Did you know that one of the most famous Tuscan wines comes from San Gimignano? Most wine lovers visit the Chianti region when they come to Tuscany. And they should!
But you may also want to venture beyond Chianti to explore the winemaking traditions in another region. A San Gimignano wine tasting tour is the perfect opportunity.
Four reasons to take a San Gimignano wine tour
A visit to the San Gimignano wine region is a captivating experience. Here are the top reasons why you should go there on a wine tour with Tuscany Tour Time:
- San Gimignano is one of the most picturesque towns in Tuscany. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this hilltop town is known for its 14 majestic stone towers. A walk through the narrow streets of this walled city feels like stepping into medieval times.
- You’ll taste Vernaccia di San Gimignano, one of the best white wines in Italy. Like Chianti Classico, Vernaccia wine has attained DOCG status, a mark of high quality. This crisp, light wine is produced from the Vernaccia grape grown on the hills surrounding the town. It’s a winemaking tradition that goes back to 1276.
- It’s easier (and safer) to leave the driving to a local. Getting from Florence to San Gimignano via public transportation can be a hassle because there’s no direct train or bus. Plus, driving and wine tasting is not the best pairing.
- A tour with our local sommelier guide is a richer experience. On the way, we’ll share the story of Vernaccia wine along with tips on how to taste it. We’ll visit family-run wineries where you’ll have the chance to chat with the winemakers.
What makes the San Gimignano wine tasting tour special?
Our tour to San Gimignano is a genuine opportunity to get a feel for local life and traditions.
Picture yourself strolling through the enchanting, winding streets of San Gimignano. Then, you’ll be sipping the celebrated Vernaccia white wine from a terrace with a breathtaking view.
After that, we’ll enjoy a home-made Tuscan lunch, with wine pairings, at a delightful family-run winery. And we aren’t leaving Chianti out of the equation. We’ll stop there to meet one of the best Chianti producers in the region who will invite you to taste special vintages of fine wines.