Wine Tasting in Tuscany
A trip to the glorious region of Tuscany in Italy means immersing yourself in culture and cuisine, and of course this means tasting some of the region’s fine wines. Holidaying in Tuscany means you will have access to a wide range of wine courses that are aimed towards those of all experiences, from beginners to connoisseurs, some of which incorporate sightseeing highlights from the surrounding region. Wherever you’re staying in Tuscany, here are a selection of some great wine tasting courses and day excursions that you can take during your trip.
Wine Tasting near Florence
The Tuscan Wine School holds short wine tasting courses in the city centre just a short walk away from the Ponte Vecchio, so visitors can attend a tasting course in the morning or afternoon, and then spend the rest of their day exploring historical landmarks or even shopping for some renowned Florentine jewellery!
Florence is also the starting point for many day excursions that visit vineyards in the Chianti region, with many companies offering bespoke or specific guided wine tours. Italy and Wine offer unique tours that are either private or group, including a Wine and Truffles tour that takes you to San Minato where you can walk with a truffle hunter and his dogs to hopefully find this Tuscan delicacy and afterwards enjoy some regional wine and fresh truffles.
Wine Tasting near Siena
Those staying in a Tuscany villa near Siena can attend city wine tasting courses, or start their excursions to nearby regions from the commune. Organisers Grape Tours offer artisan trips that incorporate not only local wines, but also local culinary delights. Heading to a different region daily, visitors can take a tour that suits their interests. With wine tours that visit San Gimignano, Montepulciano, and Montalcino that allow individuals to taste the fine wines of these regions and sample the great food products they also produce, such as olive oil, chocolate, cheese and meats.
Wine Tasting near Arezzo
If staying near Arezzo, you can take a wine tour with Very Tuscany, a growing tour company, who have recently introduced an Arezzo focused wine tour. The daytrip involves visiting some of the region’s lesser known wine producers and learning about the production process, what to look for, and how to taste wine. The trip can easily be combined with the other excursions that Very Tuscany offer, and includes a visit to the commune of Arezzo, famed for being the birthplace of Piero della Francesca.
Wine Tasting in your Villa
Although you won’t experiencing the teaching and experience that a wine tasting tour offers, you can still taste the joy of Tuscan wines in your holiday villa. Those holidaying in Tuscany can visit local wine merchants, stockists and even supermarkets to buy local wines to taste whilst relaxing in their Tuscan villa. You may want to take a guide to wine tasting to enhance the experience, or even put what you’ve learn on a wine tasting course that you’ve already attended.
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