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

Wine Making Experience and Gourmet Dinner at a Boutique Winery in Tuscany
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Tour snapshot
Experience world-famous Chianti wine country without the stress of planning
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
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
Highlights
  • 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
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
  • 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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5049P34
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
  • Tasting of Tuscan Olive Oil
  • Your exclusive wine bottle with personalized label
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Florencetown, Piazza Mentana, 3, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy Florencetown Booking office is located opposite from the Arno River. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starting time.
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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
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
  • Tasting of Tuscan Olive Oil
  • Your exclusive wine bottle with personalized label
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Florencetown, Piazza Mentana, 3, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy Florencetown Booking office is located opposite from the Arno River. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starting time.
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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
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 travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.0
12 reviews
Excellent
8
Very good
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Terrible
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Jennifer E
2 contributions
It was a good experience but not at all what I had in mind. The tour guide seemed like a improvisation since he didnt really explain things very well and seemed to fill in gaps with whatever other subject.
The wine blending was interested yet, not informative and wished they had specified that the blend was per couple not per person
Written October 1, 2021
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Matthew W
2 contributions
Couples
Our guide, Dario, was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. He spoke wonderful English and would highly recommend Dario as a tour guide if you get an opportunity to select your guide. The wine and food were great but the conversation with our guide really made the experience worthwhile! Opt for the private tour over the semi private if you can! You will not be disappointed! Thanks, Dario and Florencetown for a memorable experience!!
Written May 27, 2022
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Sara B
2 contributions
Great experience - just my husband and I and one other couple. Travel to and from the winery was perfect, the guide, Dario, was excellent. We enjoyed making the wine and learning about the process. The meal was delicious but the only negative was the guide did not join us and we would have appreciated talking to him about the wines, the food we were eating, and living in Tuscany.
Written October 24, 2021
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JA
World5 contributions
Friends
I reached out to the company about how our experience was not as described (it was supposed to include a 5 course meal and didn’t even include dinner), yet have failed to hear back. The one positive was our driver Dario who was fantastic and did everything he could with the situation he was given. We got only an aperitivo and not a 5 course meal. I know something went wrong in the kitchen, but a multiple course dinner was to be included or the price discounted. Then by the time the tour ended all the restaurants were closed.

Dario was fantastic and it’s not his fault but Florencetown put him in awkward situation. He did everything he could to make it better but he on his own can’t cook a 5 course meal.

They tried to make it better by adding another wine tasting but lots of wine and no dinner is not a good combination. It’s really terrible the company won’t respond and make it right. Everyone on the trip was starving by the end.

Really disappointing, but thank you to Dario for making the most of it that was in his control.
Written May 31, 2022
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trl
Springfield, IL23 contributions
Couples
Just did this with my husband last weekend. Even with covid and masks, it was awesome. It was just us and one other couple. We are from the U.S. weren't sure exactly what to expect as far as dinner , but it was 5 courses and really good. There was more wine learning than I expected but our guide was excellent. His name, I think, was Dario. He was really personable and knowledgeable and honest. The only downside was that he didn't spend the meal with us. So we did 2 hours of wine learning and then when it came to eating/applying the learning, he wasn't with us. So when the actual wine pairing was happening with food, we couldn't hear from him about the flavors to look for or are questions about things we'd heard about wine going with different foods. We did 2 wine tours in Florence, had a lot of great food and saw a lot of beautiful sights , but this was our favorite activity there.
Written October 13, 2021
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Debbie H
Charlotte, NC4 contributions
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 May 7, 2019
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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 June 6, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

222tamaran
Montreal, Quebec27 contributions
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 June 13, 2018
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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 June 25, 2018
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Carolyn B
Fairfax, VA6 contributions
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 July 18, 2018
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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 July 19, 2018
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Kevin A
5 contributions
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 July 10, 2018
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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 July 12, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

451travelfun101
Stow, OH6 contributions
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 July 6, 2018
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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 July 9, 2018
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