In winter the Chianti presents beautiful colors from yellow to red due to the indigenous vines such as Sangiovese or Colorino. Some days it rains but the temperature is never too low and you can walk along the paths and discover new hidden corners of this beautiful land.
November is the month in which wineries complete the wine fermentation process, and there 's always a lot of activity in the cellars. In December there is Christmas party while in January and February you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the small medieval villages.
This tour is designed for wine lovers of red wines and take you to the discovery two special cellars, the first is a small organic family business which produces small quantities but high quality, the second is a high rated cellar which is present in the main wine guides.
Winter is also the season of extra virgin olive oil and you will enjoy an olive oil tasting run by an expert to understanding the true Extra Virgin.
Lunch is in a family restaurant in the Chianti countryside where you will sample typical dishes of Tuscany such as bruschetta, meats, cheese and various types of pasta or vegetable soup.
Space is limited, so we suggest booking in advance. Minimum of 2 participants is needed in order for the tour to be run.
We did the Winter Wine Tour with Hilary, an amazingly entertaining and informative guide! We were all wine novices and her main goal was to give us touchstones to follow when exploring on our own. Learning about the history, food and people of Italy really helped to add another dimension to the tasting as well. And how could you not love a day spent in the gorgeous rolling hills of Tuscany? Loved the wineries and the lunch - highly recommend!!