harvest on a Tuscan farm. Stomping
the grapes happens only in the very
first day of the yearly harvest
grapes collected ready for being squeezed
selection: 50% is cut off and falls
to the cellar with the hand-picked
are separated from the grapes
HALF-DAY GRAPE HARVEST EXPERIENCE
ON A TUSCAN FARM
(Italian for grape harvest) is one
of the most fascinating experiences
you can enjoy in Tuscany. It is a
wonderful way to learn a lot about
the local wine & food traditions
but also about the local culture.
Those who tried it report that the
atmosphere of a working winery is
something definitely unique!
we arrange half-day grape harvest
experiences for visitors to Tuscany
in the end of August and in September.
You can participate to a vendemmia
on a charming farm, see the process
of wine making during the most thrilling
operational phases and taste some
excellent local wine served during
Our grape harvest experience takes
place in the morning from 9:30
to 12:30 am; timing is flexible;
You meet our local guide and
have an introduction to the world
of vineyards before acting!
You start collecting the grapes
assisted by your guide and by the
winemaker for about 1.5 hours;
With your guide you visit the winery
and see all the machinery
involved in the process, to understand
the wine-making process in detail;
Finally, you rest in the small
restaurant of the property and
sample some great wines produced
by the winery just when lunch is
If the winery is not harvesting on
the day of your visit, the harvest
experience takes place on an alternative
The wineries are located in
Terricciola an Peccioli,
in the area of the Pisan hills, known
as the wine region "Chianti
Colline Pisane", and also San
Miniato nearer to Florence.
Stomping the grapes with your
feet is something related only to
the very first day of Vendemmia (usually
August) as a ritual moment, and only
at the one winery where biodynamic
wines are made.
Harvesting is strictly related
to weather conditions and if, on the
day you are booked in for this experience,
weather conditions dont let
us proceed with the regular picking
of the grapes, we will arrange for
you an alternative solution to get
the best from the day.
A personal insurance is
necessary for the harvesting experience.
Rates may vary depending on
your nationality and age. Please,
see table of rates below.
This experience including lunch
time takes about 5 hours.