Relax and treat yourself to the Bordeaux style wines from Tuscany's incredible west coast
An indulgent exploration of Italy’s stunning new-world wine production areas.
The day commences with a private driver collecting the group from their accommodation in Florence or surrounds. What follows is a drive of around 2 hours through the splendid Tuscan countryside towards the west coast of Italy. The destination is around the Bolgheri area in the comune of Castagneto Carducci, today famous for its great number of innovative wineries producing some of the world’s most beloved wines.
A total of two wineries will be visited throughout this Super Tuscan tour, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Guests will be able to select the wine-tasting options they wish, after having enjoyed a guided visit of the cellars and other areas of the estates. Lunch will be in Bolgheri, where guests may dine on local delicacies produced to perfectly pair with the regional wines.
In between will be a drive along the stunning roads bordered by olive groves and cypress trees, including the picturesque Bolgherese Province Road lined with over 3,000 trees.
The day concludes back at the guests’ accommodation in the early evening after a pleasant drive back towards Florence.
The most famous area for this progressive vinicultural approach is on the coast of Tuscany, with Bolgheri the likely capital of this new-world wine-making area. The wines were greatly received internationally, being unofficially classified as Super Tuscans to distinguish them from the official Table Wine (Vino da Tavola) denomination that they otherwise fell under. A new official wine appellation was eventually created however – I.G.T. (Indicazione Geografica Tipica – Indication of Geographic Tipicity).
The biggest names in this innovative approach are arguably Sassicaia, Ornellaia and Antinori, however for those in the know, there are many other less-famous producers making equally marvelous blends.
WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO EXPERIENCE
- Traverse the splendid Tuscan countryside.
- See cypress-lined drives and picturesque vineyards spread across the landscape.
- Find out about the innovative wine production techniques and the award-winning results.
- Visit two cellars and enjoy wine tastings in the company of an estate expert.
- Dine on traditional delights in Bolgheri.
- Optional Upgrade: Experience this day to the fullest in the company of an English-speaking certified sommelier/wine expert to accompany the group for an extra $ 290.