Excellent tour guide, she was worth 5 stars. If you're looking for lots of great wine and gourmet food you may not find it here. However, the vineyard was beautiful and our guide was amazing and made the night wonderful. We were in a small group of around 8 people and we all hit it off perfectly. It made for a nice way to enjoy the culture and learn about wine. I know I'll never buy a bottle of chianti Classico without a black rooster on the label!
We had a brilliant time. Our guide Matthew was knowledgable and extremely helpful. The two wineries we visited were lovely and the lunch afterward was some of the best food we and #39;ve tasted. Also had good company with the other couple that joined us. All in all was an unforgettable experience
AMAZING! Such great wine and what a great learning experience! Would highly recommend it!
What a wonderful experience. We were the only 2 on the trip so essentially it was a private tour. Matteo was a fabulous guide, very knowledgeable in the area and about wines. We were first brought to Castello Vicchiomaggio where we were given a tour we actually saw the owner of the winery! and had a nice lesson from Matteo on the nuances of Chianti wines, then it was off to Nozzole Winery, where again, it was a private tour through the winery with a wine tasting of 2 of their Chiantis and the evening ended with a dinner at the Castello San Polo where we had dinner in a mediaeval castle. There was a super full moon of the Tuscany hillside. No better way to celebrate my birthday. Even if you don't like wines, I would highly suggest this tour.
What a wonderful tour! We were a very small group and Serena was our guide. She was spectacular! She was overflowing with information and patiently answered all of our questions. She was so passionate about her job and it really reflected on how she cared for us throughout the day. The ride up to the winery while bumpy was beautiful. The dinner was excellent and of course the wine tastings were outstanding. Not to mention all that you learn about the grape harvesting, the wine making processes and of course selecting a true Chianti in the Tuscan region. I felt like an expert when the evening was over. I would highly recommend this tour. Be sure to ask for Serena. She really made the day even better.
Perfect trip from beginning to end. Easy to set up. Easy to connect with the group and host. Simone was awesome! So fun and knowledgeable. Had a wonderful afternoon and have been recommending Viator to everyone since we returned from our trip. Thank you Simone!!
Great tour! We visited three wineries and had a nice dinner at the last one. Our tour guide Matteo was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the wine making process and answered all of our questions. We had a very nice bus driver, Elisio, he also knew a lot about the wineries and area. I highly recommend this tour! Make sure you bring your camera because you will have opportunities for some really nice photos!
What an amazing way to spend an afternoon. We went in the evening, departing at 3 p.m., and had a phenomenal time thanks largely to the excellent information from - and personality of - Serena. We stopped at multiple Vineyards, spoke in great detail about Chianti Classico and other reds. Easy and fun.
Vallerio was our awesome tour guide for the wine tour around Tuscany. This tour was so much fun, how could it not be with wine tastings starting at 10:30 in the morning! We toured three different wineries all very unique from each other and had a nice variety of tastings. Lunch was very good as well and Vallerio was very knowledgable on wines and on the area and was an all around nice guy to be with for a few hours. The bus ride was great as well and we saw a lot of interesting countryside with lots of photo opportunites. By far, this was our favourite tour while in Italy!
It was a fabulous, informative and entertaining tour with great food and wines
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and did a fantastic job! Its a must do tour.
Simply Amazing!!!! We spent the better part of the day with Valerio as our guide. His knowledge of the area, the wines, the history was amazing. He filled our rides with great conversation and more information than we could have ever needed. His appreciation of the wines showed...he wasn't just putting in the time! Loved it!!!!
The best tour I have ever done! Simone was very friendly and knowledgeable! He is passionate about wine and lives to share his knowledge and experience with his guest! I loved that it was a small group. I would highly recommend this tour!!!
This was definitely a highlight of our time in Florence. Our guide, Mateo, was terrific. The whole day was very well organized and the wineries visited were very welcoming. The lunch was outstanding. Highly recommend!
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We had a wonderful tour with our guide, Simone. He was very knowledgeable and pointed out many aspects of wine-making to us at the wineries. He kept us engaged and answered our questions, and was helpful and friendly. The visits to the wineries were very well organized and clear. The small-group format is excellent and I would highly recommend anyone interested in this tour or similar ones that visit wineries to consider the small-group format. The food served was excellent. We sampled several wines on our visit and were able to compare the different types of wines as well as understand how good quality wines should taste. The minivan we rode in was air conditioned and comfortable. The meeting point in Florence was close to Orsanmichele, very convenient. The tour was run very well. The restaurant was another treat - with a cellar and also a small gift shop.
This was a really enjoyable day out. Our guide Serena a sommelier was delightful, very knowledgeable on Chianti and obviously loved her work. With the resurgence in popularity of Rose' and Chianti in many countries it was interesting to learn a little more about the Chianti variety. The wines were outstanding and the three course lunch was plentiful and of a high quality. There is definitely no pressure to buy wines however we couldn't resist and are saving this bottle for a special occasion.
Great wine tasting! Learned a lot about wine and the region. I heard some negative feedback about the large group tours and was very happy we booked this one instead :
We had a great time! The tour guide was excellent--he knew his stuff about Chianti!
We had 2 Mateo's for guides. Both new the area and a lot about wine production. The 2 tastings were very well done and the Tuscan lunch was great
our small group tour was fantastic. good company. tour guide was great, friendly, informative. great locations visited, great wines and great food. an all round excellent experience.
Fantastic food and wine, lovely locations - Matteo was an excellent and informative guide.
Our wine tour with Serena was excellent ! She was very knowledgeable of the region and being a sommelier she had exceptional knowledge of the wines we tasted and how they differed. She was also fun to be with and kept things very interesting. The food on the tour was great for lunch. I would highly recommend the tour and Serena in particular! Thanks for a great time! Jonathan
Very entertaining. Not too long. Wonderful wines and staff. No heavy sales or hidden stops. Absolutely worth the money and we would take this tour again.
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