Wine Tours of Tuscany

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We have come to the conclusion that it’s practically impossible to travel to Italy and not go on a wine tasting. And we may be a little biased given where we live, but it seems to us like Tuscany is the place to be for a wine tasting in the fall. For one thing, the world famous Chianti region boasts some of the best wines in the world, not to mention the breathtaking scenery that is the Tuscan countryside. Lucky for you, there are so many customizable options to create the best wine tasting experience possible, here are just a few that we’ve found.

1. If you’re looking for that perfect mix of old and new, look no further than Antinori Chianti Classico. Located about a half hour outside the city, this gorgeous winery was just opened in 2013, and was designed by one of Italy’s most famous architects. Don’t let its opening date fool you, the Antinori family have worked in the wine business since 1385, knowing practically everything there is to know about Chianti wines. The facility features 3 different wine tasting packages, as well as guided tours and regular visiting hours for both the winery and the in-house museum, which features over 600 years of winemaking equipment and history. This is the perfect trip for anyone who is looking to combine the rich history of Italian wines with the stunning architecture of present-day Florence. For more information, visit the website here:

2. Want to immerse yourself in old world charm? Then Castello di Nipozzano is the winery for you! The namesake castle was originally built over 1,000 years ago, and although it was destroyed in 1944, you can still see the beautiful original cellar. Highlights of this trip include the tour of the cellars where they age the famous Chianti Rufina, a wine tasting in the exquisite old kitchen, and the spectacular views of the vineyards in the valley. Plus, it’s also a real working farm, so while there is no restaurant on site, you can request a special meal, made with ingredients grown on the property! Learn more here:

3. Finally, for those of you would rather book a tour of several wineries, Tuscan Wine Tours is the place for you. Offering several packages ranging from half day to full day trips, private and group tours, and each one has its share of education and beauty. Enjoy a classic Tuscan lunch, high quality wines, and more with this award-winning tour company. For booking information, follow this link:


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