55 reviews of Small-Group Tuscany Wine-Tasting Tour from Florence
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Reviewed by anne marie M, October 2012
Absolutely fabulous. Loved the tour, the wine and the guide were great. The only problem is that we purchased wine from Sonnino Vineyard and have yet to receive it. We've been waiting for 2 months. Sent an email to Viator and hope they can resolve this ASAP.
Reviewed by Rhea, September 2012
We visited two wineries, one small and quaint, the other quite large. Our guide, a sommelier, was very informative and explained the guidelines needed to classify a wine as a Chianti. We were treated to a wonderful lunch at Sonnino, the smaller vineyard, with an excellent array of wines to sample. We can't wait to receive our wines in the mail!
Reviewed by Alexondra P, August 2012
We had a great time on this tour! Loved Castello Sonnino! Matteo was very knowledgable! He even gave us a great restaurant suggestion in Firenze which we went to with our fellow wine tasters that we met on the tour! Thanks!!
Reviewed by Katie R., July 2012
This trip was great! I was looking for a tour that gave a local perspective and really showcased the wine experience. This included olive oil and local balsalmic tastings in addition to great meals. The small group setting was comfortable and easily adaptable.
Reviewed by Darlene B, June 2012
It was just 7 people plus Matteo our 20-something driver/tour guide/Sommelier. Two young couples, 2 single women traveling together and me. We all really hit it off. The Tuscan countryside was all you would expect it to be, dotted with villas, villages, and vineyards. Seas of wild red poppies waved to us road sides and hills and fields. Armies of olive trees and grape vines marched up and down the hillside in millions of straight lines.
Our first stop was at a 600 year-old villa, Castello Sonnino. The very distinguished looking Baron who owns the villa welcomed us. He has over 300 acres and makes both wine and olive oil. Matteo, took us up to the villa to the courtyard to see the view. He then took us on the tour of the wine making process, cellars, etc. Finally we tasted several wines and had lunch there. We all loved it there—very welcoming cozy and comfortable.
After driving through the countryside we went to another villa (this one owned by a prince.) The 600 acre estate was much more extensive and the villa was huge, the views were stunning and the whole operation first class. We toured the wine operation, tasted more wine and had snacks before heading back to the city.
A fabulous day out in the Chianti region of Tuscany filled with fun, food and off course, wine.
Reviewed by Christina S, United Kingdom, April 2013
The tour was good, the wine and food was lovely (even though I wouldn't class the lunch as 3 courses!). I would recommend to others but for what you actually get, it's overpriced.
Reviewed by Rebecca H, November 2012
Good tour but not worth the money. Way over priced!
Reviewed by Marianna S, August 2012
Toured in Aug. 2012. The small-group aspect was nice. The vineyards we visited were a bit run-down. I expected to see vineyards like in Napa Valley, Ca. Our tour guide was knowlegeable. Overall a bit expensive for the type of lunch we were given. If your a wine novice this trip is good for you but if you already have some wine maiking/tasting experience this is not the tour for you.
Reviewed by Michelle C, January 2013
The first winery was great! Our guide has excellent knowledge in relation to the wine making process. The winery was gorgeous and the actual wine and food itself delightful. The next tour was disappointing due to the restaurant we were taken to. I did not rate the food. Overall tour was over priced.
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