The Chianti is the wine cellar of Tuscany. Blessed with some of the regions oldest vineyards its gives birth to famous wines that are exported all over the world. It’s a place that’s synonymous with Italian wine. And with it’s manicured, sun kissed vineyards it’s a wonderful place to visit to taste some of the famous nectar.
If you’re based in Florence it’s an easy journey to the Chianti region. And of course the beauty of a real wine tasting here is being where the grapes are grown, seeing the cellars and tasting varieties that come from the estate you’re visiting.
As far as we are concerned, an organised wine tour from Florence is the best way to do this and there are now a few tours that will take you to and from the wine estates by bus, making your life easier and allowing you the pleasure of the experience without worrying about driving yourself. All with the benefit of a knowledgable local guide.
Experience the Chianti Afternoon Wine Tour from Florence
This Classic half-day wine tour departs from Florence on a comfortable air conditioned bus and drives you through the Tuscan countryside and the vineyards of the Chianti. You’ll stop at a well-known vineyard where you’ll be taken on a tour of the cellar and discover how the wine is made. You’ll be given a wine tasting experience here and taste the famous Chianti Classico’s and the Riservas amongst others.
The rest of the day will involve a trip to the remarkable wine town of Greve in Chianti and a tour of another vineyard in the Chianti Senesi, with an opportunity to taste yet more wines from the area. The tour concludes with a visit to the beautiful town of Castellina in Chianti where you’ll be free to stroll around and soak up the atmosphere at your leisure.
Why we love this tour
This tour gives you the chance to do enjoy an authentic wine experience from Florence. It’s great value for money and besides the fact that you will be tasting wines at the vineyards themselves you’ll also be shown the winemaking process first hand which is a big plus.
The tour takes you to Greve and Castellina in Chianti which are two towns well known for their associations with wine. It makes this a full immersion day in the world of Chianti wine. Best of all you’ll travel there and back in a comfortable, air conditioned bus.
The best way to enjoy wine in Florence
Once you’ve had a taste of the wine scene in the Chianti region you might want to do a bit more exploring in Florence. We highly recommend a trip to an enoteca where you can have a glass of everything from the humble Trebbiano to the prized Supertuscans.
Try La Divina Enoteca, Enoteca Alessi or Enoteca Pitti just in front of Pitti Palace. The San Lorenzo Food Market sells wine and there’s an area on the first floor where you can do some tasting too.
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