Guided tour

Total Immersion Wine Tour in Chianti

4.8 / 5

90 reviews

Activity provider: Fattoria di Montemaggio

Total Immersion Wine Tour in Chianti

Activity provider: Fattoria di Montemaggio
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A truly unique Tuscan wine experience in Tuscany's rolling hills at a small, family-run organic winery. Learn about organic wine making techniques, taste authentic wines in their most natural habitat, and experience family hospitality at its best.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Hear about organic agriculture and experience all the joys and beauties of Tuscan countryside
  • Visit the vineyards, the cellar, wonderful gardens, and vegetable garden of the property
  • Learn how to smell and taste any wine properly
  • Enjoy delicious snacks of local cured meats and cheeses
  • Taste a selection of Chianti Classico wines, some fresh Chardonnay, Rose, and Sparkling Wines
Full description
All the guests will be welcomed at the estate and brought to the roof of the cellar to see the most breathtaking views of the rolling hills at 600 meters above sea level. Here one of the passionate members of the team will provide an introduction to a history of the estate and a small general explanation of what guests will see and what they will be doing in the next one and a half hours of their time. Clients will be able to visit one of the vineyards followed by an explanation of the working process and of organic agriculture with some additional biodynamic techniqes that are often used and practised at the estate. If the weather permits, guests would be offered a glass of sparkling wine or a fresh wine of their choice at the small adjecent terrace built under an oak tree.  The tour will then take everyone to a visit through the gardens of the villa and include a visit of the vegetable garden. The cellar is the next stop, where detailed explanation follows about the harvest and selection of the grapes during the harvest, fermantation, and further aging of the wines. Each step of the viniticulture process is explained in great detail and guests would learn a lot of new and exciting things about how to make wines in the Chianti Classico area. The last stop is a tasting room, where guests will be able to try all 5 products of the estate with the selection of various local cured meats and/or cheeses with bread and olive oil. Guests will also learn particular details about the history of each wine, will learn how to smell and taste it, and what to look for when opening a new bottle of wine. The last exciting detail is the grappa, for those who would like to learn about its production and unique and delicate taste.
Includes
  • Live tour guide
  • Small Plates
  • Water
  • Alcoholic drinks
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 18 years
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    The address of the estate is Fattoria di Montemaggio, Localita Montemaggio, Radda in Chianti, Siena.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    •  if it is raining, closed shoes would be advised
    •  Dietary options are available, gluten-free options are available
    • It is very important to note that it is paramount to follow the road instructions. Since you will be situated in the middle of the forest and the last part of the road is gravel/unpaved. Therefore, please follow all road instructions very precisely
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 90 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Service
      4.8/5
    • Organization
      4.9/5

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    On site we meet nice people who guided our group through the winery in an orderly manner and with a lot of humor and expertise. The small meal with local specialties and the simultaneous wine tasting were delicious. With an outside temperature of 40 degrees Celsius on the day of our visit, it was bearable under a shady canopy of leaves. The access road to the winery is an "off-road gravel road" and full of potholes. But it can be driven on with a normal car.

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    July 7, 2022

    First of all: Francesco led our tour with so much passion and explained the vine cultivation, the winery and the wines with so much dedication that the tour was very informative and interesting. But two things should be considered when booking: the winery is located just north of Radda in Chianti, about 1 hour drive from Siena or Arezzo. to Radda it is a well-developed, very winding road. The last 5 kilometers or so it's just a gravel road. The tour is in English; Francesco speaks excellent English and will certainly explain individual words in more detail, but I think it is helpful to already know some vocabulary from the food sector in order to be able to understand everything correctly.

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    April 14, 2022

    We enjoyed the whole experience. We booked this wine tasting in winter, probably not the ideal season cos the weather is so unpredictable and the vineyard is not in its full bloom but despite that we had fun learning about the history, the process and the wine tasting itself. Our guide/host Ilaria is very warm, welcoming and very knowledgable. She considered us, being beginners, during the whole tour, so she explained the basics and everything in layman’s term. It was a very interesting and wonderful experience. We learned a lot and ordered a few wines to take home cos they tasted that good.

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    December 10, 2021

    Product ID: 157731