona, Bruschetta, ecc..

TUSCAN LIGHT LUNCH
Euro 15,00

Tuscan salame, Bruschetta (bred with olive oil), pecorino cheese, snacks
RIBOLLITA ( typical Tuscan vegetable soup ) or LASAGNA (typical Tuscan pasta with meat)
CANTUCCINI (Tuscan biscuit)
Chianti DOCG
Chianti Classico DOCG
Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG
Baldassarre 2005 “Super Tuscan” (Sangiovese, merlot, cabernet sauvignon aged in barriques)
Cavaliere 2005 “Super Tuscan” ( Sangiovese,Merlot aged in barriques)
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Vinsanto “Dessert Wine”
Water

SILVER TUSCAN LUNCH
Euro 20,00

Tuscan salame, Bruschetta (bred with olive oil), pecorino cheese, snacks
RIBOLLITA ( typical Tuscan vegetable soup ) and LASAGNA (typical Tuscan pasta with meat)
CANTUCCINI (Tuscan biscuit)
Chianti DOCG
Chianti Classico DOCG
Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG
Baldassarre 2005 “Super Tuscan” (Sangiovese, merlot, cabernet sauvignon aged in barriques)
Cavaliere 2005 “Super Tuscan” ( Sangiovese,Merlot aged in barriques)
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Vinsanto “Dessert Wine”
Water

GOLD TUSCAN BRUNCH
Euro 23,00

Tuscan salame, Bruschetta (bred with olive oil), pecorino cheese, snacks
RIBOLLITA ( typical Tuscan vegetable soup ), LASAGNA (typical Tuscan pasta with meat)
ARISTA ( roast pork) , CHIPS ROST
CANTUCCINI (Tuscan biscuit)
Chianti DOCG
Chianti Classico DOCG
Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG
Baldassarre 2005 “Super Tuscan” (Sangiovese, merlot, cabernet sauvignon aged in barriques)
Cavaliere 2005 “Super Tuscan” ( Sangiovese,Merlot aged in barriques)
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Tuscan Bread
Balsamic of Modena vinegar 30 years old
Vinsanto “Dessert Wine”
Water

For booking send us a request by e-mail.

Days: every day

Hours: 11.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.

We inform you that you need a car to reach the winery.

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