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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Escape the hustle and bustle of Florence and get a taste for the Tuscan countryside on this 3-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-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

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 August 2014

This was a wonderful experience! As the sole guest, I was treated to a private tour of a beautiful villa. Must return for a week at the B and B. We began in the Olive groves and reviewed the history of the devastation that occurred long ago. The smaller trees are making a beautiful light yellow-green Extra Virgin Oil that has a wonderfully low acid content. It was featured throughout the evening. Dinner was in the B and B dining room and accompanied by 4 delicious wines. A blend of Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay had hints of vanilla, pineapple, and grapefruit. A Sangeovaise that was smooth and elegant, and a "Super Tuscan" blend of Sangeovaise, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Each added a wonderful note to the dish with which it was pared. A wonderful sweet dessert wine rounded out the meal accompanied by almond biscuits to dip into the nectar. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This tour was one of the highlights of my holiday! The villa is absolutely beautiful. Our guide explained us everything about the wine making process. We went into the cellars and then after all the walking we had our wine tasking with a delicious dinner. I highly recommended.
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