5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Escape the hustle and bustle of Florence and get a taste for the Tuscan countryside on this 3.5-hour wine tasting and dining experience at a 17th-century villa. Nestled within the Florentine hills, between endless vineyards and olive groves, this charming villa is the perfect setting for a rustic, romantic Tuscan evening. Discover the secret of winemaking on a tour of the grounds and sample four limited-edition types of wine in the cellar, before rounding off the evening with a 4-course feast of tantalizing local cuisine in the picturesque gardens.

Highlights

  • 3.5-hour wine tasting and dinner experience at an authentic 17th-century Tuscan villa with an expert guide
  • Enjoy a tour of the vineyard's grounds and cellar from the villa’s winemaker
  • Learn how wine is made and sample four types of the villa’s limited-edition Tuscan wine
  • Feast on four courses of hearty, Tuscan cuisine in the villa’s picturesque gardens
  • Sit back and relax with a round-trip transfer from Florence

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What You Can Expect

Wine Tasting and Dinner at a Private Tuscan Villa from Florence

Enjoy Tuscan wine and food at a historical villa!

Meet your driver near Santa Maria Novella Station in central Florence to begin your tour. Board your air-conditioned minivan and enjoy a short journey to an enchanting 17th-century villa. Situated among narrow hilly roads, olive groves and vineyards, the villa is a tranquil haven just minutes from Florence’s bustling city center.

On arrival, meet the villa’s winemaker for a tour of the grounds. Look out for wild rabbits and pheasants that may be roaming nearby, and listen to your host as they share sought-after winemaking secrets and stories about the vineyard’s achievements.

As you stroll, learn how the villa produces wine from merlot, sangiovese, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and pinot bianco grapes. After discovering the incredible process of winemaking, indulge in a tasting of some of the villa’s limited-edition wine including two reds, one white and a dessert wine. Savor the distinct flavors as they roll over your tongue.

Next, settle in the villa’s garden, if weather permits, or held inside the villa for a 4-course Tuscan feast. Dine on local culinary delights such as crostini (small slices of grilled or toasted bread with toppings), prosciutto ham, parmesan and Pienza pecorino cheese, pasta, and a traditional meat and potato dish. Vegetarian options are also available. Revel in the mouthwatering combination of regional ingredients as you soak up the incredible panoramic views. Then, enjoy a traditional Italian dessert as you watch the sun slip behind the horizon.

With a full stomach and your thirst quenched, head back to your air-conditioned minivan and relax on your short journey back to the start point.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was fantastic. We were transported to the villa in minivans 12 of us, total. Once there, we were met by Lori, who was very friendly and knowledgeable about the villa and Italian wines. We were led up a path to the main gate, and when we entered, we saw the garden that is shown in the Viator description. We got a little tour of the villa and nearby grape and olive growing fields, then passed though the villa again and stopped outside for some fantastic views of the surrounding Tuscan hill country. Quite stunning. Afterwards, we went into the wine cellar and tasted some white and red wines. Very good. Lori told us all about what to look for and what makes a good wine. After that, we had dinner -- some appetizers prosciutto, chicken liver pate, and a couple of delicious cheeses, Dinner was pork loin and potatoes. Also very good. My wife is a vegetarian and they accommodated her nicely. All in all it was very, very enjoyable. We saw some of the Tuscan countryside, had some good food and wine, and met some lovely and interesting people. The age range was 21 - 60, I'd say, and we all got along just great! Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We enjoyed this tour a lot. Our guide was amazing and the winery was beautiful. The view around the Villa was unforgettable. We has wonderful diner which included several corses and of course wine tasting. The wine was very good. I highly recomend this tour!

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