- Vendemmia experience in Tuscany in late August and September -
-GRAPE HARVEST EXPERIENCES  

GRAPE HARVEST EXPERIENCE ON A TUSCAN WINERY
Half-day programm with participation to the vendemmia, guided visit to a winery and lunch with wine tasting - Valid in late August and September 2014

Grape harvest on a Tuscan farm




Black grapes collected ready for being squeezed





Grape selection: 50% is cut off and falls down




Back to the cellar with the hand-picked grapes





Stems are separated from the grapes


HALF-DAY GRAPE HARVEST EXPERIENCE ON A TUSCAN FARM

THE IDEA
A "vendemmia" (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!


 

THE PROGRAM
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 lunch.

FURTHER DETAILS

• Our grape harvest experience takes place in the morning from 9 to 12 am;
• 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 served.


NOTES:

If the winery is not harvesting on the day of your visit, the harvest experience takes place on an alternative nearby farm.

A personal insurance is necessary for the harvesting experience. Rates may vary depending on your nationality and age. Please, see table of rates below.

The winery is located in Terricciola, in the area of the Pisan hills, known as the wine region "Chianti Colline Pisane".

This experience including lunch time takes about 5 hours.






Walking down the hill to the harvest



Filling crates with grapes

 



Explanation before we start


Squeezing the grapes with naked feet

 



Cooperation in the vineyard



Supervision of the winemaker

 



Finishing the vine row


Satisfaction in the end of the day





 

 

 


Rates and enquiries

 

 

HALF-DAY GRAPE HARVEST EXPERIENCE & LUNCH
ON A WINE FARM IN TUSCANY


- Rates 2014 -

Number of people
in your party
Total rate
1 person
€ 260 + personal insurance*
2 persons
€ 270 + personal insurance*
3 persons
€ 315 + personal insurance*
4 persons
€ 360 + personal insurance*
5 persons
€ 405 + personal insurance*
6 persons
€ 450 + personal insurance*
7 persons
€ 495 + personal insurance*
8 persons
€ 540 + personal insurance*
9 persons
€ 585 + personal insurance*
10 persons
€ 630 + personal insurance*
extra person
€ 45 + personal insurance*
child 4-12 y.o.
€ 25
DURATION OF THIS EXPERIENCE + LUNCH : 5 HOURS


* PERSONAL INSURANCE: Rates do not include a personal insurance for the grape harvest experience, which is compulsory when working in the vineyards. A one-day insurance policy costs € 15 per person but it may vary according to your nationality and age. If a surcharge applies this will be defined during the booking procedure.


RATES INCLUDE:


+ an English speaking guide for the whole experience
+ 1.5 hour of grape harvest in the vineyards
+ a guided visit to the operating winery
+ lunch after harvesting
+ a guided wine sampling session during lunch
+ tax


RATES DO NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION
For more info on transportation, please see the box below.


The tour leader is available also in German, Spanish, French, Russian or Italian
with no surcharge.

 

 

Transportation

Rates do not include transportation.

MORE ABOUT TRANSPORTATION FOR THIS TOUR
This class takes place in the area of Peccioli, a rural region between Pisa and San Gimignano where little public transport service is offered.
Here are the transportation options for you to reach the destinations of the tour.
1.
- CAR RENTAL
We can help you find the best car rental solution from your hotel, agriturismo or private villa. We will book your car and give you detailled road instructions to meet us for the tour. If you rented your car on your own we will give you just any necessary road instruction.
2.
- VESPA SCOOTER RENTAL
You can add some action to this tour! Rent a Vespa scooter from our garage in Pontedera and ride it throughout the tour. Our guide will meet you in Pontedera and you will follow him/her to the several destinations.
3.
- CHAUFFEURED CAR RENTAL
Enjoy all the comfort of a private driver collecting you at your location on a luxury van! We will arrange a chauffeured car service from any location in Tuscany for the whole day of the tour.

 




2014 GRAPE HARVEST
EXPERIENCE IN TUSCANY

 

ENQUIRE ABOUT A GRAPE HARVEST EXPERIENCE IN TUSCANY

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Please, specify the time range in which you would like to book a grape harvest experience and check availability. Please note that this experience is available in late August and September only:
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