Tuscany Wine Tour with a Twist: Stay in a hillside villa in heart of Chianti Classico
Many dream of “la Dolce Vita” and staying at an authentic villa in Tuscany. Wine Lovers can make that dream come true in 2018 as we stay in one of the finest villas in the heart of Chianti.
Our villa is very close to Siena, yet set in the Tuscan hills above, it seems almost worlds away. It’s at the end of a long road and the hustle and bustle of Siena is nowhere to be seen or heard. But it is an ideal base to visit the Chianti area and the towns along the Chianti wine route: Greve, Panzano, Castellina, Radda and Gaiole. We’ll be privileged to tour many of the top wineries along the route. In fact, you be staying in villa that produces its own Chianti Classico from 70 hectars of vineyards on the estate and D.O.P. extra virgin olive oil from 5000 olive trees.
We will also branch out of the Chianti area to visit Montalcino famous for its Brunello.
Chianti is arguably the most famous of all the Italian wine regions. Although there is some white wine production, Chianti is a red wine lovers’ paradise. The main grape is Sangiovese but the Chianti tradition is to blend in a little local grapes, even some white.
Chianti has different levels of quality, from the basic to an aged Riserva. One of my epiphany moments in wine appreciation was drinking a Riserva Ducal Gold Label by Ruffino with 20 years’ of age; it was liquid velvet.
The beauty of visiting wineries here is that many are located in historic buildings so you experience wine and culture simultaneously. And Tuscany has its unique cuisine, from the humble Tuscan bean soup to the sumptuous Chianina beef.
On this tour, all meals are included since we will have dinner every night at the Villa in addition to lunches while about on our wine and site visits.
When we leave Tuscany on May 12, you’ll have cherished memories of a dream come true at a villa in Tuscany or you may opt to make more by joining the Wine Lovers Tours to Greece and the Greek Islands.
Where we’ll be staying on this wine tour
Wine Tour Highlights:
- 5 nights at a Tuscan villa – featuring 2 pools, onsite spa, wine and olive oil production and complimentary wifi
- VIP visits and tastings at top wineries along the Chianti wine route
- 15 meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- Includes visits to historic Montalcino, Siena, area sights and more
Note: This tour is limited to 20 participants with only a limited number of rooms on the ground floor.