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  • Chianti Rufina historic cellars
    Price from 170 eur per person
  • Chianti Rufina historic cellars
    Price from 170 eur per person
  • Chianti Rufina historic cellars
    Price from 170 eur per person

Chianti Rufina historic cellars

Small-group wine tour of 2 Chianti estates housed in a Medieval castle and a Renaissance villa.

Castle and Chianti wine tour from Florence

 

Chianti Rufina small-group wine tour in a nutshell

This Wine Castles tour takes you through the Chianti Rufina, one of the smallest wine sub-zones of Chianti which is famous for the longevity of its wines. Here Sangiovese finds all the mineral components to produce wines of great body and elegance.

 

Wine tour destination

Becoming passionate about Chianti is not the least bit difficult once you visit the Chianti Rufina area: its hilly landscape of vines, olive groves, stately cypress trees, woods, old farmhouses, and lordly castles is one of the most iconic and unspoilt places in Italy.

 

Tuscan wine tastings

We will stop at the following two wineries to taste these 10 special wines:

Castello del Trebbio wines:
1) La Congiura IGT;
2) Chianti Rufina Riserva Docg;
3) Pazzesco Supertuscan Igt;
4) Dei Pazzi Supertuscan Igt;
5) Vinsanto Doc.

Tenuta di Bossi wines:
1) Violana - Rosé Igt;
2) Chianti Rufina Riserva Docg;
3) Mazzaferrata Supertuscan Igt;
4) Ser Amerigo Supertuscan Igt;
5) Cardinal de Retz Vinsanto Doc.

 

Recommended for...

Anyone looking to explore a gentler, more intimate side of the Chianti area, where time seems to stand still and the region's noble past is still very much alive in every corner of the grand wine estates we want to show you. Besides, and not least, this day tour offers the opportunity to sample a varied portfolio of as many as 10 (yes, ten!) great wines.

 

Chianti Rufina wine tour highlights

The tour will take you to discover the Castello del Trebbio which became known for the infamous Pazzi Conspiracy against Lorenzo the Magnificent. Today the castle is the seat of one of the most prestigious wineries in the area. In the afternoon we will visit a renaissance villa, home of the Gondi Noble family who was bankers in Florence at the time of the Medici.

The Chianti Rufina Historic Cellars shared tour runs daily except Sunday, from March until December. At other times of the year, you may want to check our Winter Wine Tour in Chianti instead. Space is limited, so we suggest booking in advance.  Minimum 2 participants are needed for the tour to be operated.

Price 170 eur
per person
Wine tour briefly
  • shared tour
  • 170 per person
  • Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from March until December
  • from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • English
  • including lunch and more
  • Chianti Rufina
  • departure from Florence
Availability and Price
Space is limited, so we suggest booking in advance. Minimum of 2 participants are needed in order for the tour to be run.

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, from March until December
schedule, detail and photo Chianti Rufina historic cellars wine tour
SCHEDULE
  • 9.30 a.m. Departure from Florence.
  • 10.30 a.m. Arrival at the first wine estate, where you will be introduced to the fascinating world of wine with a guided wine tasting session.
  • 1.00 p.m. Tuscan lunch with a typical menu at a traditional trattoria.
  • 2.00 p.m. Departure for next winery with a pleasant drive through Tuscan hills and vineyards.
  • 2.30 p.m. Arrival at the second wine estate, with tour and wine tasting.
  • 4.30 p.m. Return to Florence, arriving at approx. 5:00 p.m.



Price 170 Eur per person. INCLUSIONS
  • Shared transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Guided visits of 2 wineries and their vineyards in the Chianti Rufina area
  • Introduction to wine tasting lesson
  • Chianti Rufina Riserva, Pinot Grigio and different Super Tuscan wine tastings
  • Extra virgin olive oil tasting
  • Multi-course, freshly-made Tuscan lunch with wine in a local restuarant
  • Max. 8 people per guide


not included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Tips and gratuities



Meeting Point
Meeting Point in Florence at Piazza Cavalleggeri, in front of the Biblioteca Nazionale "National Library".

review
Ronald Frederick USA, 2018-07-26
Suzy Koepf USA, 2018-05-06
Christopher Grass USA, 2018-05-01
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