Castle Tour & Chianti Wine Tasting in Siena, Italy

Tasting
Wine, Local Food
Activity
Meet The Maker, Tour
Languages
English, Italian
Theme
Countryside
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
73
83
/ Person
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Activity Overview
The beautiful ruby-red color and the characteristic bouquet with scents of violet are the special features that reveal the identity of one of the most famous wines in the world: Chianti. A Chianti wine results from the wise blend of Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, and originates from the picturesque hilly area from which it draws its name. 

Our expert and witty tour guides will lead you to through the gorgeous and breathtaking landscapes that have been cradling the Chianti vineyards for centuries, showing you a harmony of colors that can only be found in the hills of this Italian region.

During your tour, you will visit ancient churches, medieval castles and small villages where the rhythm of life remains unaltered over time. The sounds, scents, and flavors of this tour will steal your heart and tickle your senses!
 
Practical information
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.
 
Included
  • Shuttle service from your accommodation and back.
  • Private minivan with all comforts for a maximum of 8 people
  • Expert bilingual escort (Italian-English)
  • Tour of the most typical villages, abbeys and castles
  • Wine tasting at two renowned wineries in the Chianti area reviewed on the best specialised magazines, such as Wine Spectator and Decanter. During each visit, you will have the opportunity to follow a detailed description of the different steps required for the production of wine: your journey through taste will start from the vineyard, with illustrations of the growth and development of the vines and will lead to the cellar, where the product undergoes processing, fermentation and bottling.
  • Tasting of bruschette and typical Tuscan cold cuts and cheese.
  • Possibility of buying wine at favourable prices at the wineries visited during the tour (shipped almost everywhere in the world).
Rates
Per
Price
Person
$
73
83
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday1:00 PM
Duration
5 H
More Info
Cancellation Policy
Standard
  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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79
99
/ Person
Siena, Toscana, Italy
Duration:
3 H
The tour with “Vine, Wine and Life” is an excursion that begins with pruning of the vines followed by the ceremony of wine tasting. You will also learn the growing of the classic vines ... moreon our terroir, study our wines and the procedures of making quality wines.

All the chapters will be discussed in-depth at the vineyards in a simple way to easily understand even the most complex concepts.

After our guided tour, you will be led to a sensational wine tasting to comprehend and break down the composition of our wines. The tour will conclude with a traditional light meal with garden-fresh seasonal produce.

Visit the Vineyards: From pruning to harvesting
At the vineyards, you will be taught the farming of organic grapes including the physiology, genetics, ecosystem, trimming, handling of the soil and harvesting.

Visit the Cellar: From crushing of grapes to maturation of wine
In the cellar will learn the basics of making quality wine. We will analyze the chemical, physical, and microbiological facts of our wines on each step of the process from grapes to wine. These steps include; stemming, crushing, alcoholic fermentation, maceration, malolactic fermentation, racking off, refinement and bottling.

Sensorial Tasting: From bottle to emotion
In the well-equipped tasting room will taste four of our typical organic wines. Here will understand the sensorial notes through our nose, eyes and taste.

Light-Lunch: Combining Food and Wine
Finally, will indulge in a light meal matched with excellent wine and our organic extra-virgin olive oil.
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127
98
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189
52
/ Person
Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Duration:
6 H
Spend the day among the breathtaking rolling hills of Chianti and Crete Senesi tasting wine and enjoying a Thermal Wellness Spa.... more

You'll spend your afternoon in the Chianti area, a land of ancient winemaking traditions which produces a wine known around the world, with a special guided visit to a local wine cellar, with a wine tasting of Chianti Classico and sampling of new extra virgin olive oil. 

Along the way between the charming undulating and unforgiving territory of the Crete Senesi and the rolling hills of Chianti, you will reach the spa complex at Rapolano Terme, immersed in the landscape of the south of the province of Siena.

Go for a swim in the thermal pool where you can enjoy the soothing warmth of the water and rejuvenating spa, be pampered in the charming atmosphere of the vapors thermal bath that will give vitality and harmony to your body.
$
140
29
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$
263
35
/ Person
Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Duration:
7 H
If you have ever wished to hike the fantastic vineyard landscapes of Chianti, if you enjoy a homemade Tuscan lunch paired with great local wines - then this is the tour for you! ... more

Pick up from your accommodation and arrival at an historical winery in the Chianti Classico Area around 10 a.m. Your experience will start with a private tour of the cellar with an explanation of the process of winemaking and winery's philosophy.

Then a professional hiker and Environmental Guide will guide you on a tour around the vineyards where you will discover fantastic landscape: grape vines, rolling hills, woods, lakes and typical Tuscan country houses spread in the 350 hectares belonging to the property.
After a couple of hours hiking, you will come back to the winery to enjoy a full typical Tuscan lunch with great wines perfectly combined with different courses of your lunch.