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San Gimignano: Olive Oil Tasting and Tuscan Snacks

1. San Gimignano: Olive Oil Tasting and Tuscan Snacks

Italy is not only food and wine, but also oil. Olive oil tasting is one of the most authentic experiences that Tuscany has to offer and the perfect occasion to learn how to taste the “liquid gold”. At first you will get a detailed introduction to the world of extra virgin olive oil in our area, the techniques of olive collection, the kinds of trees available in Tuscany and the philosophy behind our production. Our olives are selected in top-tier groves in Tuscany’s Chianti Classico and Florence hills. This is the beginning of our top-quality extra-virgin olive oil with its strong identity. The original Tuscan olive oil comes from only specific olive varietals and is hand harvested. As soon as the daily hand-picking is completed, the olives are pressed in a certified olive press, where the oil extracting processes are carried out with skilled knowledge and great passion under our supervision. Immediate pressing ensures a product of extremely high freshness, whose flavors and aromas remain unaltered. The technical tasting of ten varieties unveils the amazing range of aromas and flavors (Chianti Classico DOP; Toscana IGP; 100% Italiano Blend, Extra Virgin Selected Olive Oil, plus six different aromatic oils) as well as showing you how to use each one in the kitchen. It will also help you to learn about the varietals and different techniques of cultivation. This is a great occasion for you to learn how to taste exquisite olive oil and to understand the differences between a massive industrial production and a real top quality traditional local.

Harvest, Stomping & Tours

2. Harvest, Stomping & Tours

For some feets-on fun, plunge into our Grape Stomp Experience, where you can relish the unique sensation of stomping grapes beneath your feet and take home a commemorative fun and relax moment. This day, hands-on experience, will see you getting down and dirty during Harvest. You’ll engage directly with our winemaker and glean through personal interactions what their own approach to making great wine entails, as well as how to respond to the nuances of each Harvest and what Mother Nature dishes up. A “vendemmia” (Italian for grape harvest) is one of the most fascinating experiences you can enjoy in Tuscany during the harvest season. It is a wonderful way to learn a lot about the local wine & food traditions but also about the local culture. Those who tried it report that the atmosphere in a working winery is something definitely unique! You can participate to a vendemmia on a charming wine estate and taste some excellent local wines served with lunch. If you visit Tuscany right at the beginning of the harvesting season you may coincide with the grape stomping. This is a habit in one of our wineries in the very first day of the vendemmia to facilitate the fermentation of the grape juice. Hopefully you will coincide with it!

Ulignano: Winery Entry Ticket with Barrel Wine Tasting

3. Ulignano: Winery Entry Ticket with Barrel Wine Tasting

Located in a strategic position between Florence and Siena, Tenuta Torciano is just a few minutes away from the medieval village of San Gimignano, among vineyards, woods and olive groves. You are in the heart of the Chianti region area where the scenery is breath taking and untouched as it was ages ago. The experience starts with a fascinating walk in Tenuta Torciano to get to know the family wine history. Then It continues in the barrel room, where our wine expert will immerse you in the world of the wine. Here you will have the incredible barrell wine tasting. You will taste all the most renowned wines, pairing them with excellent food: local cheeses and cold cuts, bruschetta, and other appetizers. Then our tasting it will move to the cellar where another tasting of wines and oils will take place. Our expert local sommelier will guide through Tuscany’s diverse wine producing regions, showcasing wines. Expect to leave with a deeper understanding of Italian wines and an educated palate!

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