If there is one thing Tuscany is famous for, it is wine! More specifically, Chianti wine, which is a red wine you will be offered at every meal and in any restaurant when visiting Tuscany.
You know what I love more than one nice glass of wine with beautiful views of the Italian countryside? A wine tasting with beautiful views of the countryside!
If you are in the region, I highly recommend going to a wine tasting, this is a great way to learn more about Chianti wine but also about the agriculture in Tuscany. A fantastic place to enjoy a wine tasting is Viticcio. The winery is nestled in the hills of Greve in Chianti and you will need a car to get there.
On arrival, you drive through the vineyard to reach the main farm building. The views are so beautiful you may struggle to keep your eyes on the road!
Our guide welcomed us and the rest of our small group (we were about 8) and started the tour talking about the history of the winery, the owners’ family and the surrounded grounds.
We then headed inside to learn more about the wine process and see the caves where the Chianti is being stored. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and her English was excellent. It was a real pleasure to spend time with her, and even though she was only in her mid-twenties she was so passionate about what she was doing. I love spending time with people who love what they do! All the staff there was lovely! Smiles everywhere we were looking!
We ended the tour on a beautiful terrace under an old tree with amazing views of Tuscany’s countryside.
Once sat, we were served cheese and meat platters (antipasto!) to enjoy while tasting 4 of Viticcio’s wines. For the next 45 minutes, you truly feel like you are in a Fellini movie. The place is beautiful, the wine is good, conversations light-hearted.
Now, you may wonder how much those 90 minutes in paradise will cost you. You are in for a treat! The tour option is only 25 euros and if you want to skip the tour and go straight to the wine, their tastings are only 10 euros! See you don’t have to spend a fortune to be happy, all you need is a tenner!
Overall, a fantastic experience which I absolutely recommend! You can book the tour and the tasting directly on Viticcio’s website.