You are certainly missing out on a lot if you choose not to take one of the most spectacular visits offered in Florence. When you feel the need to get out of the city center and enjoy your time in one of the numerous surrounding wineries in the area, be sure to find someone who not only will take you there, but make that experience an unforgettable journey.
Below are the best wine tours in Florence:
Grape Tours: Super Chianti
This small group excursion lasting for a day covers all the best wine in Florence. This tour involves lunch at Dario Cecchini’s popular butcher shop in Panzano, informative guided visits of wineries and two vineyards, and a visit to the strangely unique village called Greve. Guests will get an in-depth knowedge of the full process of winemaking from grape to glass, under the proper guidance of an expert sommelier. Special attention is provided during the tastings in order to show what actually gives Tuscan wines their distinctive characteristics.
Italy on a Budget: Grape Escape Winery Tour
This is a budget-priced wine tour designed for young travelers (ages 18 to 35). They usually aren’t strict about the maximum age and on being asked about the upper limit, they will often say 41 or 45. So if you are a fun person, you’ll be fine. After you leave from Florence, the tour will travel to San Gimignano – home of Vernaccia. This is the best white wine variety of Tuscany’s. This tour doesn’t cover much of the winemaking process instead it focuses more on tasting (drinking).
Tuscany Vespa Tour
This scooter tour visit is flat out fun and exhilarating. It will take you to a 12th-century castle for their winery and vineyard, followed by an olive oil and wine tasting. You can climb the tower for panoramic views of the Chianti wine country. Visitors often drive their scooters through past villas, winding hills, ancient olive groves, and vineyards.
Under the Tuscan Sun: Chianti Shared Wine Tour Half Day
This is the best half-day wine tour of Florence. This small group tour will head to two vineyards in the Chianti Classico region. These offer a behind-the-scenes look into the whole winemaking procedure from harvesting to fermenting to bottling. Both wineries allow you to taste three or so varieties from different vintages, mainly Chiantis, with the mixture of one or two Super Tuscans.
Walkabout Florence: Chianti Wine and Food Safari
This four-wheel full day drive tour allows you to discover some of the less accessible areas of the Chianti Classico region and its focus is primarily on Tuscan food traditions like wine-pairings and olive oils. All you have to do for an exclusive look at their winemaking process and olive oil mills is visit two wineries, one at an award-winning vineyard and the other at an aristocratic villa.
Angie’s Personal Tour: Chianti and Super Tuscan Tour
This is a full-day tour highlighting the unique flavors of the Super Tuscan wines and Chianti, of boutique vineyards between Siena and Florence, alongside other local varieties of rosé and white. Tours can either be scheduled for three wineries with lunch or four wineries without lunch. You need not worry as there will be plenty of snacks. The visit of the first two wineries will include tasting and tours of the vineyards and cellars, where you are showed and explained the winemaking process. The third stop will focus more on pairing and tasting, and less on wine making. In case you have come for tours with four stops, the final winery shows off a 12th century cellar and a 14th century olive grove.
You have plenty of amazing wine tour options to choose from, so make sure you have a lovely time. 🙂
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