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LUCCA WINE TOUR

Discovering and tasting authentic local wines in and around Lucca!

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’!

LUXURY WINE TASTING IN SAN GIMIGNANO

Discovering authentic Tuscan wines in a family run winery!

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!

GRAPE TO BOTTLE WINE TOUR IN TUSCANY COUNTRYSIDE

An authentic journey into the culture of vine and wine!
Discover a family run farm winery and enjoy an exclusive wine tasting in an XVIII century estate which outstands in a sea of Tuscan rolling green hills!

Take part to  a delightful experience in Pisa countryside: you will visit a winery located in Terriciola, also known as ‘Città del Vino’, on the road between Pisa and Volterra, in the heart of Tuscany.

Together with the owners you will explore the vineyard, visit the cellar where you will learn all details about the wine making process and, if the weather is good, discover an ancient Etruscan Tomb where barriques were kept until recent time.

The tour will finish with a professional tasting of five authentic high quality local wines, including interesting blends made with native grapes and a superb Chianti DOCG!
 
Then, we will drive to the cosy village of Peccioli for a delicious lunch at a family run Tuscan Trattoria/pastryshop: there they will serve fresh homemade pasta and other typical Tuscan dishes. The meal will finish with a special dessert, the traditional handmade almond crispy ‘Cantucci’ biscuits, which they will bring you pared with a delicious local amber-hued ‘Vinsanto’ (Holy wine)!
A truly heavenly experience!
 
Duration: 5 hours

TEMPRANILLO WINE TOUR IN TUSCANY

Fossil shells, pilgrims & one and only one winery
A unique and exclusive wine tour in Tuscany countryside! Due to the fact that in Medieval time pillgrims from Spain stopped in San Miniato (Pisa) on their way to Rome, seeds of Spanish Tempranillo grapes were grown without any consciousness in this area. Nowedays there is only one local producer of this cru wine in Tuscany! Joining this tour you will have the opportunity to meet him and his family, visit this exceptional vineyard, the cellar and have a tasting of authentic Tempranillo wine – together with San Miniato Super Tuscan, Chianti Riserva D.O.C.G. and Vin Santo del Chianti D.O.C. – all brands made special by a mineral-rich compact land where the vines are grown. A truly fascinating journey through the history of Tuscan wines and exquisite wine tasting experience!

EXQUISITE WINE TASTING ON THE ETRUSCAN COAST

Smell the sea and taste the best wines of Bolgheri region!

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!

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