Hiking, Wine and Food in Siena, Italy

Tasting
Wine, Local Food
Activity
Hiking
Included
Meal, Pick up, Tour guide
Languages
English, Italian
Theme
Outdoor, Nature, Cultural
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
140
29
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$
263
35
/ Person
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Response rate: 
100%
Response time:
several hours
Activity Overview
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!
 
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.
 
Practical information
Time needed: about 7 hours
Departure: at 9,00 am from your accommodation
Available: from Monday to Friday
 
Included
  • Transfer to and from your accommodation with private minivan equipped with every comfort for up to 8 people with driver available who speaks English and Spanish.
  • Environmental Guide
  • Visit and wine tasting
  • Typical Tuscan lunch. The lunch includes appetizers; pasta course; main course; side dish and dessert (beverages and wines are included).
Group-size:
2-8 people
Rates
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Person
$
263
35
Group 2-3 people
Person
$
177
21
Group 4-6 people
Person
$
140
29
Group 7-8 people
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Weekdays9:00 AM
Duration
7 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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/ 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.
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147
67
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221
51
/ Person
Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Duration:
5 H
Most wine lovers have taken part in cellar tours and traditional wine tastings, but how many have had the chance to spend a few hours in the vineyard with an agronomist learning how ... morethe perfect grape is cultivated? Our guests will be treated to the knowledge of our experts, while a whole section of our vineyards will be at their disposal for a hands-on experience in viticulture.

The topics that we will address are: how vines are trained and why we choose a particular method, the effects of different soil compositions, the forces of exposure and climate, the importance of non-irrigation (...yes, non-irrigation), various pruning systems and defoliation, and the correct timing of all processes. There is no need for any form of expertise, all are welcome to participate and ask questions. Those lucky enough to be present at harvest time will even get to participate in grape picking!

Of course, after your morning in the vineyard you will have most likely worked up an appetite, so it will be time to sit down for a special three-course Tuscan lunch in our villa. Each course of your meal will be accompanied by our highly rated Chianti Classico, Chianti Reserve, and Super Tuscan wines.