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Celebrating 20 Years of Unforgettable Tuscany Wine Tours: Heartfelt Reviews from Our Journey

Celebrating two decades of extraordinary wine tours, this article delves into heartfelt reviews from our cherished guests. Reflecting on our journey from a single second-hand minibus to becoming Tuscany's premier wine tour agency, we highlight the exceptional experiences and authentic connections that set us apart. Join us as we relive twenty years of unforgettable moments, exquisite wines, and the warm hospitality that has made us a beloved choice for wine enthusiasts around the world.

As I was searching through the reviews to celebrate our twenty years in business, I found myself deeply moved by rereading the very first reviews and looking at the earliest photos of our first clients. These pioneers, along with our first and only second-hand minibus, hold a special place in my heart. It was truly challenging to select just a few reviews out of thousands, and I felt a pang of regret for having to set aside so many other wonderful comments.

In those early years, I was good, but I hadn’t yet mastered the art of wine tours and selecting the perfect wineries for my clients. The past two decades have been filled with invaluable experiences that money simply can’t buy. From the bottom of my heart, I want to extend my deepest gratitude to all my clients who have trusted me, the wineries that chose me as their exclusive partner, my amazing tour guides, and my invaluable assistant.

I started alone, and now I have the joy of having special people working for me.

Here are some cherished reviews from each year, reflecting our journey together:


Llewellyn Lutchansky from Alaska

I don’t think there can be too much emphasis on the fact that traveling with a knowledgeable, conscientious guide keeps the focus on the countryside, not the map.

I would highly recommend Angela as a guide for couples, families, groups of young and old alike, and especially for women traveling alone or in groups. She is personable, adaptable, gracious and just delightful! I wish her all the best! And I know anyone who visits Tuscany would enjoy spending a day or two with Angela!


Paul and Debbie Garagliano, from Los Angeles

This was our fifth straight year visiting Italy and the special day we had with Angela will always remain a fond and vivid memory even if we visit fifty more times. Every time we drink a Chianti we will think of that day and the knowledge we gained from Angela and the winemakers we met.

We would like to add that if you are thinking of visiting Tuscany and have an interest in Italian wine you have found the right place to get the best experience.

So Angela, thank you for a most memorable and fun day.


Karen and Joe Barnes June from Chicago

My husband Joe and I were so fortunate to have Angela as our driver during our stay in the Tuscan region. This was our 10 year anniversary Italy trip. We discovered on Day 1, in the first hour driving ourselves, (even with a map), how much time we had lost by not having someone guide us through the Tuscan Region. As a new tourist to the area, you can waste lots of precious time and good energy by driving on your own. Do yourself a favor and have Angela guide you, you will not go wrong! who provided us with same feeling as the notorious “Under the Tuscan Sun” adventure ….Reasonably priced with a Value Add that cannot be questioned!!!!

Ranking: ***** Five Stars Service.


Laura and Laura and Randy DeLuca and family from Boston

You helped make our vacation such a special memory. You are by far one of the most professional tour guides who made us feel like family that we have ever known.

The places you took us to were perfect and you were so giving of yourself and knowledgeable and friendly, that it will be our pleasure to recommend you to everyone we know who travels to the area.

God Bless you.


Susan Cattie, from San Diego

Celebrating 30 years of marriage is not a trifle, and I wanted to surprise my husband with a wine tour. He has become quite the collector and prided himself on what he knew. However, our most wonderful trip with Angie was more than he or I could have wished for. She is a true gem His biggest fear was unfounded that she would take us to “friends” wineries. She chose excellent wineries and we were treated like royalty, but in a very, very personal way.  Angie later told us that in her off season, she actually takes tours herself at wineries and decides where she will take her clients. The girl does do her homework!

Angie was just perfect. We were in Europe for two weeks and Italy is definitely a return visit. And I would go nowhere in Tuscany without Angie. Yes, she is that good and yes, she gets my full vote of confidence and enthusiasm. What a great find she was.


Jodie Murray, from Nashville

I had a great time on your Oct 09 tour. It was informative and enjoyable because of the small group size, and vinters’ knowledge. The wines we tried were very high quality, and it was a pleasure to enjoy them where they grew, rather than just buy them from a shop. I would recommend Angela’s wine tour and will go on another when I come to Tuscany again.


