Our mission is to make you enjoy unique experiences in Tuscany. Therefore, we selected for you the best wineries. They are small-medium properties and we have been working with them for many years. We think that they are the right place to discover the real Tuscan flavours, since they go hand in hand with our idea of authenticity. For this reason, we don't like to bring our guests to huge wine producers, but we prefer you experience the real Chianti region. In the local cellars, you will enjoy the best wines together with local products perfectly paired.
The second part of our tour will take you to San Gimignano, the "Manhattan of the Middle Ages". Once we approach this medieval town, you understand why people call it that way. Indeed, you'll see 14 stone towers rising from the hill. These towers were synonym of power in the past and the richest families used to create high towers to show their wealth. It was very expensive to build and maintain a tower.
Moreover, many pilgrims visited San Gimignano in the past because of its location. As a matter of fact, the old Via Francigena runs through this astonishing hamlet. It was the old pilgrim route going from Canterbury to Rome through Switzerland and France.
This town is a Unesco site for its well-preserved buildings and artistic value. San Gimignano is famous for the white wine produced here, Vernaccia. Also other local products worth a taste, like saffron and golden ham (cured-dry with local saffron).
Departure from your accommodation/hotel in Florence
9:45 Pick up
We will pick you up directly at your accomodation, and then we will drive in direction of the Chianti Classico.
10:15 Arrival at the first winery of our program.
On our way to the winery, you will appreciate the beauty of this area and understand why many people consider it one of the most charming wine routes in the world. Then we'll move to the next winery.
12:30 Visit of the second winery and explanations about the wine making process inside the beautiful villa up on the hills.
You will taste delicious Pecorino (sheep cheese), ham, salami, bruschetta with extra virgin olive oil and fresh tomatoes. A taste of balsamic vinegar is also included in this experience.
15.00 Visit of the ancient village of San Gimignano.
17.00 We will drop off you at your hotel (please consider this is only a suggested time-table and that we can schedule tailor made private tour according to your needs).