wine tasting tours and winery visits
Best wine tours in Tuscany
Discover the best of Tuscany in a unique way riding an e-bike through the Chianti hills. Visit a boutique winery and indulge in a typical Tuscan lunch. Tour an olive oil mill and taste their... See More
Dive into Chianti’s wine producing history and tradition to get a real insight into the realm of world-class Tuscan wine. You will visit two renowned wineries and a boutique winery for a Tus... See More
In the 17th and 18th centuries young European aristocrats and cultivated Americans used to set off on a voyage of learning through Italy, birthplace of Western history and all art, a lifetim... See More
A thrilling off-road journey in the Chianti wine region aboard a rumbling Range Rover Defender! Enjoy a full day Tuscan countryside tour departing from Florence. Once in the Chianti hills, ... See More
Explore the legendary Chianti hillside, with its delightful villages and dazzling wineries, journeying along cypress-lined roads aboard a rumbling vintage Vespa! Meet your private dedicated... See More
Why Visit Tuscany?
Tuscany is one of the most picturesque, atmospheric and romantic regions of Italy. Lauded as the true birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, this idyllic region is renowned for its timeless natural landscapes, rich artistic legacy and enchanting medieval towns. However, it is as much a feast for the taste buds as the eyes and the soul. Many wine lovers around the world regard Tuscany as the jewel in the crown of Italy's wine culture, and the region is abundant with gastronomic delights. If you’re planning a wine and food tasting holiday, then look no further!
WINE TASTING TOURS IN TUSCANY
Tuscany proudly produces some of the world’s most reputable wines: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The region boasts a centuries-long viticultural history, and the picture-postcard Chianti hills are dotted with ancient wine estates run by passionate winemakers who relish the opportunity to share stories and a glass or two of their produce with interested visitors. Take a private wine tasting tour or join a small group to learn about and sample the best Tuscan wines.
FOOD TASTING EXPERIENCES IN TUSCANY
A food pilgrimage to Italy is not complete without taking a food tasting tour in Tuscany. The region is abundant with prized local produce from olives, porcini and chestnuts to wild game and salami. Even the tomatoes are mouthwatering! Truffles are the jewel in Tuscany’s gastronomic crown and the autumn months are the best time of year to join a truffle hunting tour. If, like us, you fall in love with the local cuisine, book a cooking class so you can recreate the flavours and bring back memories of your Tuscany wine and food holiday when you return home.
MORE REASONS TO VISIT TUSCANY
There is more to Tuscany than fabulous food and quality wine (although these alone are reason to visit!) The region is home to historical cities, medieval palaces and ancient hill-top hamlets. Explore the magnificent Renaissance architecture of Florence, the spectacular Gothic Duomo of Siena and wonder at Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower. Take a break from wine tasting to admire the beauty of Montepulciano, the medieval skyscrapers of San Gimignano, and wander the cobbled streets of Montalcino.
WINERIST INSIDER TIP
With so much to see and taste in Tuscany it’s difficult to know where to begin. If you’re a first time visitor to Tuscany here’s what we recommend in a week. Start with two days in Florence enjoying the city’s food scene, before heading to Chianti Classico for countryside immersion and Chianti tasting. Finish your trip exploring the medieval towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, sampling Brunello di Montalcino and the cheese of Val d'Orcia.