Dorothy, from  Denver

A wine tour with Angie – Always a Highlight of My Vacation! I always enjoy my trips to Italy and even more so because it is fabulous to see a friendly, familiar face each time I return! I am so pleased that one of my friends and I met Angie several years ago when we took her private Chianti tour. Since that time, I have traveled with her several times on tours – both private and shared. In September 2008, our group of four ladies toured both Chianti and Brunello country with Angie. We had a fabulous time and loved the wine tasting, her selection of unique wineries, the scenic stops – of course, her company!

It is great to see that Angie has started conducting small shared wine  tours in the past couple of years. This spring, when traveling by myself, it worked out perfectly that I was able to join her shared tour. It made for a fun day of wine tasting and meeting new people.


Simon from Westmont, NJ

The Best Experience in my year of Travels

I did my research and wanted to find a tour that wasn’t a large bus with millions of people.
I wanted an
authentic wine tour.

I found it. Angie was amazing. Her way of being with us was so great. We went to the
small boutique wineries that you would have to do 12 hours research to find, if you were lucky, and most work only with Angie!

She took us to a lunch that was out of this world.
Angie definitely attracts quality. The other people on the tour were really cool.

Traveling can be work. But Angie took care of me. She told me all the great places to go in Florence.

Her knowledge of Italian wines is superior . She has a deep passion and love for the art of wine making.
You are so lucky to experience Angie and the Wines of Italy!


Paul from Denver

The Best Tuscany wine tour

Angie was so delightful. We had a Wonderful time. She knew a great deal about wine and the Tuscan Valley. The tour couldnot have been better. This is a MUST DO while in Tuscany. Angie took us to a fabulous resturant which was included in the tour. The wine cellars, the wine and olive oils…does it get any better? We were happy to be part of Angies tour and will be back . Thanks Angie.


Bryan from South Tampa, Florida

Top Notch Wine Tour

I went on a wine tasting tour with Angie a few years ago and because of the great experience I booked again for May 2013, another awesome day! The whole region is beautiful and there are plenty of tour operators but for me Angie’s personal service and small groups make her the go-to company for your Tuscan wine tasting tour. A bonus with the smaller groups is that Angie takes you to small and medium sized wineries, not the giant mass production places, so you really get face to face time with the owner/winemakers.


Michelle from Greensboro, NC

I made a great choice going with this Tuscan wine tour!!

I was thrilled that my choice of wine tours was a GREAT CHOICE!!!! I enjoyed the smaller more personal setting and the wineries we went to was JUST RIGHT!!! The restaurant we went to for lunch on the tour was PERFECT! I would have never found such a true tuscan place to eat had it not been on this tour! Food was GREAT!! Can’t say ENOUGH about the tour guide and how informed but also how FUN and personable she was!! REALLY ENJOYED IT!! I would recommend them to anyone and when I go again-I won’t hesitate to GO AND DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN!! Thank you for such a great time!! Can’t wait to get my wine I ordered! :)


Nina from Kaiserslautern, Germany

4 wine Tours and Planning More

Angie’s wine tours are AMAZING! I have been on 4 tours – 2 chianti and 2 Brunello/Montalcino – and all I can say is I cannot wait to book another tour soon! We have done tours with my family, my inlaws, a girls trip and couples trip. It is good for all of the above! The tours take you to picturesque vineyards where the vitners tell you everything that they do when it comes to their wine. We have not gone to a vineyard yet where we did not like the wine (my husband and I also always leave purchasing a lot of wine to ship back home as well).


Rob & Hannah from NJ

Quite possibly the world’s most perfect Tuscany wine tour!

My girlfriend and I went on this tour in June 2016. It was utterly fantastic. From start to finish (including information no booking process) it was a delight. The tour itself (8 people) was exactly the right length, took in three vineyards with ample associated ‘testing’.. Travel was not a problem in a comfortable air-conditioned bus with beautiful views throughout. The enjoyed I so much we shipped several crates home for family and friends (and ourselves) to enjoy.

I spent a very long time researching tours before I booked this one, and I am very very glad I did. I would recommend it to anyone.

