A comprehensive guide to the Tuscan wine tours
If you like wine, then Tuscany is the place for you! There are many different types of wine tours to choose from. Whether you want a tour that focuses on an individual winery or one with more variety, there is something for everyone.
The first documented mention of the famous red wine from Tuscany was in about 1398 when it was recommended as an ideal wine for those with gout or arthritis—a refreshing alternative to fatty and salty foods that were otherwise considered good health choices! This blog post will go over few of the most popular tuscan wine tours and help guide your decision-making process.
1. Wine and Chianti Tour
This tour is the most popular of all wine tours in Tuscany. The Wine and Chianti tour focuses on various wineries, generally within an hour or two drive from Florence (depending on where you stay). Some examples include Castello Banfi, Ruffino Winery, Antinori Villa Medoro.
2. Wine and Castles Tour
This tour is the second most popular of all wine tours in Tuscany. The Wine and Castles tour focuses on various wineries but includes some amazing castles along with it. The more expensive version offers unique experiences such as going into an underground cave to try their wines or even going inside a castle turned into a museum.
3. Chianti Classico Wine Tour
This tour is specific to the Chianti region, which is located between Florence and Siena. It includes many of the most popular wineries in Tuscany (Antinori Villa Medoro, Castello Banfi). The cheaper wine tours will only take you to a couple of different vineyards. In contrast, more expensive ones offer experiences like going into an underground cave or visiting a castle turned museum.
4. Brunello Wine Tour
This tour is specific to Brunello wine which can only be produced in one region of Tuscany: Montalcino. The most expensive and popular wineries for this tour are Antinori Villa Medoro, Castello Banfi, Tenuta Il Greppo.