Explore the Chianti countryside on this full-day tour that takes you to impressive medieval castles and top regional wineries and their cellars. Enjoy a typical Tuscan meal in the company of your expert wine tour guide and taste fine wines as well.
What to Expect
The first stop on your full-day tour of Chianti will be at the walls of Castello di Brolio, where you’ll get an up-close look at the picturesque vineyards.
It was here that Baron Bettino Ricasoli introduced the world to Chianti red wines, known around the world for their distinctive taste and easy drinkability, and for the straw flasks, which at one time covered the bottles.
Next stop on the tour is Meleto Castle, a beautiful and well-preserved medieval castle that’s home to a well-known medium-sized winery. While visiting the castle and its grounds, you’ll learn about its origins and history, and then enjoy a tasting of the Black Rooster Chianti Classico wine. Enjoy lunch here, it will consist of local, traditional Tuscan specialties.
In the afternoon it will be time to visit to a third winery. Meet the local producer and tour the estate that has been in the hands of the same family for many centuries. Visit the old cellars and learn about the traditions of the Chianti folk, while savoring and learning about great Chianti wines.
The estate’s wines are made from Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Pinot Bianco grapes. You’ll sample 4 different wines, including 1 white wine, 2 red wines, and a special dessert wine, all of which are in limited production and only available at the villa.
- Traditional Tuscan lunch
- Tour of 2 wineries with wine tastings
- English-speaking expert wine tour guide
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
- Meleto Castle visit
What's Not Included
- Hotel pick-up
Meet at 09:30 at the Church of San Domenico (under the large tree), Piazza San Domenico, 53100 Siena
Know Before You Go
It may occur that a visit to the farm is not possible on the day of your tour. In this case you will enjoy your traditional Tuscan meal at a typical local trattoria.