Sir John’s Castle is a fascinating and charming location whose origins go back to the Middle Ages. Plunged among the rolling Tuscan hills, it is located in a little village at few kilometers far from Florence. Their production of fine wines is among the most important and popular in Tuscany and include the Testamatta IGT (Sangiovese) and the Bugia IGT (Ansonica del Giglio).
- Availability: year round, from Monday to Friday (according to venue's private events)
- Start: 10:30am
- Duration: 2 hours
- Meeting Point will be communicated on the confirmation voucher
- Languages: Italian, English
- Participants: minimum 2 confirmed participants, maximum 30 per group
- Private visit of the Castle
- 4-labels wine tasting with typical Tuscan salami and cheeses
Important: this activity needs to be booked 1 week prior the selected date.
- For cancellations up to three days prior to the date, 80% of the fee will have to be paid. For cancellations from two days prior to the date, the payment of the entire amount will be due and no reimbursement will be granted.
- No reimbursement will be granted to any client who is not at the place of meeting at the time established. Similarly, no reimbursement will be granted to clients who do not complete the lesson.
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Visit and Wine Tasting at Sir John's Castle
The origins of Sir John’s Castle, located in the rolling hills of Fiesole just outside of Florence, go back to the Middle Ages. It was saved from ruin by the Englishman Sir John Temple-Leader, who transformed it into the romantic vision of a feudal fortress immersed in sprawling English gardens in the mid 1800s.
The castle is in a little village whose production of fine wines is among the most important and popular in Tuscany. You'll get to enjoy their wines during the tasting, including their well-known Testamatta IGT (Sangiovese) and the Bugia IGT (Ansonica del Giglio).
Here is what the The Wine Advocate said of the wines you'll taste: “I continue to be impressed with the beautiful wines... These are highly singular, expressive wines that merit serious consideration.”