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“Castle & Wine”

Tuscan Wine Tours with Angie
Ranked #4 of 139 Food & Drink in Florence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Wine tours in Tuscany fun, but also educational, in small groups with a maximum of 8 people. The tuscany wine tours depart daily from Florence with a minimum of two people and you can choose among Chianti and Super Tuscan wine tour from Florence, Brunello wine tour and Chianti and Castle wine tour from Florence and Siena. All the tuscan wine tours are guided by wine professionals sommeliers and food expert tour guides. We will take you to our best wineries and to our best restaurants, selected after many years of tuscan wine tours and thanks to special access. Tuscan wine tours with angie is a trademark of Tuscany tour time, tour operator.
NYC
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71 reviews
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“Castle & Wine”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

My wife and I took Angie's Castle & Wine tour in late May. We had a fun, small group with Barbara as our guide. Barbara was very genuine and truly expressed an interest in wanting all of us to enjoy our day, as well as our time in Tuscany. She suggested La Casalinga ("the housewife") for dinner and it turned out to be my favorite place for steak.

Our first stop was at Castello Di Poppiano. The tour of the castle was great and so were the products. We purchased olive oil and their Tricorno (super tuscan). Next, we stopped for nice lunch that included a few different pastas to taste, bread with olive oil, salami, prosciutto and cheese, and coffee. The meal was accompanied by some wine. We sat on the enclosed patio due to the rain, but it still had nice views of the countryside. After lunch we hit our second and last vineyard, Solatione. The tour of Solatione was shorter. While not a merlot drinker, Solatione's merlot was unlike anything I have ever tasted. So, we had to buy some of that too, along with their excellent vin santo. Before heading back to Florence, we stopped at a small, quaint town called Greve. Here we had some free time to walk around and to try the famous butcher's products. This was also the town that Verrazano was from. If you are from the the NY tri-state, you will understand why this may be of some interest.

Would I recommend the tour? Yes, without a doubt. If you are a red wine drinker, these are smaller producers that you are most likely not able to purchase in the U.S. They make excellent wines, so treat yourself and send some home. Just be prepared to spend about $50 per bottle after factoring in shipping. Our wines arrived in four weeks. Grazie Mille Angie and Barbara for a terrific day!

Visited May 2013
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Boston, MA
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“The Best Way to See Tuscany!”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

We recently introduced our 22 year old son and 23 year old daughter to Italy, in a short duration (10 day) trip from Rome through Siena, Florence, and Cinque Terre. While we would have loved to linger in Tuscany for several days, we didn't have that luxury, so instead, hired Angie's Tuscan Wine Tours to give us a full day immersion in the Chianti province. Federico picked us up at our hotel in Siena in the early morning and gave us a wonderful tour of the region, ending up in a small, organic winery north of Siena. We took lots of great pictures, wandered through the vineyards, and tasted Chianti Classico, Super Tuscans, and Vincenzo. Federico was a great teacher! Our kids were just as engaged as we were, and I think we all developed a great appreciation for "terroire" and all the other elements of great wine making. We stopped in Greve for a delicious lunch (more wine) and some shopping, with more "color commentary" from Fedrico as we enjoyed many courses of local cuisine. When we climbed back in the van, I feared the worst: family food comas. But Federico kept us entertained and "wowed", stopping for us to take in more incredible vistas, and delivered us to another winery in Impruneta, where together with the lively and funny "Marco" indulged us with olive oil, more Chianti Classico, Super Tuscans, and Vincenzo. Yum! We were delivered directly to our hotel in Florence, making the day not just a great memory, but also a very efficient travel day. Can't imagine a better one day Tuscan experience!

Visited June 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“Highly Recommended”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

I was with a group that toured for 2 days and it was an absolutely wonderful experience. We visited 4 wineries, had lunch in roadside cafes that we would never have found, had excellent personal tours at each stop and tasted some fantastic wines. Needless to say, several orders were placed for both wine and olive oil. I was especially impressed with our guide who showed us a passion, pride and knowledge of the region and the wines of Tuscany. I have already told other potential visitors to be sure and use Tuscan Wine Tours with Angie when they go.

Visited May 2013
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“Great day of Castles and Chianti”
Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

We just got back from a fun day of wine tasting, beautiful scenery, way too much food and a very personable guide. We left town at 9:30 and returned at 5:30 which if it wasn't so relaxing and fun could've seemed like a very long day. Our guide was very kind and took us on a little extra stop to a Medieval village that was preparing for a festivity that evening. I highly recommend this tour, it works for the novice as well as the knowledgable wine lover alike. It is a little pricy, but well worth the euro! Ciao

Visited June 2013
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Macomb, Michigan
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“Highlight of our Trip”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

We visited Italy last summer (2012) and this was the highlight of our trip! We did the Chianti tour and Angie was very knowledgable of the Tuscan region and taught us all about wine tasting. The tastings were very intimate. We got to a tour of the vineyard and meet the owners and do the tasting directly wtih them. Come hungry, we got a full meal including breads, cheeses, crustini and the like with the first tasting! This tour is a must if you are visiting the Tuscan region.

Visited July 2012
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