What a fantastic experience! This was by far my favourite tour in Florence!
Not only was the wine exceptional and the dinner exquisite, the tour was so informative and interesting. Our tour guide I can't remember her name...ah!! was so knowledgeable, and since she was American, she was able to answer more extensive questions in English and with a good amount of detail. Next time I'm in Florence, I totally want to stay at the B and B at this villa!
Gorgeous location the Hollywood area of Florence, great variety of features on the property old parts of the house, interesting variety of crops in the garden/greenhouse, beautiful view, and abundance of wine and delicious food!
My only regret was that I couldn't buy more wine to take home!
We loved it and would highly recommend it to anyone who likes wine and food. We purchased a few bottles to bring home too.
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We did this tour the first night we arrived in Florence and had a terrific time. The meeting point was very easy to find and we were greeted there by a young man who confirmed our tour. A driver, Andre, then drove us out to the Villa, which was about 15 minutes outside of the center of Florence. The villa is also a BB place, so there are other guests around the property, although we did not meet any the night we were there. Entering the estate, we drove through vineyards and olive fields and when we arrived at the house, we were greeted by Alessandro. He is a young man in his early 30s who is very knowledgeable about wine. We sat by the pool area and chatted about Tuscan wines, the grapes that go into them and good years and bad years. It was a fun conversation. Next, we saw the fermentation vats, of which there are just three relatively small ones. The vineyard only makes a few thousand bottles each year, quite different from the vast operations we have seen in California. We also went into the barrel room, which has amazing history and character. Here we sampled a white along with some delicious bruschetta. We continued our wine discussion and Alessandro guided us as we drank as to certain flavors to look for, how it felt on the tongue and other tips. We went through some more rooms in the house, outside to see the garden and some of the vines up close and then into a dining room. Here we had a full 4 course meal: antipasto, pasta course a delicious pork roast, and dessert. We met the chef who cooked the meal and were fortunate to meet the owner of the villa, who dropped in to say hello. We were able to purchase some wine and olive oil from the estate, which we look forward to using soon. Around 9:30, we were met again by Andre, who drove us back to Florence. It was a memorable, enjoyable, pleasant evening. One warning: if you go in summer, put on anti-mosquito spray, as this place is outside the city center.
Top marks. Fantastic wine and great dinner in memorable surroundings. Was a highlight of the trip and would highly recommend.
This tour was amazing!
Our wine tasting was a wonderful experience, exactly what I thought Florence would be like. The driver, the tour guide julia and the owner who met with us and toured his home with us as well were all great. The food, wine and views were exactly what we hoped it to be. I would highly recommend this tour! A great way to see and taste Florence.
Guila is awesome the best tour guide I ever had. This event was our most memoriable evening in Florence.
WOW!!! We had the best time! Alex was wonderful and very knowledgable about the wine and olives! But, most of all it felt like we were at someone's home for a party! Lots of laughter, great food and of course the wine! If you are looking for a wonderful relaxing evening while you are in Florence this is the place to be. You will leave with a smile on your face! 5 Stars
AWESOME! The estate is well kept and the tour guide was very knowledgeable as he was taking us through the site. Dinner was delicious!! Traditional 4-course Italian mean with Grappa or Vin Santo at the end with some almond biscuits while sipping on the vineyards beautiful white and red wines. It is pretty exclusive winery since they produce only 5k bottles a year and only direct sell it at the winery, so make sure you purchase a couple for your personal wine stash.
This tour was amazing!
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