Chianti Classico Wineries
The Chianti Classico wine is produced between Florence and Siena in an area of rolling hills and picturesque towns (Greve, Panzano, Radda, Castellina) which have seen this particular wine gain official status in the 1800s and then thrive and reach world fame in the 20th century. There are dozens and dozens of wineries to choose from, ranging from family-run estates to renowned corporate firms (i.e. Antinori) which produce several million bottles a year.
We offer this as a half or full day tour from Florence, depending on your preference. We will be glad to suggest one or more good wineries. Or we can simply take you to where you need to go, if you have already made arrangements with a particular winery.
Note: Although every winery is unique, a winery visit typically lasts about 1-1,5 hrs and comprises: a) Guided tour of the estate & cellars b) Description of wine making process c) Tasting of the locally produced wines. The visit is carried out in English by the local winery staff. The winery will charge a fee (typically around €15-€25 per person although some upscale estates can be more expensive). Minors will not be served wine but can attend for free with their parents. Wineries (especially larger ones) will often group visitors together (maximum group size is about 15 people). It is sometimes possible to request for a private visit (just for 2 or more depending on the size of your party). In all cases Reservations are required. Some wineries offer the option of having lunch at the winery (for a fixed price or à la carte). Many wine shops and some wineries offer the possibility of stopping by for a simple wine tasting (without a full guided visit), for free or for a small fee. A simple wine tasting usually lasts under 30 minutes. Our price does NOT include meals, winery guided visits & wine tastings which you would pay for directly to restaurant/wineries.