The Tuscan area famous for the wine of the same name.
The Tuscan area famous for the wine of the same name.
Chianti wines are named after a hilly region of Tuscany, south of Florence and north-east of Siena where wine has been made for centuries. The earliest documented mention of wine from this area dates to 1378. Curiously, Chianti wine has enjoyed regulation long before most other wine has.
The first protective legislation was introduced in 1713 under Grand Duke Cosimo III. It forbade wine that did not come from this area from calling itself ‘Chianti’. Today, only wine produced and bottled in the Chianti zones may be called and sold as ‘Chianti.’ In the 1830s Baron Bettino Ricasoli, making wine at Brolio, set down the “formula” for good Chianti: red varietals: at least 75% sangiovese, 5-10% canaiolo; white (10% max.): malvasia or trebbiano.
Today, both the white red varietals are optional, aside from the obligatory sangiovese ,75% minimum. Chianti is aged one year; riserva two. Chianti wines are made today from grapes grown in a wider area than the area of Chianti itself: the Chianti wine-making zones reach as far south as the hills of Siena (Chianti dei Colli Senesi) into the area around Florence, and run west almost to Pisa.
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The charming medieval Oltrarno quarter hides a dark and mysterious past. Let our experts lead you through its intriguing history on this unique twilight adventure, before taking the edge off with a glass of Italian wine.
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A unique and active way to take in gorgeous vistas, led by an expert guide and including a traditional Tuscan lunch, and olive oil and wine tasting.
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The original Best of Tuscany tour with a small group-Savour the sights, smells and tastes of the region on this visit to three captivating hilltop towns. Our small-group expeditions, led by fabulous local guides, also offer a delicious lunch and wine tasting at a traditional estate.
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Riding out from Florence, experience a fun and fabulous half-day ride through the splendid countryside. Have a light Tuscan snack, a cellar visit and wine tasting at a stunning Renaissance villa, this excursion will exercise your legs and your tastebuds!
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Enjoy a slice of the good life on this ultimate local experience. Be treated to a wine tasting of a traditional estate’s award-winning wines, as well as a cellar visit and gourmet lunch, before having time to laze beside a private pool with stunning views of hilly countryside.
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Immerse yourself in the classic Tuscan countryside for a few hours. Relax poolside at an exclusive private estate with stunning views of the landscape. What’s more, you can also enjoy a traditional lunch with superb local wine!
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Choose your very own Tuscan wine adventure! Visit vineyards and wineries in this stunningly beautiful and world-famous wine producing region. Enjoy an exciting day of sampling the finest local wines under the expert tutelage of our professional guide.
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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.
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Join our internationally-renowned expert specialising in the Tuscan region as he introduces you to top viticulturalists and their estates. You’ll meet Italy’s most famous wine-producing families and taste their superb products on this exclusive Tuscan wine tasting class.
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Experience the simple pleasures that make this area one of Italy’s most famous, and loved regions. The magnificent countryside plays host to a half-day full of hiking, followed by a feast of the freshest local delicacies, accompanied (as always!) by the best regional wines.
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Become a personal “stakeholder” in the vintage of a prestigious wine when you book this unique insider’s tour led by an Italian prince. Acquire your own piece of Tuscany to treasure as you tour the most magnificent vineyards in the region.
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Let us organise a captivating evening for you in Florence with our wine tasting and speaker event. Join distinguished patron presenters such as Prince Duccio Corsini, Count Niccolò Capponi and Count Sebastiano Capponi for inspirational entertainment.
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Learn to prepare a delicious 4-course meal comprised of traditional recipes, in the kitchen of a historic 13th-century villa estate. Discover the secrets behind making a delectable traditional meal on a cooking experience suitable for all skill levels.
Wine - Private & Exclusive Tours - Families & Kids - Eco-Friendly Tours - from € 97.50
Delve into Italy's passionate love affair with food and the intimate role it plays in the country’s culture. Spend a morning with a local foodie sampling Italian delicacies and the fresh local ingredients. Learn the secrets behind creating traditional and delicious Tuscan feasts.
Wine - Eco-Friendly Tours - from € 32.00
This informal yet informative lesson will lead you through the basic techniques of one of the most pleasant professions in the world – that of Sommelier! Our friendly expert will invite you to taste three traditional Italian wines, imparting their valuable wisdom as they go.
Wine - Countryside - Exclusive Experiences - Families & Kids - Eco-Friendly Tours - Special Discounted Packages - € 135.00
Step and stomp back in time on this fun adventure. As part of one of our favorite tours of Tuscany, partake in a private pressing in the old-fashioned way – with a grape stomping!
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