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Wine Making Experience and Gourmet Dinner at a Boutique Winery in Tuscany provided by FlorenceTown

Wine Making Experience and Gourmet Dinner at a Boutique Winery in Tuscany

Wine Making Experience and Gourmet Dinner at a Boutique Winery in Tuscany
4.5
from €119.00 per adult
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from €119.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Instead of just ordering Chianti at a restaurant, travel straight to its source with this winemaking and gourmet experience at a medieval villa outside Florence. Travel through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to a hilltop estate, where you get a lesson in wine blending, taste authentic Chianti wines, and then create your own blend. The flavor continues with a 4-course dinner of Tuscan specialties served in a historic atmosphere.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Experience world-famous Chianti wine country without the stress of planning
Taste authentic Chianti wines and olive oils at a historic estate
Learn to order Chianti Classico, Super Tuscan, and other varietals with confidence
Indulge in a gourmet 4-course dinner complete with dessert and limoncello
What to expect
A special WINE MAKING EXPERIENCE, fun and ecucational for everyone, will let you understand how different varieties of pure wines (from Sangiovese, Canaiolo grapes etc.) are blended to obtain the final complex wines, each one with a peculiar bouquet of scents and flavours. You will then be served dinner, while you will learn the basics of pairing different wines with specific dishes. You will enjoy 4 different wines, including Chianti and Supertuscan -from the estate-. Plus, a sweet typical dessert wine.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5049P34
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Round-trip transportation from Florence with Mercedes Minivan • Guided visit of the winery cellars • WINE MAKING EXPERIENCE - create your own personal wine blend! • Tasting of 5 different Tuscan Wines (including a sweet typical wine) and Tasting of Tuscan Olive Oil • Gourmet dinner at a boutique Winery • Suitable for vegetarians (please inform us in advance) • Wine Maker Certificate
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
5h
Departure details
I Bike Florence, Piazza Mentana, 2, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy Florencetown Booking office is located opposite from the Arno River
Inclusions
Round-trip transportation from Florence with Mercedes Minivan • Guided visit of the winery cellars • WINE MAKING EXPERIENCE - create your own personal wine blend! • Tasting of 5 different Tuscan Wines (including a sweet typical wine) and Tasting of Tuscan Olive Oil • Gourmet dinner at a boutique Winery • Suitable for vegetarians (please inform us in advance) • Wine Maker Certificate
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
I Bike Florence, Piazza Mentana, 2, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy Florencetown Booking office is located opposite from the Arno River
Duration
5h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum drinking age is 18 years old
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking (vegetarian menu available on request).
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

4.5
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Debbie H
Charlotte, NC4 contributions
DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR
May 2019 • Friends
This was our last night in Italy and wanted something special. HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED. This tour was not at all as advertised. When we arrived at the winery it started out very pleasant with a good sommelier. However when it was dinner time we were a party of 4-received 4 pieces of cheese and 4 pieces of bread with a sip for “wine tasting”. Dinner consisted of penne pasta with “ragu sauce”, and a sip of wine once again for the tasting. Then we had a piece of boiled pork with some cannelloni beans and another sip of wine for the tasting. No dessert, no dessert wine, no olive oil tasting and no tasting of 5 wines as advertised. We Were picked up at one location and dropped off at another. Highly recommend- DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR. Enjoy your time in Italy. This one is not for you.
Written 7 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Alliecharlie, Thank you for choosing Florencetown and for sharing your feedback about this experience. Being a customer oriented company we highly appreciate our guests opinions, both positive and negative, since they are fundamental in order to constantly improve the level of our services. Let me start saying that we are glad to know you loved the first part of the experience, related to the Wine Lab. On the contrary, we are very sorry to hear that you did not appreciate the dinner part and felt like this was misrepresented. Thus please, let me go through the points you underline. First of all, the dinner is actually a 4-course one, as described: a starter (usually made by tasting of cold cuts and cheeses with home made jams), a pasta (that day the Chef prepared a beef ragu sauce as a daily dish), a main course (for instance Arista – that is a typical Italian cut – with beans, a course that is specifically served in Tuscany) and Cantuccini (typical Tuscan biscuits) with a taste of sweet wine (Vinsanto). The dinner is usually served with a tasting of different wines: the first one in the winery, during the wine lab experience; three wines paired with the dishes; a final wine (sweet one) with desert, for a total of 5 tastings. The restaurants of the winery confirms that the olive oil tasting was done at the beginning of the dinner (the oil is produced by the Olive Mill inside the Winery itself and a bottle of it was at disposal of our guests for other tastings, during the whole dinner). Finally, for what concerns drop on and drop off locations, please note they are both in the very Florence city center, 7 minutes distance walking one to the other. The reason you were dropped off in a different square is that at night circulation of some vehicles is limited in some areas, thus we chose the closest point possible, in order to be comfortable for you. Based on that, we do believe that the experience and dinner are correctly described on our website and on other distribution channels. This said, it is clear that your perception of the tour was different, compared to the ones of other guests, as you can also read from the many positive reviews we receive about this tour everyday, and we are very sorry about that. Sometimes I imagine is a also a matter of tastes and expectations. If you had told us, or called the office the day after, we would have taken care of you, and tried to immediately understand what happened, this in order to do something to compensate your disappointment. We are very sorry that you did not have the chance to test the real level of our services and customer care, thus you are strongly invited to contact us again, if back to Florence. We will make sure, as we do everyday, you will live the best experience possible. Again, thank you for choosing our company. Best regards, Benedetta Borri
Written 6 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Carolyn B
Fairfax, VA6 contributions
Make your own wine!
Jul 2018 • Family
The sommelier taught us about the different grapes grown in Italy and then gave us the opportunity to create - using the 3 primary grapes - our own blend. My 17-year-old grandson loved this event! We enjoyed a delicious meal in a beautiful setting with great company. Before leaving for home we purchased some of the delicious wine. Our group was small, and this made the whole experience especially rewarding. I highly recommend this event.
Written 18 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Mrs. Carolyn B. , we are glad to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate that you enjoyed our experience so much to write this marvellous review. I am personally amazed to read waht you have written, since you managed to express in few sentences all the fundamental characteristics of Florencetown and its customer-care. We hope that Florencetown will be able to welcome you again in Florence, in order to spend another beautiful experience together; maybe a Cooking Class this time! We are always at disposal for any information or question, so don’t hesitate to contact us! Best regards Thomas Varriale Guest Relations Florencetown
Written 19 July 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kevin A
2 contributions
Tuscan Tour was Amazing
Jun 2018 • Family
The Tuscan tour was fantastic. The visit to the Vilas and Olive Farm were beautiful. The group was led by our guide Luca, who was very knowledgeable and very funny. The group was small and Luca made it personal.
Written 10 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Mr. Kevin A. , we are glad to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and that we managed to make you spent a lovely time, this makes us proud! We Hope to have soon the chance to escort you through another of our experiences, maybe one of a different tipology, in order to confirm the great review you made. We are always at disposal for any information or question, so don’t hesitate to contact us! Best regards Thomas Varriale Guest Relations Florencetown
Written 12 July 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

