Wine Tours

Imagine... you’re driving through Chianti and you’re not sure if the beauty of the cypress trees and vineyards can make you forget about how all the curves in the road are making you dizzy… or worse.
You see a sign for a winery. You brake suddenly and…

YOU TURN ONTO A DIRT ROAD ...

Or

A SHORT PAVED DRIVEWAY ...

A memorable experience indeed…but our tours are much different.


OUR PRIVATE WINE TOURS

All of our wine tours are private and are led by Francesco Gronchi, certified sommelier.
Francesco’s interest in wine began at a scandalously young age on his grandfather’s knee, and over the years his political skills and appreciative palate have enabled him to develop a vast network of contacts and friends throughout the Tuscan wine-world.

Logistics

  • Wine tours are full-day affairs, usually beginning at the first winery at 10 am and concluding by 5 or 6 pm

  • A full-day includes 2 to 3 in-depth winery visits, tastings and lunch

  • We do not provide transportation but we can put you in touch with a great local company

  • Prices are provided upon request, and are based on the formula of €50 per hour for Francesco’s accompaniment, plus lunch costs and wine-tasting fees

Wine-growing areas

we offer wine tours in the following places. Because the areas are distant from one another, we suggest focusing on no more than one area per day.

  • Montalcino

  • Chianti

  • Bolgheri & the coast

  • San Gimignano

Each winery visited is carefully selected and considered an excellent representation of its category. We choose wineries where we believe they offer you, together with Francesco’s accompaniment, an experience you would never find on your own. Some wineries open their cellars only to our clients.
The itineraries usually contrast different realities, all of rigorously high-quality: well-known producers with lesser-known ones, large operations with small family ones.
Upon request we can create itineraries focusing solely on niche productions.

To inquire about or book wine tour please send us an email.