GRAND WINE TOUR OF TUSCANY
OCTOBER 16-24, 2019
9 Days/8 Nights
ARCHITECTURAL WINERY WONDERS & HISTORIC WINERIES
From Maremma to Montalcino, Montepulciano, & Chianti Classico through Renaissance & Medieval hilltop towns
TRAVEL WITH ME from the Etruscan coast of Tuscany in Maremma, to the picturesque Val D’Orcia and charming Chianti Classico wine regions.
With this Italia Dolce Vita tour, journey through a Grand Culinary & Wine experience while discovering the most charming areas of Tuscany, dotted with lush winyeard covered rolling hills, slender cypress lined roads, and quaint Medieval and Renaissance hilltop towns on the horizon.
Tuscany is one of the most breathtaking and preserved regions in Italy where landscapes are protected by UNESCO World Heritage. Here incredible wines have all evolved over time and the culinary traditions have remained closely linked to the territory from the Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, to the now highly prized Bolgheri and Maremma Supertuscan wines.
The slow paced culinary and wine experiences selected are exclusive and will surprise the wine enthusiast and satisfy the most discerning wine connoisseur.
Begin on the Etruscan Coast in the Maremma region, considered Tuscany’s Wild West where few tourist roam. Once swamp land, it has opened to farmland and vineyards gaving life to world reknowned SuperTuscan wines, and it is in Bolgheri are these wines excel. The tour includes visits to pioneer winemakers as well as newcomers like Petra, Michele Satta, and Grattamacco.
The tour continues to spectacular Val D’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape, where charming medieval towns of Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, and Bagno Vignoni await. Breathtaking and picture perfect landscapes! Learn to make pecorino cheese in Pienza. Visit single vineyard Tenuta Nuovo Brunello of Casanova de Neri and boutique producer Terre Nere and top quality producers of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano like Poliziano.
In the Chianti Classico region, wineries like Felssina, Volpaia and Dievole, to name a few, birthplace of Chianti Ricasoli welcome us.
Also enjoy a truffle hunt and lunch in San Gimignano and a hands-on cooking lesson at typical Tuscan farmhouse.
Enjoy privately led guided tours include the city of Siena, the Etruscan archaeological park of Populonia, and the hilltop towns with their ancient traditions and history.
Great wines, delicious food, and history will make this tour an unforgettable experience!
Join me for our 4th year on this highly reviewed food and wine tour of fabulous Tuscany!
● 8 nights in charming Tuscan accommodations
● Expertly led private guided city walking tours
● Private VIP vineyard and cellar tours with sit-down tastings
● Authentic lunches and dinners paired with wines
● Explore the treasures of Gothic Siena
● Cheese making class and tasting of Percorino di Pienza
● Tuscan cooking lesson
● Private San Gimignano Tower visit
● Truffle Hunting
● Sommelier/Wine Specialist led tours in Maremma, Montalcino, Montepulciano, and Chianti
● Airport transfers at arrival on 10/16 from Rome Airport and at departure on 10/24 to Florence Airport
● Leisure time
● …and much more
Post Tour Options: Piemonte Food & Wines (October 24-31, 2019) and Emilia Romagna (October 31-November 6, 2019)