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“A Can't Miss Tour”

Winery Tour in Tuscany
Ranked #108 of 170 Food & Drink in Florence
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Reviewed 23 May 2015

Our tour guide, a 5th generation winemaker was outstanding. I never had any idea what went into making wine. Our guide, a bio chemist educated in CA, had a true passion for his craft. The tour began in the vineyard and then we walked through the winery as Maurizio Colia explained the wine making process to us. We then had a 5 star lunch with 5 selections of wine in a beautiful café setting with white table linens and a white gloved staff. The food was amazing, service outstanding and the wine selections superb as well. This is a “must do” when in Florence. The countryside and vineyards are beautiful. Check out www.tuscanywineeducation.com if you want to contact the wineary directly.

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Reviewed 28 January 2015

Our afternoon was slated for a winery tour. So, at 2:30, we boarded a bus to the Chianti region. Our tour guide was fluent in 4 languages (English, Italian, French and Spanish) and proceeded to inform us of the day’s activities as well as give us some background on the region as we made our way out of the city and into Tuscany. We traveled from Florence toward Sienna to the Chianti region. We first stopped at a lovely little hillside town called Greve in Chianti, with shops lined with prosciutto, cheeses, breads, wine and beer. We then drove another ½ hour to the first of 2 wineries, Panzanello, a larger commercial winery. The views as we climbed up the hillside were absolutely gorgeous… just what you’d expect Tuscany to look like! It was exactly as I’d pictured it in my mind and remembered from movies; rolling hills with rows and rows of vines and large olive groves. We toured the vat and cask areas and learned a bit about wine-making.
We took pictures of the beautiful scenery and then headed to our next stop, a small family-owned winery, Riseccoli. The vines were still full of grapes, as the wet Summer had pushed the harvest back by a couple of weeks. We were able to sample the grapes… SO sweet! This vineyard was more quaint than the first, and felt homey. Again, we were given a tour and sampled the wines. We boarded the bus and headed back to Florence, arriving around 8:30pm.
This was the quintessential Tuscan tour for me! Walking among the grape vines and olive groves and sampling the wines! It was a terrific way to spend our afternoon/evening and worth the reasonable price!

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

We were taken to three wineries. All our hosts were very good particularly the last one. We tasted beautiful wines, saw the lovely Italian Countryside. Bought a couple of bottles of wine and the virgin olive oil and the balsamic vinegar.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

The tour was fascinating. Our guide is a biochemist. I had no idea how much goes into just growing the grapes themselves. The scenery is breathtaking, and the lunch was to die for. LOTS of wine to drink with the meal, so pace yourself, or you will end up rolling out of there!

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Great day out, see the beautiful rolling hills of the Florence countryside. Great tour, including lunch in the vineyard and a visit around the winery.

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