451travelfun101
Stow, OH6 contributions
Wine Enthusiasts Dinner and Wine Lab - Tuscany
Jun 2018 • Couples
My husband and I weren't quite sure what to expect since we have never done one of these tours before, but we were pleasantly surprised. After a 30 minute ride in an air-conditioned van from Florence to the Tuscany countryside, we arrived at a small boutique winery. Our guide at the winery was very nice and informative. After explaining some of the regional wine grape varieties, we had a tour of their cellar where they make the wine, then went into a tasting room where we could understand the unique taste of each grape. Afterwards we created our own blend of wine that everyone in the group was able to sample. This was a blast! Then we went upstairs for dinner, where we had great views of the winery and hillsides. We had different wine pairings with each food experience. The main meal wasn't anything fancy, but it was cooked well and tasted good. Afterwards we were taken back into Florence. This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Florence (we were there for four days), and I highly recommend this specific tour if you really like a variety of wines and the whole wine-making process - and also if you want a break from the tourists in Florence!
Written 6 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear 451travelfun101 , we are very happy to read that you joined our Wine Ethusiasts' Dinner, and that you enjoyed so much this experience you decided to write this great review; this makes us proud! We hope you will be soon our guest on another of our experiences, maybe on one of a different typology, so that you may have an even more complete overall picture of Florencetown’s quality and passion. We are always at disposal for any information or question, so don’t hesitate to contact us! Best regards Thomas Varriale Guest Relations Florencetown
Written 9 July 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

smallybox
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
Tuscan wine trail
Winery tour was amazing, and our guide Marta was so friendly and accommodating.
Highly recommend this tour for anyone who enjoys wine and beautiful scenery.
Written 28 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Smallybox, we are glad for the review you wrote, it is both a way to reach the perfect quality and a reason of satisfaction when we read about your enjoyment on a tour of ours. We will also report this message to the guide who escorted you on the tour, Marta will be happy and proud of it for sure. Of course, we hope you will be our guest again soon, in order to confirm the great review you made. We are always at disposal for any information or question, so don’t hesitate to contact us! Best regards Thomas Varriale Guest Relations Florencetown
Written 28 June 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

222tamaran
Montreal, Quebec24 contributions
AMAZING 😋
Jun 2018 • Couples
This tour started out with an enthusiastic host our driver LUCA. Got our attention from the beginning. Then off we went. The view of the country side was so beautiful. The wine tour was really something. We enjoyed every bit of it, and have learnt so much. The olive oil tour was interesting as well now i know what I’m getting when i buy cold press. The all naturally grown foood was so god. Over all AWESOMAZING!! THANKS!
*LUCA thank you for everything.
Written 13 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear 222Tamaran, It is a real pleasure to read that you chose Florencetown to spend a lovely eve dining, and we also appreciate that our tour and guide Luca managed to make you spend a great experience in our wonderful country. We hope you will be soon our guest on another of our experiences, in order to spend another wonderful time together. We are always at disposal for any information or question, so don’t hesitate to contact us! Best regards Thomas Varriale Guest Relations Florencetown
Written 25 June 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Abby J
Wellington, New Zealand105 contributions
So worth it great experience
Two of us did this tour and it was a fun experience. We got to make our own wine to drink at the tasting before moving onto dinner with tastings from the wineries vineyards. Both wine and food was delicious.
The scenery was beautiful. Very enjoyable evening.
Written 22 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Mrs. Abby J. , we are glad to read that you chose Florencetown for your stay in Florence, and we also appreciate the time you spent writing the review. We are also happy to read that you enjoyed so much this experience, that is what makes us go further searching for the best quality for our guests! We hope that Florencetown will be able to welcome you again in Florence, in order to spend another beautiful experience together. We are always at disposal for any information or question, so don’t hesitate to contact us! Best regards Thomas Varriale Guest Relations Florencetown
Written 23 May 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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