Grape Stomping in Tuscany! – Private Tuscany Wine Tour Experience

Enjoy a grape Stomping in Tuscany tour and crush grapes like the Romans did, with wine tasting and lunch at a Tuscan villa.

Tread grapes and make wine during the vintage!

Always wanted to try grape stomping! Discover traditional wine-making methods during this complete wine tour in one of Italy’s top-producing wine regions!

What is Grape Stomping?

Grape stomping, also known as grape treading, is a traditional winemaking method that involves crushing grapes with bare feet to extract their juices for fermentation. This ancient technique dates back to early civilizations and is often associated with the romanticized imagery of wine-making festivals and celebrations.

How to they make wine treading grapes?

Grape stomping begins with carefully harvested grapes being placed in a container, often a large wooden barrel or vat. Participants, usually barefoot, step into the container and rhythmically press down on the grapes, breaking their skins and releasing the juices. This process also helps to mix the grape solids and skins, which contributes to the flavor, color, and tannin extraction.

Do they still make wine using feet?!

While modern winemaking methods have largely replaced grape stomping with mechanical presses for efficiency and hygiene reasons, some wineries still practice it as a cultural event or tourist attraction. Grape stomping serves as a charming reminder of the age-old craftsmanship and labor-intensive processes involved in winemaking

Highlights of the Grape Stomping in Tuscany wine experience tour include:

  • Visit a historic villa and estate vineyard close to Florence.
  • Learn about the harvest process and discover how the grapes are turned into award-winning wine on a guided tour of the cellar
  • Try your hand (or rather, foot) at the traditional ‘pigéage’ method
  • Partake in a tradition that dates back to at least 3rd century CE with the first representations of grape stomping depicted at a Roman harvest party
  • Enjoy a traditional light Tuscan lunch with a glass of wine served pool-side*
  • You can even take a dip if you’d like to enjoy a swim in the pool!
  • Surround yourself with stunning views.

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Tour Details

Vineyard and cellar visit, stomping (pigeage) plus a light Tuscan lunch with wine.

This activity is available upon confirmation from 1st September to 9th October. Additional dates may be available upon request.

Minimum required to confirm the experience -tour:
2 persons

*In cases of wet weather, lunch will be served in the cellar instead.

Meeting Point

Meeting point will be provided after booking


We accept most major credit cards and payment forms. Please see the bottom of our website for the payment types accepted.

Most of our customers enjoy having the benefits of a private tour. You have your own guide. You can have rest stops when you like. We can tailor the tour to suit your needs and preferences. We always choose the best guide for your needs, whether you are a family, an art school, or a company doing an incentive event.

All our tours except our Sex, Drugs and Renaissance tour are kid friendly. When doing a private tour with us, you have your own guide, so tell us in the notes of the booking the ages of your kids and we will tailor the tour and choose a guide that’s great for kids for you. We also have 4 special kids’ tours in Florence.

No large bags or backpacks in museums, in churches shoulders and knees must be covered so bring a scarf to cover your shoulders. IF it’s a walking, bicycle or a countryside tour make sure to bring comfortable shoes.

It’s important for everyone to bring their ID

student or children for the museum

All tours are conducted in English only unless otherwise noted or requested. Other languages available for all private tours on request.

We recommend arriving 15 minutes before departure time for all tours and services

We are offering mainly Private and some Semi-private tours at the moment. We do not offer many semi private small group tours anymore due to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. The difference between Private and Semi-private is that the private tours are fully private tours with your own guide and the Semi-private are small shared group tours where individuals can join others.

Knees and shoulders must be covered to enter the churches! Travelling in hot weather? Don’t worry, you can drape a shawl over your shoulders.

If you enjoyed your tour and would like to give your guide a token of appreciation, tips are happily accepted. When asked, the office staff recommends whatever amount you feel comfortable with giving.

Yes, visit our Get In Touch page for all our contact details.

Save time by browsing our website for ideas on romantic getaways, historic residences, palace and castle stays, beautiful views, good value vacations, classic Tuscan country holidays and top attractions. Stop by to chat with us about the best shopping and restaurants in Florence and Tuscany!

Yes. ArtViva, The Original and Best Walking Tours is an ASTA registered company based in Florence, Italy, respecting national and international laws and regulations regarding tourism. (Chamber of Commerce Number 516411)


4 reviews for Grape Stomping in Tuscany! – Private Tuscany Wine Tour Experience

  1. Tyeshia Grosvenor

    My two friends and I had an amazing time. Our tour guide Paul was knowledgeable and very down to earth which made the tour more enjoyable. Does get hot while standing in the vineyard. One thing to remember is to pack a swimsuit for the opportunity to go for a swim which my friends and I forgot. Overall a great time would definitely recommend!

  2. Jamie Eyre

    Our guide Alessandro was awesome. The vineyard was stunning. The production process informative and of course the grape stomping was quite the fun experience. The wine, olive oil, and food was delicious. Highly recommend!

  3. Kurt Yanke

    Yes! Alexander was an awesome guide with that personal touch. Best tour yet!

  4. Sarah Woods

    This was truly a fun experience! Our guide took us to a beautiful Tuscan Villa where we met the owner of the villa/micro winery. After giving us a full description about the process of making wine, they invited us to pick the grapes ourselves. Then with those grapes, we stomped them into mush! Afterwards, we were invited for a wine tasting and lunch of delicious pasta. we talked with our guide about the area and learned a lot. Then we had a tour of the villa which was absolutely breathtaking. Would 100% recommend this tour! Check out my Youtube channel, “Not Your Average Abroad” and look out for our Epic Trip Through Tuscany Video. there you can watch clips of the tour and the fun we had! Hope you enjoy!

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