We will meet at the Porta al Prato train station. Then I will take you to an ancient and historic Tuscan winery. Here we will taste some of the wines that they make while explaining everything i know about wine, from how it's made and aged to recognising all it's properties. Afterwards, we will go to my friend's 300-year-old winery farmhouse. We'll taste several wines there—local Chiantis and wines from other major wine regions of Italy—accompanied by cheeses and other snacks. I will teach you everything I know about wine. At the end, I will serve you a traditional Tuscan homemade lunch, and we will pair the food with wines. Finally, I will take you back to the tram station where I picked you up.
I was born in Florence, and moved to the Tuscan countryside a few years ago in order to be closer to where Chianti wines are made. I have had a passion for Italian wine, gastronomy, and history from a young age. My first job was in a Florence wine bar, and I later became a certified sommelier. Now I work as a wine consultant for a few small farmers, and I organize wine adventures in my free time.
Traditional Tuscan lunch. Cheese and olive oil You will get to sample a few cheeses, olive oil, and other seasonal local…
Wine tasting You will taste the wines from the farm as well as wines that I select from both Chianti and other major Italian…
I will take you through the typical Chianti wine region just outside of Florence, where Italy's best wines are made. You will get to see the vineyards, olive groves, and cypress trees that Tuscany is famous for. We will visit a historic wine making facility, and a 300-year-old winery farmhouse.
Sometimes, my co-host Roberto, joined by a translator, may run part of or the entire experience without me. Let me know if you are vegetarian or have any dietary restrictions. Return time may vary depending on traffic and how relaxed everyone gets.