Wine tasting tour of the Bolgheri "Supertuscan" wineries of Tuscany.

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Bolgheri and Super-Tuscan full-day, private winery tour

Bolgheri and Super-Tuscan wine tour details and itinerary

This tour will take you to Bolgheri, a small village near the Tyrrhenian coast of Tuscany and famous as the birthplace of the poet Giosuè Carducci, and now even more so for its "Super Tuscan" wines, including Sassiccaia, a blend of Cabernets, and the Grattamacco and Ornellaia wine estates.

In this coastal wine region mostly French grape varietals are grown – Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Syrah. In former times,  the producers had to classify these wines as table wines because they did not conform to the DOC regulations for Chianti wine. The producers aimed to create a wine that would be accepted on its own merits by consumers. After the huge success of these "table wines" all over the world, the authorities allocated them their own denominations, namely Bolgheri DOC and Sassicaia DOC.

Tyrrhenian Coast near Bolgheri
The Tyrrhenian Coast

Main gate of Bolgheri, Tuscany
Main gate of Bolgheri, Tuscany

Bolgheri is now almost an exclusive sea-side club packed with boutique wine producers, including important names such as Antinori, Gaja, Frescobaldi, Cavallari, Michelse Satta, etc. Because these wineries were built from the ground up on largely uninhabited territory, many of the richer companies were able to build stunning wineries that are functional objects d'art. Among the best known are Petra and Rocca di Frassinello.

Petra Wine Estate Borgheri
Petra Wine Estate

Rocca di Frassinello Winery Borgheri
Rocca di Frassinello Winery

Your transport will be our comfortable minibus which is the most relaxing way to see the countryside without any worries about winery appointments nor road signs. And you’ll enjoy the expert commentary of your driver-guide while in transit and wine tastings with your personal sommelier.

This is the programme for the day:
• 9.00 a.m. Departure from Florence
• 10.30 a.m. Arrival at Bolgheri and visit the first winery . Where you can visit the cellar, finally wine tasting.
• 13.00 p.m. Light lunch at the local restaurant.
• 2.30 p.m. Driving along the hills where you can see the different type of vineyard.
• 3.00 p.m. Visit the secon winery where you can meet the wine grower who will show you the techniques of viticulture. Eventually wine tasting.
• 4.30 p.m. Departure to be back in Florence by 6.00 p.m.

Private Tour Prices
Minimum 4 persons
Tour price
4 ­ - 5 people: € 400 per person
6 ­- 8 people: € 350 per person

Meet/DepartPiazza dei Cavalleggeri, Florence
What time does the tour start?At 9.00 a.m.
What time does the tour end?At 5.30 p.m.



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