Visit two private estates in the heart of Chianti for an exclusive tasting experience. Relax and enjoy some of the best, and most authentic, sights and tastes of one of Italy’s most famous wine counties.
Highlights of the private Taste of Tuscany Wine Tour: Wines of Nobility
Taste of Tuscany – Wines of Nobility tour include:
Have a private driver/guide meet you for private transport from Florence
Visit two historic Tuscan Villa estates
Enjoy tastings of award-winning Tuscan Wines with the Tuscan Villa estate experts
Have an extra-virgin olive oil tasting with cheese and bread
Wander through the stunning historic wine and olive oil cellars
Stroll through the Italianate gardens
Take in beautiful vistas of Tuscany
The finer tour details:
Includes: English-speaking tour guide; private transportation from Florence; a walk through olive groves; guided visit of two estate wineries, an orciaia (olive oil cellar), and olive mill; tasting of a total of 5 estate wines (including one Vin Santo dessert wine paired with dried fruits); tasting of 2 extra-virgin olive oils with bread and cheese; stunning Tuscan views; and, great company!
Length: 4-4.5 hours
Weather: This tour may be changed due to bad weather. Please confirm with the Artviva office prior to the tour start time.
The stunning and historic villas on the estates you will be visiting on are the homes of two of Italy’s most noble and important families.
From the cypress-lined drives, see the majestic, Renaissance styling of the Villas back-dropped by the picturesque hillside. See a classical Italian garden and cypress-lined park on the Villa estate, which imbue the property with an elegance that exalts its countryside surrounds.
The first Tuscany Villa estate, situated within the Chianti region, features a vineyard adorned by near 50 hectares of vines, the grapes from which are skillfully turned into award-wining Chianti Classico. Here you will see where the estate traditionally stored the olive oil in the ‘Orciaia’, which is one of the most historic in the world. Olive trees bear fruit in the on-site olive grove, covering some 80 hectares, before being hand-collected and then cold-pressed into Tuscany’s famous ‘liquid gold’, extra virgin olive oil. Whilst visiting this estate, you will be invited to tour the winery with the estate’s own expert, before having a tasting of 3 estate wines including a Chianti Classico tasting, as well as tasting 2 extra-virgin olive oil varieties accompanied by traditional Tuscan bread and cheese, to allow you to truly savour the traditional tastes of the area.
The second Tuscany Villa estate has been owned by the same nobile family since the mid-1500s. Comprising over 200 hectares of vineyards, olive groves, pastures and woodland, the estate has been producing top-quality vintages (including one Vin Santo dessert wine that is perfectly paired with dried fruits), as well as extra virgin olive oil made here for hundreds of years. These traditional tastes are internationally recognised for their greatness, as you will discover during your guided tasting.
We’ll confirm the meeting point with you after booking.
If you would like a private transfer to the meeting point please choose the optional add-on.
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
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.
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Price per person depends on the size of your private group
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