Chianti, Brunello, Nobile di Montepulciano, Vernaccia, Supertuscan

Create YOUR wine trip to Tuscany with wine excursions to areas where YOUR FAVORITE WINES are produced with great passion at big and small wineries.
You stay in the charming and strategically located medieval town of Siena and can choose among one, two, three, four … winery visits.

Between Florence and Siena one of Italy’s most famous wine district Chianti spreads out. The southern part is in some parts quite mountainous and has a “wilder” nature than the lower hills with its well-arranged vineyards in the northern parts. This is an area of ancient traditions and during the Middle Ages, at a time of continuing conflicts between Florence and Siena, villages and monasteries, castles and fortresses were founded. Wines from the original area where the Chianti wine was born is called “Chianti Classico” and includes the areas around Castellina, Gaiole, Radda and Greve. Many of the farms also produce an excellent olive oil.
Montalcino was of great importance during the Middle Ages as the village is located along the pilgrim and trade route “via Francigena” leading from France to Rome. The picturesque village, that is famous worldwide for its Brunello di Montalcino wine, is situated on a hill top and is dominated by the castle that today is a center of various cultural activities. In one of the halls there is a large “enoteca” (wine collection) where you can taste wines and choose between a great number of wines. Around Montalcino on the slopes down towards the valleys lies the beautiful vineyards.
Also Montepulciano is situated on a hill top and along the streets leading up to the central square, you can see buildings from different periods. The very charming medieval village has given its name to the well known wine Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and since generations, many of the major wine producers in the area also have a house with wine cellar in the village.
Montepulciano can also be combined with a visit to Pienza that was Pope Pius II’s birthplace, which he transformed from a small farming village to a Renaissance ideal town during the 15th century. The residents have always taken good care of this small town preserving the buildings as they have always been. Pienza is also known for its fantastic pecorino cheese and everywhere there are small nice shops with local products.
San Gimignano
San Gimignano is a small and very picturesque medieval town with buildings from the 13th and 14th centuries inside a well-preserved city wall. In the Middle Ages merchants gathered here from various parts of Italy and from abroad, on the busy Via Francigena to do business. At the end it became necessary to build a city wall and the noble families built there own defence towers, which became a symbol of San Gimignano. In the 13th century there were as much as 72 high towers and around fifteen have reached our days. There are plenty of vineyards around San Gimignano and the typical wine of this area is the white Vernaccia.

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