Despite Lucca is best-known for making high quality extra virgin olive oil, the production of wine is attested in this area at least since XV century.
Just a few km from the ring of its imposing Renaissance walls, you come across with several hectaries of land surrounding the medieval hilltop village of ‘Vivinaria’, at present Montecarlo (Mons of Carulis) di Lucca, which were long before grown with vines by the Romans.
At present there are some glorious family run wineries who have been specializing in Super Tuscan wines, sparkling wine (spumante) as well as intersting cru given by native grapes.
With the help of a passionate sommelier, Martina has personally selected them to let you make a unique and memorable experience.
Please, feel free to ask Martina to craft your own multisensory itinerary along the ‘wine and olive oil trail of Lucca’!
Learn about and taste authentic Vernaccia and Chianti Wines in a family run farm winery, located only half a mile away from the fascinating walled town of San Gimignano, in the heart of Tuscany!
A member of the family will welcome you in the beautiful garden or tasting room of an XVIII century stone cottage, with a beautiful view on medieval towers and a vineyard and olive grove, which you will visit before or after the tasting.
As soon as you take your seat at a beautifully set table, you will relax and feel in peace with your heart. That it will be the time to indulge your senses in the tasting of 4/5 authentic local wines, including a high quality golden crispy Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG and a powerful Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG.
In addition you will have the opportunity to taste several flavored and natural e.v.o oils which are produced by the owners.
Last but not least, the tasting will be pared with delicious homemade appetizers and snacks!
A truly authentic slow travel experience!
Take a delightful forty-five minutes drive along the ‘Etruscan coast’, just south of Livorno, and reach the ‘strada del vino’ (wine road) of Bolgheri Region with your expert local guide Martina! She will let you make a truly authentic multisensory wine tasting experience: You will learn about the prestigious Bolgheri DOC and enjoy seven of the top Super Tuscan brands.
First you visit a family run organic winery: after a tour of the vineyard and the cellar accompany by one of the members of the family, you will enjoy an exclusive wine tasting (3 Super Tuscan and 1 Vermentino wines).
Then, you will head to the enchanting, medieval village of Bolgheri, where you will enjoy the second wine tasting, hosted inside Bolgheri’s oldest wine cellar (built in XVIII century): there you will taste world-class wines!
The tour will finish with a fresh and delicious gelato from Bolgheri’s famous gelato maker or a gourmet Tuscan lunch in our favorite restaurant in the village!
Alternative option (to be booked in advance and takes an extra 3 hour) -After the wine tasting, you will drive to a local Chef’s house and in a cosy typical Tuscan kitchen you will prepare a full course menu: from antipasti to dessert you will follow traditional recipes passed down in her family for generations. You will get a great introduction to Italian culinary traditions and cuisine!