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Chianti Castle & 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

Guided Tour in English

Chianti Rufina small-group wine tour in a nutshell

This Castles Wine Tasting tour takes you through the Chianti Rufina wine region, one of the smallest 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 complexity and elegance.


Highlights
  • Small-Group tour, a maximum of 8 people.
  • Guided 7 hr excursion by our English speaking wine expert.
  • Discover two quality wineries in Chianti Rufina in a medieval historical setting (with tastings of Chianti Rufina, Riserva, and Super Tuscans).
  • Learn by a professional Sommelier how to approach wine and olive oil.
  • Enjoy a delicious typical Tuscan meal.

 


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 unspoiled 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 Mondays, 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.


Shared tour
7 Hours
from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Including lunch and more
Chianti Rufina
Departure from Florence
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



If the client needs to cancel, these are the fees retained by ITALY AND TOUR SAS
- Up to 14 days before the tour date: 10% as administration fees
- Between 14 and 8 days: 25% as administration fees
- Between 7 and 3 days: 50% as administration fees
- Less than 3 days or no-show: 100% NO REFUND


Children on SHARED TOURS
- Recommended minimum age to participantes is 16 yrs.
- Infant and children are not allowed on shared tours. (infant age 1-3 yrs)
PRICE TABLE
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This page describes an experience on a SHARED TOUR with other participants. If you are looking for a more intimate experience with your group of friends or family, I suggest you should book a private wine tour.
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MEETING POINT

Meeting Point in Florence at Piazza Cavalleggeri, in front of the Biblioteca Nazionale "National Library".
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Vineyard in Chianti from Tenuta Villa BossiVilla Bossi in Chianti RufinaSangiovese grapeLunch at the restaurant La Casellina Chianti Rufina vineyard
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