P.s the day must have been good, because that evening my girlfriend agree to marry me! I maybe it was just the wine talking…


David from Napa, Ca

The Best Tuscan wine tour with Angie

The Tuscan wine tour through Angie was one of the best days of our vacation.. As a Napa wine club member, we have been on many vineyard tours but this day was very special. We enjoyed three Tuscan wineries with each tour given by the wine maker themselves who spent time with us, shared a glass of wine, and created a very heartfelt and personal experience. The five other people on the tour in our van were all Americans but from different areas. We enjoyed getting to know them also. What an awesome day! We highly recommend Angie’s Tuscan Winery Tour.


Gary from Oradell, NJ

Don’t miss this wonderful experience!!!

We first met Angie two years ago when we took Her wine tour. For the last two years I couldn’t wait to get back to Florence to be able to join Angie again for an amazing day ! Her tour is definitely The BEST of Tuscany ! She is very passionate about wine and makes you feel right at home like you’ve known Her for a long time, She doesn’t treat you like a patron but She treats you like an old time friend. Each vineyard We went to was GREAT the owners were very nice and made you feel special and greeted you as friends and had Amazing wines ! We enjoyed a wonderful homemade lunch at one of the vineyards and was My Birthday ,She even had a Birthday cake for Me for dessert, She is THE BEST of THE BEST ! If you ever have the pleasure to visit Tuscany don’t miss the chance to let Angie show you the wonders of the most Amazing region Tell Her Gary sends regards !


Kim from Austin TX

The Best part of our vacation in Tuscany!

Such an amazing and lovely experience! I wish we had booked one of these tours every day we were there! Our guide was a well informed Sommelier and a local which is even better. She was relaxed and fun but very professional. The ride to the vineyards was safe and beautiful. The food we had was excellent and well paired. None of the vineyards were pushy when it came to the sale of the wine and it was a very simple process to order what we liked. Each vineyard was very unique and family owned so you never got board. We also loved seeing behind the scenes and some olive oil production as well. I cannot recommend this tour enough. It’s a MUST!


Laura from NY

Most amazing Tuscany wine tour!

After looking at different wine tour companies and reading a bunch of reviews, I decided to go with Tuscany Tour Time. I am so glad I did!

All of the wineries we went to were charming, beautiful, unique, had stunning views, amazing food and the wine was incredible! Best wine tours in Tuscany — ever! Don’t miss out on a once in a lifetime wine experience! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! Thank you so much


Samantha from Nashville

Perfect wine experience

If you’re interested in learning more about the wine and tradition of Tuscany, this is the tour for you. It was fun, informative and picturesque. We visited 3 wineries, met wine makers, explored cellars, tried delicious local cuisine, and of course drank some excellent wines! They catered for our vegan diet and it was truly a memorable day. Can’t recommend it enough!


DRJohn from Philadelphia, Pa

The Best Wine tour in Florence!

Great combination of service, quality, experience, authenticity and value. Wonderful choice of vineyards. This is my second tour with Tuscany Tour Time and I look forward to a 3rd!


Frank  from Washington, DC

Beautiful Tuscany, Exclusive Experience

The tour was absolutely great. Given that they only have a max of 8 guests per tour it felt very exclusive. It also was not rushed at all, which is one of the things I detest in tours. But because their tours include small groups, there’s no reason to rush through them.

The drive through the Tuscan countryside was breathtaking. The three wineries visited were all small businesses ran by family members. The owners were very welcoming and friendly and their wineries go back generations. These wineries also only work with Angela’s company.

Thank you so much again, Angela. I’d absolutely recommend this tour to friends, family and internet strangers alike.


Morgan form Franklin, TN

What a great day thanks to Angela and Tuscany Tour Time!

Our wine tour in Tuscany with Angela was an experience we will always cherish. Aside from knowing so much about the region and it’s wine-making heritage, Angela was a delightful person to spend a few hours with. We found her personable, friendly and she has a great sense of humor. The three wineries we visited were each unique and the opportunity to sit and visit with the owners created an experience much richer than the typical wine-tasting. Lunch at one of the wineries included al fresco dining with great food and a view that was unbelievable.

We have enjoyed many wine tours and tastings in our travels, but the tour with Angela has to be the best yet.