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Welcome! I’ll tell you everything you need to know, and my personal point of view, about wine tasting in Tuscany.

When you choose Italy as a wine and food destination, you have to read all about tuscany wines and food. Than, you have to go on a wine tour with other wine and food enthusiasts (group wine tours or a private one) for an unforgettable memory.. Tuscan wine is the perfect match with Tuscan food, they were born to be together.

Italy and Tuscany wine production
Italy is one of the largest wine producer, and Tuscany is the flagship for quantity and quality of the wine produced. Wine areas includes Chianti, Brunello, Nobile di Montepulciano, Bolgheri, San Gimignano, Maremma and much more. Moreover, many wine producers started to produce also organic, biodynamic, natural or vegan wines, so that the method variety is added to the variety of vines and wines produced.

Where to start?
Every year there are more and more wine and food tours requests, specially from April to October with a peak in September and October, the harvest time.  During our wine tours you will have the chance to see all the wine process. From the grape harvest to the fermentation of the wine in the stainless steel ferment vats. In that period there is a great confusion in the cellars, but this is the most informative and fun part for a wine lover.

Enjoy the reading!

Chianti: a comfortable “all wood” home

The Chianti wine has a bright ruby color, you can look through the glass, just before a wine tasting, aroma of spices and black berries and a strong and velvety texture. Minimum aging of at least 11 months and a minimum alcohol content of 12…

Winter wine tours in Tuscany

  In Tuscany countryside 40 minutes drive, with our comfortable mini van, the scenario you have under your eyes changes completely: in the city there is a concentration of works of art, architecture, as a result of humanity’s genius,…

Olives harvest in Tuscany

The olive tree has its roots in the depths of the soil and its presence draws the Tuscany landscape. And while the vines work in group, resembling each other in their rows, every olive tree has his own shape: a painter of Assisi in Umbria, an…

Winter Tuscany wine tours

Having long worked in the vineyard, comes the deserved rest! The end of the grape harvest is the best moment for the vines, they finished to be “in production" and to put together the natural agents under and over the soil: now they begin…

Italian red wines: aging the wines

While we all run to rejuvenate with creams, cosmetics and clothing as teenagers, someone loves the passage of time and considers it as the ideal completion of his life and achievement of perfection. No, it's not an old zen wiseman! Here we speak…

There are Chianti and Kiante!

The word Chianti packs in only seven letters many meanings, emotions and ideas. Just say "Chianti" and appear the beautiful Tuscan hills with their vineyards that can be observed coming from Florence and gradually climbing among the farmhouses,…

Grappa: The last product of the wine process.

Grape skins red. In the country, you do not throw anything away! Everything completes its life cycle, there are no waste but only material to be reused better. In these days of harvest, for example, we see the bunches brought in the cellars,…

Italy red wine harvest: wine grapes on the road!

In these days if you have favorable wind, in some places around Florence you can feel different smells in the air, sweet, gentle but penetrating: it is that air coming from the Chianti hills, easily accessible and visited in one day, just get…

The Racking: 50 shades of… red!

Just a few more days in the vineyard and then all the work of the wine makers will move into the cellar. Almost every winery is now in ... fermentation. What mystery surrounds this first moment of the best italian wines production? To find out,…

Big wineries versus small ones

If you could flight, riding on some magical creature in Harry Potter style, around all Italy in this September, looking from above, you would realize the different and beautiful landscapes but also something common to the entire country: in…

Italian white wine harvest has started!

In the past you would have woken up at the rooster crow, now you'll just buzz your smartphone to open your eyes to a new day. But now as at that time, your destination these days of September is only one: the Vineyard and the grape harvest.…

These strange strange ... wine makers!

Some Italian regions such as Friuli or Trentino, in north of Italy, have already started the traditional 2016 harvest, collecting the Pinot Noir grapes, the Chardonnay and the Pinot Gris; in Tuscany, in the Chianti region there are still 2 weeks…