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Enjoy a true taste of the Tuscany on a 3.5-hour dinner and wine tasting experience at a villa in the Florentine hills. Departing from Florence, a guide will lead the way to a 17th-century estate where you’ll tour the grounds and learn the winemaker’s secrets. In the private cellar, sip and swirl four limited-edition blends before topping off the night with a sumptuous 4-course Tuscan meal in the gardens. Your evening will conclude with drop-off back at your hotel in central Florence.

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!

Your tour will begin in central Florence near Santa Maria Novella Station, where you’ll hop aboard your minivan with your guide. Travel a short distance outside of the city center to reach the scenic vineyards and olive groves that surround the 17th-century villa.

Take a tour of the picturesque grounds with the villa’s winemaker and listen to some of the secrets of the trade. Hear about the villa’s production process and learn how blends are created from merlot, cabernet sauvignon, sangiovese and pinot bianco grapes.

Then, toast cin cin! Sample the villa’s limited-edition red, white and dessert wine, soaking up the characteristics of each.

Afterward, take a seat in the gardens if the weather is clear, or inside the villa for a 4-course feast. Savor local specialties such as crostini, parmesan and Pienza pecorino cheese, prosciutto ham, a traditional meat dish and pasta, with vegetarian options available. Take in the villa’s panoramic views while you dine on the fresh ingredients of Tuscan classics. Don’t forget to save room for the traditional Italian dessert served after dinner.

Your evening out will conclude with a smooth ride back to your original departure point in Florence.

Customer Reviews

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

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.

William S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Top marks. Fantastic wine and great dinner in memorable surroundings. Was a highlight of the trip and would highly recommend.

kenny g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Gary S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

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.

Stacy N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Guila is awesome the best tour guide I ever had. This event was our most memoriable evening in Florence.

Michael S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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

docshmitty

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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.

Ginny B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was amazing!

Vladimir P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We were very pleased to have chosen this tour . We were in Florence is not much time. And this tour allowed us to get to know the beautiful villa with the traditions of wine-making , supported by unique even in small scale. Special thanks to our guide and sommeliers - for Laura . We had a unique combination - Tuscan scenery , wine and a good dinner at a small company. Thank you !

Lydia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

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