Plunge into an enchanting evening at the sunset with succulent food, and wine at an authentic Chianti estate. Booking this trip from Siena will take you on one of the most magical Tuscany wine tours.
The tour combines a unique gastronomic experience with the charm of a typical rural estate. Upon arrival at the farm in the lavish Tuscan countryside, the hosts will welcome you with a classic Italian aperitivo. You will be able to savor the taste of local produce surrounded by vineyards, watching the sun set over them.
Afterward, we will invite you to sit down for an indulgent four-course meal that will paint your picture of Tuscan culinary culture. After the lush dinner, our professional tour leaders will take you for a leisurely nighttime walk in the lovely village of Castellina. This small medieval village with Etruscans roots is full of historic sites and quaint streets. Get ready to experience a lovely, romantic evening overflowing with good food, wine, culture, and exceptional moments.
Tuscany has far more to offer than artistic and cultural masterpieces. It also possesses breathtaking countryside, gastronomic delicacies, and mouth-watering wine. Chianti wine is one of the most famous in the world. It would be a pity missing out on an opportunity to taste it right where its made. Organizing all this on your own can be a bit challenging. Especially so, if you don't speak Italian or have a larger group to look after.
Booking Tuscany wine tours with us take the burden of the organization off your shoulders. We take care of all the practical details. All you need to do is show up and enjoy! We designed this evening in the countryside to pamper all your senses and simply let you relax.
In addition to all that, our tours of Tuscany guarantee comfortable transport by an air-conditioned mini-van, friendly multilingual escorts, as well as a free pickup and dropoff service.
Chianti area hides between the provinces of Siena and Florence. Many Italians consider it the heart of the old Tuscany. More than its landscape, Chianti is famous for its high-quality ruby-red wine. In fact, the winemaking tradition in the region goes back hundreds of years.
The initial incarnations of Chianti wine appeared in the 13th century. Interestingly, the first Chianti wines were white. Still, they were amazing enough to make the wine and the vineyards it came from famous. Soon, the whole area was referred to as Chianti, not just the wine.
Chianti area became official in Middle Ages when three villages (Radda, Gaiole, Castellina) formed a Lega del Chianti. The territory of these three villages became the spiritual and historical heart of the Chianti region.
However, as grew Chianti's in popularity, so did the demand of other Tuscan towns for the right carry this label. Therefore, the borders of the Chianti area saw endless expansions and subdivisions along the course of history. Unavoidably, the variety of soil and microclimates of these new additions resulted in Chianti wine with various quality. The problem got so out of control, by the 1980s, public associated the once complex Chianti with a mass-market wine.
Thankfully, the DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) put an end to this madness. Today, only a few wineries can label their wines Chianti. Each wine estate keeps its own unique recipe which, however, needs to abide by the strict DOCG rules!
Does the idea of a quiet evening in the Tuscan countryside filled with sensory experiences appeal to you? Then don't hesitate any longer and book our Tuscany wine tour from Siena today!