Wine-Tasting Tours


Wine Tasting & Tour In Chianti Rufina



Castello del Trebbio was built in the twelfth century.
It is surrounded by 350 hectares estate (54 hectares vineyards, 10.000 olive trees) and is bordered by native forest.   
Once owned by the Pazzi family, it was the scene of the attempted murder of the Medici brothers in 1478. 
The castle was given to the Medici family who changed it from a fortress into a villa for the bishop of Fiesole.  
The current family bought the estate in 1968 and have restored to respecting its architecture .  
They currently live in the castle.

During the 50 minutes tour of the castle’s courtyard and private chapel and the cellars 
the group will hear a brief history of the castle and of the Pazzi conspiracy and 
it will be able to view the Pazzi coat of arms sculpted by Donatello.  
The tour concludes with a visit to the old castle’s wine cellars where the wine is aged and the oil is stored.   
The group will learn about the Chianti region and how the wine and oil is produced in Tuscany.

grounds offer many beautiful photo opportunities and after the tasting the group
is welcome to wander amongst the grapevines and olive trees.





Four wines will be offered for tasting as follows:

Bianco di Castignano 2007

Chianti DOCG Castello del Trebbio 2007

Chianti Rufina Riserva ‘Lastricato’ 2003

Vin Santo 2000  

These wines will be served with typical Tuscan
 antipasti of Pecorino cheese, 
Finocchiona salami, fettunta 
(crisp bread rubbed with garlic and 
drizzled with our extra virgin olive oil) 
and 2 other kinds of “crostini”.
The Vin Santo will be served with cantuccini di Prato, 
our local biscuits with almonds.

A minimum of 8 people is required. Price 22 euro per person

Usually they are held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings starting at 10.30 am.



Brunello Tour and Tasting





Visit to a famous farm at  Montalcino

Tenute Silvio Nardi are 80 hectars of vineyards in an unspoiled - and well loved - part of central Tuscany:
at Montalcino, whose symbol is its great red wine, Brunello.
Silvio Nardi founded the estate here at Casale del Bosco; since 1985 it has been run by his youngest daughter, Emilia.
Emilia Nardi knows she can depend on Casale's special and distinctive territory
to produce a contemporary and elegant Brunello.
She has invested single-mindedly in the vineyards in this harmonious natural setting -
as any tasting of her fine wines will attest.
Each of her signature wines expresses the differing character of Sangiovese when it is grown at Montalcino.
The estate's vineyards are situated between 140 and 420 metres above sea level:
some extend north-west of Montalcino on the hills around Casale del Bosco,
while others are located to the north of it at Tenuta di Bibbiano and to the south-east at Manachiara,
where the precious cru of the same name originates. 
Your guide will be  Joerg Kollnberger  
During the visit you will be given technical and historical explanations about the wines
and afterwards there is the wine tasting.



Vineyard walk and Wine Tasting in Chianti




Walking through vineyards in Tuscany! Tasting Tuscan wines over a genuine country lunch in the vineyard *or at the quaint enoteca in the nearby enchanting hamlet!  Daydreaming? 
No, this memorable half day in the Tuscany countryside is here for the taking!

Come visit a private vineyard situated in a secluded and breathtaking position midway between Florence and Siena. 
You’ll learn about cultivating techniques,
which grapes go into which Tuscan wines and why these wines have made such a come back in the last 30 years. 

After this memorable yet informative walk you will have the opportunity to taste three of the wines produced
 in the oldest of the vineyards.  A vineyard where 70+ year old vines intertwine in perfect harmony with secular trees.  

Your wine tasting will be accompanied by an array of Tuscan culinary delights.  Bruschetta with cold press extra virgin olive oil, cold cuts and cheeses, organic honey, cured olives, seasonal vegetables and fruit. Topped off with a taste  of “passito” the sweetest of Tuscan wines made from the plumpest and sweetest  grapes on the vine.  

You will have the luxury of an English speaking translator familiar with the area and the vineyard who will share the stories and tales of this enchanting countryside.  So, come and discover one of the many hidden treasures of Tuscany.
 Bring an unforgettable Tuscan memory home with you!

Price per participant:

35.00 euro.  (with own transportation)

  Min. 8 max. 10 participants




We are able to arrange daily tours or weekly stays with visits to various farms according to the desires of our clients,

so please contact me for any help you might require to make your stay even more enjoyable.