Food & Wine Tour in Chianti
Private food and wine experience in Tuscany in the Chianti region with English speaking driver and food and wine guide.
Guided food and wine tour in Chianti with private driver service and transportation from Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Radda, Gaiole, Greve, Castellina and all the Chianti area, from Cortona, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, Arezzo, Lucca and from all Tuscany.
- Private food and wine tour in Chianti with private driver and transportation
- Scenic itinerary through the iconic Chianti wine region
- Guided full day wine & food experience by an English speaking wine guide and food expert
- Visit of a cheese maker’s farm enjoying the natural environment of the Chianti hills and tasting delicious Tuscan cheese
- Private winery visit in the Chianti Classico wine region, private tastings and bespoke experiences with the local producers
- Enjoy a convivial Tuscan lunch at the famous butcher’s kitchen of Dario Cecchini eating everything from the muzzle to the tail
- The Chianti hill towns and their charming atmosphere
Let’s enjoy together good food, good wine, friendship and lots of beautiful steaks to devour surrounded by the stunning Tuscan hills and gorgeous Chianti villages. Let’s go in a Tuscan food and wine tour in Chianti!
Starting from your accommodation in Tuscany from where you will be picked up by your private English-speaking driver, and going through the typical Tuscan countryside of the Chianti, your food and wine experience starts with the first stop at cheese maker farm. During the farm tour, you can see with your own eyes what it means to live a peasant life today in Tuscany, learning also about cheeses production and the aging processes. The visit will ends with the tasting of the variety of cheeses, accompanied with organic bread and wine.
Talking about wine, Chianti is known worldwide for its wine so the next stop of the day definitely will be a family-run winery in the heart of the Chianti wine country. Located in between the Tuscan rolling hills, with its rich and mineral soil from by it we get the excellent Chianti Classico Docg, the wine estate will open the doors of its cellar where you will learn all about the winemaking activities, before having a private wine tasting session accompanied with the taste of their Extra virgin olive oil too.
Going up and down the Tuscan hills it is time for lunch and the famous butcher Dario Cecchini is waiting for you.
Lunch will be based on butcher specialties, eating everything from the muzzle to the tail, including the authentic Florentine steak and will be served in convivial tables enjoying the food, the company and celebrate life together.
Departure available from:
- The food & wine tour in Chianti is a private experience with departure from Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Castellina in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, all the Chianti area, and from Cortona, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, Arezzo, Lucca, Pisa, and from all the main tourist location of Tuscany.
- approximately 8 hours
- Qualified and professional English speaking driver
- Luxury vehicle (Mercedes-Benz or equivalent)
- Head office assistance and insurance coverage
- Complimentary water
- Wi-Fi on board
- Food guide and wine expert
- Cheese maker’s farm visit and cheese tastings
- Winery visit and wine tastings
- Convivial Tuscan lunch at the butcher’s kitchen of Dario Cecchini (a vegetarian menu is also available)
Pecorino Toscano DOP cheese: It is a soft, semi-hard and aged cheese produced from sheep’s milk, coming exclusively from the area of origin (Tuscany region). It is white or pale yellow in colour, with an intense flavour, fragrant and sweet. The product has a certification of authenticity and protected origin (DOP) since 1996 issued by the European Community. It is to be remembered that many cheese makers produce ricotta as well, a byproduct coming from the manufacture of cheese, often used in the preparation of handmade pasta (Ravioli, Tortelli) or confectionery specialties.
Chianti Classico DOCG Wine: The area has been famous for the production of wine since Roman and Medieval times, but it has been since 1716 that a notice of the Granducato of Tuscany regulated and limited the area of production denominated as Chianti. It was the first historical and legal document which foresaw this, 200 years in advance, before any other project of its type. Given the ever growing demand, in the following centuries, the surrounding areas of Tuscany started to produce wine, also taking advantage of such denomination; it was in 1924 then that the consortium of classic Chianti was established, which regulated and recognised to members only, the right to be able to benefit from the classic Chianti denomination and the original label and symbol of the black rooster. The highest percentage of vines used are sangiovese (80 – 100%), accompanied by other red grapes suitable for cultivation in this territory. This wine has an intense ruby colour and dry taste, is full bodied and velvety, and lends itself very well to further aging. It goes well with red meats, aged cheeses, mushrooms and truffles.
Chianina Cattle Breed and Florentine Steak: The porcelain-white Chianina is the largest breed of cattle in the world with a very long history that dates back to the Etruscans and Roman times. It takes its name from its homeland, the Valdichiana (valley of the south east of Tuscany) and until recent times the Chianina were used primarily as draft and work animals. With the advent of modern farming practices, selection emphasis has been placed on the breed’s ability to produce beef. Its meat (protected by the certification IGP) is one of the most valuable of Italy, by it we get the famous Florentine T-bone steak and the Tuscan cooking method can be only one: strictly to blood!