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Wine tour in Chianti 

Discover the secrets of production of the most famous italian wine

Lunch in a Castle Restaurant 

 

Duration: Full day
Departures from: Firenze
Experience performed in: Chianti & surroundings
  • 11:00 am: meeting at the hotel in Florence with our english speaking driver. (if car&driver service is selected)

  • 12:00 am Start the visit of Castle of Verrazzano in  Greve In Chianti. There is a great tradition of winemaking here: the “vineyards situated in Verrazzano” are mentioned in a manuscript which dates back to 1150 preserved at the abbey of Passignano. The Castle was the property of the Verrazzano family in the VII century. Giovanni da Verrazzano, the navigator and discoverer of the bay of New York and of most of the East coast of modern U.S., was born here in 1485. 
    Visit to the winery. You will visit the vineyards and olive groves, the production area and the ancient cellars dating back to the XVI century. 
    Wine tasting of  “Verrazzano Rosso” IGT Toscana; Verrazzano Chianti Classico DOCG; Verrazzano Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG; IGT Toscana Supertuscan RED; Verrazzano Vinsanto del Chianti Classico DOC; Tasting of Grappa Verrazzano.
    You will taste this wines accompanied by a light lunch of: PDO Tuscan ham, wild boar salami, head cheese with lemon zest, finocchiona (a typical salami flavoured with fennel seeds), crostino with lard from Greve Valley Tasting of Olio Extravergine di Oliva bio“ Castello di Verrazzano”; tasting of “Balsamico Verrazzano” on pecorino (sheep cheese); pasta with tomato sauce and Chianti herbs; grilled sausages and rosticciana (pork ribs) or roast pork loin with side dishes from our garden; farm cake and Cantuccini (almond cookies); coffee

  • 03:00 pm end of the activities in Verrazzano and departure to Capannelle Winery in Gaiole in Chianti village. 

  • 03:45 pm Visit of the winery (vineyards, production area, wine cellars) with a wine tasting of 3 Capannelle wines: Chardonnay IGT or Rosato IGT; Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG and Solare IGT

  • 05:15 pm end of the activities and back to Florence (if car&driver service is selected) / to your next destination

    * the program may be subject to some modifications depending on the availability of the structures.


 

Type of tour: wine tour, private

AvailabilityMonday to Saturday

Duration: 7 hrs 1/2

Departure time: 11:00 am from Florence (if transportation selected)

Meeting point: Florence hotel if downtown / Florence train station (if transportation selected)

Cancellation policy:

  • No fee up to 8 days before the starting day;
  • From 7 days to 3 days before the tour starting date: 50% penalty;
  • 48 hours' notice: 70% penalty;
  • 24 hours' notice: 100% penalty.

Inclusions:

  • Private transportation & English speaking driver if selected
  • pick up and drop off in Florence if transportation selected
  • visit to the  Verrazzano winery  and wine tasting with 3 different wines
  • full lunch in Verrazzano Castle Restaurant 
  • visit to the Capannelle winery 

Exclusions:

  • everything not mentioned in the inclusions

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