Along ancient Roman stone roads crossing high mountains, the pilgrims found peace and wines in old convents and monumental wineries. The castle of Pomino and the Frescobaldi estates are points of interest in this little-known area, but we particularly put our attention on the new, little and high quality wine makers. A new generation trying to change the image of the Chianti Rufina wine in the world.
9:00 Departure from the clients location in Florence by private minivan and English speaking guide
10:30 Guided visit to the monumental cellars in Selvapiana winery and guided wine tasting.
11:30 Visit to the medieval, stone village of Pelago
13:00 Lunch at restaurant La Scioa
15:00 Guided visit to Cerreto Libri bio-dynamic winery, oil and wine tasting.
16:30 Guided visit to the Lavacchio winery and wine tasting
Day trips (09:00-18:00) include: private air-conditioned minivan, guide in your language (English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese), lunch and wine tastings.
Cancellation policy: 100% refund for cancellations at least 15 days before the tour; 50% refund from 14 to 2 days before the tour; no refund for further cancellations and no shows.
Join us for a memorable tour through the Chianti Rufina region, east of Florence. The Rufina is the best known Chianti area after the the Chianti Classico.
Pilgrims traveling along the ancient Roman stone roads that cross high mountains found peace and hospitality in convents and wineries. The castle of Pomino and the Frescobaldi estates are points of interest in this little-known area, but we focus particularly on the new wine makers who create noteworthy wines in their small artisanal wineries.
The Selvapiana winery is our first stop on our tour through the Rufina. Selvapiana is a typical Tuscan “fattoria” with a long and impressive history, including the fact that it was a summer residence for the Florentine bishops for many years.
Purchased in 1827 by Michele Giuntini Selvapiana, the estate now covers an area of 240 hectares, of which 45 are devoted to vineyards and 31 to olives. Five generations of the Giuntini family have now lived on the estate.
The work of the current owner, Francesco Giuntini Antinori, has been to restore the prestige that Chianti Rufina enjoyed up until 1716, the year of the famous proclamation of Cosimo III de\'Medici, when the Pomino denomination was recognized as being one of the most important in Tuscany. Your are invited to visit the estate, followed by a wine tasting.
After a visit of the charming medieval stone village Pelago, your delicious Tuscan lunch will be waiting for you at the Osteria La Scioa!
In the afternoon, we will be delighted to introduce you to two of the wineries that are changing the image of the Chianti Rufina wine in the world. The Cerreto Libri and the Lavacchio estates are dedicated to sustainable agriculture, care of the earth, and products that reflect both dedicated artisanship and the simple goodness of the Tuscan earth. You will have the opportunity to form your own opinion by tasting their high-quality wines and olive oil.
Your day in the Rufina will end with a lovely drive back to your location in Florence.
Overview of the Program:
9:00am Your English speaking guide and driver collect you at your location in Florence by private minivan
10:30am Guided visit to the monumental cellars in Selvapiana winery, guided wine tasting
11:30am Visit to the medieval stone village of Pelago
1:00pm Lunch at restaurant La Scioa
3:00pm Guided visit to the Cerreto Libri bio-dynamic winery, oil and wine tasting
4:30pm Guided visit to the Lavacchio organic winery, wine tasting
6:00pm Return to Florence or your location
- 100% refund for cancellations at least 15 days before the tour
- 50% refund from 14 to 2 days before the tour
- No refund for further cancellations and no-shows