Food & Wine Tour in Tuscany from Siena
Guided food and wine experience in Tuscany from Siena discovering the authentic Tuscan cuisine and tasting the best Tuscan wines, olive oil and cheeses.
Private food and wine tour in Tuscany with English speaking guide/driver and private driver service and transportation from Siena.
- Private food and wine tour in Tuscany with private driver and transportation from Siena
- Scenic itinerary through the iconic Tuscan countryside
- Guided full day wine & food experience by an English speaking wine guide and food expert
- Visit of a cheese maker’s farm and tasting delicious Pecorino cheese
- Private wineries visits with wine and extra virgin olive oil tastings: bespoke experiences with the local producers
- Enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch overlooking the hills of Tuscany with wines pairing
- The Tuscan hill towns and their charming atmosphere
Its iconic landscapes, the amazing history and art, the variety in cuisine and some of the finest Italian wines make a food and wine tour in Tuscany a must-do and the daytrip of a lifetime.
This tour is a private and chauffeured experience and your private driver will pick you up directly from your accommodation in Siena.
Driving through the Tuscan countryside, passing by its lovely small hill towns, tour will reach the first location of the day: a cheese making farm producing Pecorino cheeses and many other dairy products. The farm is a family-run activity and someone of the family will be glad to guide you visiting the farm and dairy for then enjoying a tasting of all their delicious cheeses. This will give you the chance to see what it means to live a farmer life today in Tuscany with attention to the sustainability, preserving, and respecting the nature.
The food and wine experience in Tuscany will then lead you in a winery that produces extra virgin olive oil too, where the owner and winemaker will open for us the doors of his cellar. We will enjoy with him a visit to the estate and a guided wine tasting session learning everything you want to know about the wine making processes and about the styles of his excellent wines and his tasty extra virgin olive oil.
The tour retains for you another experience: a traditional Tuscan lunch in a beautiful terrace overlooking the stunning Tuscan rolling hills. Lunch will be set in a farm and winery and it will be paired with their best wines, enjoying the perfect match of the local cuisine and finest Tuscan wines.
Departure available from:
- The food & wine tour in Tuscany is a private experience with departure from Siena.
- 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 with wine and olive oil tastings
- Traditional Tuscan lunch in a winery with wines pairing (a vegetarian menu is also available)
Tuscany Wine Regions: Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world’s oldest and most famous wine regions: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Tuscany has forty-one Denominazioni di origine controllata (DOC) and eleven Denominazioni di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG). In the 1970s a new class of wines known in the trade as “Super Tuscans” emerged. These wines were made outside DOC/DOCG regulations but were considered of high quality and commanded high prices. Many of these wines are based on a “Bordeaux-blend” and became cult wines. Others very well reputed Tuscan wine regions and Tuscan wines are Cortona, Morellino di Scansano and Carmignano. Tuscany is also known for the dessert wine Vin Santo, made from Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes.
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.
Tuscan IGP Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Since 1998 Tuscan olive oil has been prided on its IGP status (protected geographical indication PGI), and is produced exclusively with olives coming from local producers, and processed in olive-presses located within the Tuscan territory. The main variety of olives of the classic Tuscan blend are: Frantoio, Lecccino, Moraiolo and Pendolino, with the addition of minor varieties of less than 15%. Extra virgin olive oil is the best product, with an acidity of less than 1%. The fresh olive oil is bright green in color, which becomes yellow when mature. With a harmonious taste, fruity and acid free, the Tuscan blend of Evoo is very eclectic and it goes very well as a condiment for soups, bruschetta, fish, meat and vegetables, but also for more structured dishes such as roasts and sauces for pasta. It makes a healthy and exceptional seasoning because of its digestibility and nutritional contributions.