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Dallas, Texas
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Winery Tour Options

My husband and I will be staying at the Villa il Poggialle and we want to be able to see a number of different sites in Tuscany. We will have a rental car but want to do a few winery tours and don't want to be drinking and driving. Can anyone help with options or ideas so we can see as much of Tuscany as possible (in one day) and also enjoy some of the excellent wine in the region?

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1. Re: Winery Tour Options

You will have a much better time if try not to see as " much" as you can. That said try Corzano e Paterno it is only a few minutes from where you are staying http://corzanoepaterno.com amazing wine and some of the best cheese in Tuscany. After that take a slow drive through Chianti Classico and have lunch at Osteria alla Piazza http://www.osteriaallapiazza.com.

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>>>>> We will have a rental car but want to do a few winery tours and don't want to be drinking and driving. <<<<

Then I suggest you take one of the tours offered by Villa il Poggiale.

Alternatively you might like to visit the following vineyards as we did whilst staying at Villa il Poggiale in 2006 and buy a few bottles without tasting to drink elsewhere:




Here are two more vineyards closer to where you're staying which we've never visited nor tasted their wine:



Seattle, Washington
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3. Re: Winery Tour Options

Yep, wine tasting and driving don't go well together. The good thing about doing a tour is that you can drink without a care, don't feel obliged to make a purchase and get to ask lots of questions.

There is a vineyard in San Casciano near where you are staying - Tenuta il Corno- (googlemaps make it 11km, I just checked). The owner is charming, not all that business orientated and they are just outside the Chianti Classico region - all of which mean they don't get that many tourists. It's a shame because the wine, food and setting are sublime. They'll do a full wine tasting with anti-pasta of local products for 15 Euro or thereabouts. Give them a call first - if you explain where you are staying they may even offer to have someone pick you up- or a 11km taxi ride won't cost the earth.

Re wine tours there are many which run from Florence. Again, call and see if they will pick you up rather than you go into florence only to head back to Chianti. You'll find lots of them here on TA with glowing reviews- my pick would be www.slow-days.com but you'll likely have a good time with whomever you go.

Edited: 1:59 pm, August 27, 2011
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4. Re: Winery Tour Options

I second corzano e paterno for their wine and cheese tour

i was there 7 years ago and Anthony Bourdain was there filming their artesinal pecorrino cheese making

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