Meet your guide and climb aboard a comfortable coach near the Ponte Vecchio in the morning. Relax and enjoy the ride as you leave the city behind and pass through the rolling hills and olive groves of the Tuscan countryside.
The first stop is Fattoria Montecchio winery, a family-run estate offering a great introduction to the heritage and varietals of the Chianti region. Learn about the olive farm and vineyards, and taste three different wines along with silky olive oil. Continue on to Casa Sola winery for a tour of the historic cellars and a lesson in the traditional barrel-aging process, followed by a tasting of another three wines including Chianti Classico and other regional reds.
Having worked up an appetite, get a lesson in the art of food and wine pairing at the next stop, Casa Emma. Savor a typical Tuscan meal featuring antipasti such as pecorino cheese, prosciutto, salami and bruschetta, along with delicious homemade pasta and cantuccini almond biscotti for dessert. During the meal, sip a selection of estate wines including Super Tuscans paired to bring out each course’s flavors.
After a delightful morning in the countryside, the 5-hour tour concludes back at the original departure point in Florence.