San Gimignano Visit & Wine Tasting in Chianti Region - Italy

Tasting
Wine, Olive Oil, Local Food
Activity
Walking Tour
Included
Meal, Pick up, Tour guide
Languages
English, Italian
Theme
Cultural, Historical
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
73
83
/ Person
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Response rate: 
100%
Response time:
several hours
Activity Overview
Visit the town of San Gimignano and immerse yourself in the art and architecture on a half day tour of San Gimignano and the Tuscan countryside. Enjoy a wine tasting in the Chianti region. 

Northwest of Siena, on the hills of Val d'Elsa, stands the medieval town of San Gimignano.
Defined as the town "with a hundred towers", owing to the presence of these impressive buildings symbolizing power and wealth, till the thirteenth century the town counted seventy-two towers, fourteen of them are still standing today.

Due to the development of trade on the Via Francigena, crossed by thousands of pilgrims in the Middle Ages on their way to Rome, San Gimignano interweaved with the secrets of the local wine and gastronomy in a potpourri of fragrances and tastes, that our expert tour leaders will give you the opportunity of testing, in a unique tour. This incomparable experience will give you the possibility to appreciate the particular beauty of Santa Fina pottery and local handicrafts. You will also have the opportunity to discover the history of the only Tuscan white wine recognized as D.O.C.G., the famous Vernaccia, that you will taste in one of the most renowned of the San Gimignano area, with a vast selection of other typical wines and products.
 
Included
  • Pick-up service
  • Travel by minivan with air conditioning for a maximum of 8 people
  • Expert multilingual escorts
  • Wine, oil and balsamic vinegar tasting
  • Snack with sliced cold meat and typical salami
  • Drop off service
Rates
Per
Price
Person
$
73
83
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, starting May 1, 2018, until Nov 1, 20188:30 AM
Duration
5 H
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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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Duration:
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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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52
/ Person
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Duration:
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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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35
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Duration:
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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.