Experience Chianti and Super Tuscans at a wine tasting
Tuscany is famous for its wines and not without reason. The earliest documentation of a “Chianti wine” dates back to the 13th century when viticulture was known to flourish in the “Chianti Mountains” around Florence. Not only the high quality wine and the fame of the Chianti make Tuscany so attractive to wine lovers from all over the world. The hospitaly of the wine makers and their great knowledge of their vino, have an enormous added value.
Many of the wine estates in Tuscany offer (free)tours around their vineyards and are happy to tell you about the process of wine making and let you taste the various wines. We are happy to offer you a list of small, often family-run, estates that offer these tours and tastings. The list is courtesy of La Vera Toscana
The following estates offer a wine tasting on site:
Borgo Scopeto Relais Siena – 4-star hotel
The Borgo Scopeto Relais is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards with a spectacular view over Siena and is located in Castelnuovo Berardenga. This elegant hotel, close to the ancient walls, is the ideal getaway.
This charming hotel is housed in a recently restored 13th century hamlet. Its guest rooms maintain the ancient charm of the building and combine this with all modern conveniences.
It is located in the heart of the Chianti area and from here you can visit some typical vineyards for wine tastings, go horse riding, or visit Siena and the smaller, picturesque Chianti villages.
The hotel features a restaurant specialising in high quality typical Tuscan food. You can admire the marvellous view over the city of Siena as you dine on the restaurant terrace. During the day, enjoy the hotel’s 2 outdoor swimming pools and the surrounding greenery.
Hotel Rooms: 58.
Customer review score of 9.6 for this hotel.
Prices for a deluxe double room for around €250 per night.
Don’t settle for just any hotel. Enjoy the full experience of a real Tuscan villa
When looking for a nice place to stay in Tuscany I stumbled across this site with the most amazing accommodations. It’s called La Vera Toscana, the real Tuscany, and looking at the pictures of the villas and agriturismos I must agree with the name. I will personally check out one of them this summer: Casa Sola
Most agriturismos or locations have the option to follow a wine course or to learn some italian cooking as well.
Check out the high class villas and historic residences in Tuscany.
Excellent choices for your visit of all the beauty that Tuscany has to offer like Florence and Siena.
Casa Sola was brilliant. Nice quiet house in the middle of the Chianti vineyards. Some great Chianti from the estate for a fair price. Lovely hill towns near the estate. The real Tuscan life. Florence, Siena and the Chianti wine route are just around the corner.