The tour was great and we all loved it 🙂 Highly recommend it The people at the vineyard were friendly an fun
This grape tour in Florence allows you to experience UVA pressing and participate in some of the festivities for yourself. It presents a unique opportunity to experience rural Tuscan life as it really is, all in one immersive day trip.
Harvest time has long been a festival during which rural families celebrate the end of a long season of toil, sacrifices, and hard work and reap the rewards of their efforts.
The wine-making formally commences, and the spirit of joyous revelry can be observed throughout the countryside.
Those iconic images of local Italian girls with their skirts hitched up as they trample the season's grapes have become synonymous with this time of year and have featured in many cult Italian movies.
Venture into the Tuscany countryside during this time of year, and you'll see men carrying large quantities of grapes in large baskets. The grapes are poured into tanks, and their juices are extracted in the first step of the winemaking process.
Every busy day ends with delicious meals shared around a communal table, often in the open air.
Your UVA Pressing Tour
This tour in the Tuscan countryside allows you to experience this very special time of year and participate in some of the festivities for yourself.
It presents a unique opportunity to witness rural Tuscan life as it really is all while tasting some delicious local wine at a local farm during the grape harvest.
This private tour in the Tuscan countryside is for couples and small groups and includes a walking tour of a vineyard with a wine tasting experience.
Depending on the time of year, our itinerary can include joining in the grape-picking process at the winery or getting involved in Tuscany UVA pressing along with the local farmers on your day trip.
Take part in these fantastic ancient traditions and enjoy a true taste of Tuscany, all with the expert help of a local guide.
PRICES, DEPOSITS, AND PAYMENTS:
Price for this grape tour in Florence is $350 USD per person for a group of between 2 and 4 guests.
Price for this grape tour in Florence is $300 USD per person for a group of between 5 and 8 guests.
Deposits and balance of payments are accepted by bank transfer or credit card via Paypal.
For all the private tours, you can book through email at [email protected] or you can contact Matteo at +61 404572020 or +39 0621118983
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES:
Pick up in Florence, at 9:00 a.m. The actual tour is a 6-hour tour. It starts at 10:00 am in Castellina in Chianti and it ends at 4:00 pm.
We advise booking the tour at least 2 days in advance.
Our tour groups have been designed for a group of no more than 8 people per tour to ensure that client needs and enjoyment are always our top priority. Minimum of 2 people.
INCLUDED IN TOUR COST:
Professional bilingual tour guide for the whole time to assist you with any issue.
Tuscan meal: choice of 3 dishes
Pick up and drop off from the central station of Florence
Grape Harvest (September and October)
Grape Pressing with feet like the old tradition
Explanation of the modern vinification method
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR COST
All items not detailed in inclusions
All transfers other than to the local train station
Additional info: – Minimum age is 21 years – Adult pricing applies to all travelers – May be operated by a multi-lingual guide – Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking – A minimum of 2 people per booking is required – Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund – A maximum of 8 people per booking – Not recommended for pregnant women – Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair – Not wheelchair accessible – Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund.
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