- One-day visit to wine cellars in Tuscany and wine tasting, in the area of Terricciola -
-WINE TOUR TO 2 WINERIES IN THE TERRICCIOLA DISTRICT  

One-day tasting tour to the wine area of Terricciola, a rural district near Volterra, also called the "New Chianti"


A winery off the beaten track, out of the
usual routes of mass wine tourism




Bringing the grapes to the vineyards

 



Aging wine

 



Large modern wine property near Terricciola





Elegant tasting room








Initial phase after the harvest: de-stemming the grapes



Tuscany is famous worldwide for its excellent production of wine resulting into unique IGT, DOC and DOCG bottles. While visiting the region you may want to investigate about this important aspect of the local production.
Arianna & Friends organizes wine tours with visits to cellars and wine tasting, for visitors to experience the process of winemaking and sample excellent wines.




ALL ABOUT OUR PRIVATE WINE TOUR

We arrange a one-day wine tour for your party to two very charming wine estates in the area of Terricciola, between Pisa and Volterra, often called the "New Chianti" area. Many wines produced here are being awarded as excellent supertuscans and the proximity to the coast (just 30 minutes driving from this area) gives them special tones that many wine lovers find just fantastic.

Our wine tour can start directly from your premises (see transportation box below for further details) or from an agreed meeting point: our English speaking personal tour leader (also German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian available) meets you and accompanies you to the first of the two wineries in the morning. On the way to there, the tour leader gives you general and historical information about the region and the art of winemaking. It is the best way for you to discover this enchanting world, deeply rooted in the cultural traditions of Tuscany.

The tour becomes even more interesting when we start visiting an extraordinarily panoramic, beautiful and very modern winery, whose premises are mostly all underground. The facility has a wonderful view over its vineyards and is the starting point of a nice walk among the vine rows together with the winemaker. The visit to the premises continues with a detailled explanation of the fermentation area, where the grapes boil inside several casks just after being harvested. Following is a visit to other storage areas where the rest of the aging process takes place, up to the most fascinating room in the whole complex: a large and artistically decorated barriccaia full of wooden barrels. The visit is followed by a unique wine tasting in a very charming tasting room.

After leaving the first winery, the guide accompanies you to a charming medieval village nearby for a little walk and a few pictures of the breathtaking surrounding hilly panorama.

The tour continues with a visit to a second winery on top of a panoramic hill. The second property is a family-run business making wine on a smaller scale, yet with the same success in the best niche markets of the world. The owner himself shows the transformation of the farmhouse into a lovely agriturismo before going through the stages of the production of wines in the cellar of the estate. After the visit to the cellar, you enter a small and welcoming tasting room where he introduces all the wines produced there with all details about any nuances and tones you might perceive.

At the first winery a buffet lunch is arranged during the sampling and at the second some snacks are provided to accompany the served wine, including focaccia, cold cuts, olives, bread and pieces of cheese. The duration of this guided tour is about 6 hours and a minimum of 8 different wines are served during the whole winery experience.




An old cart in the courtyard of one of the wineries


Vines after the grape selection


Artistic barrique room


Oak barrels for the aging of Chianti wine


Concrete casks for the winemaking process


Explanation of the vineyards from the panoramic terrace


visit to the winery among stainless steel tanks


A view of the vineyards


A walk through the vineyards


Squeezing the peels after making the wine


 

 

 


Rates and enquiries

 

 


PRIVATE ONE-DAY WINE TASTING
TOUR IN THE AREA OF TERRICCIOLA, TUSCANY


- Rates 2015 -

Number of people
in your party
Total rate
1 person
€ 270
2 persons
€ 290
3 persons
€ 340
4 persons
€ 390
5 persons
€ 440
6 persons
€ 490
7 persons
€ 540
8 persons
€ 590
9 persons
€ 640
10 persons
€ 690
extra person
€ 50
child 4-12 y.o.
€ 15
DURATION OF THIS TOUR: 6 HOURS


RATES INCLUDE:


+ a guided visit to two wineries
+ guided wine tasting sessions of 8 different wines
+ buffet lunch at one winery
+ snacks with some local specialties at the other winery
+ guided visit to a small medieval village near the wineries
+ a private English speaking tour leader for the whole tour
+ 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 tour takes place in the area of Terricciola, 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.


 

 

 

 

Testimonials

COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS

This is an email we received from Maureen, who visited several wineries and an organic cheese farm with Arianna.

Hello Arianna,

I want to thank you for arranging such a wonderful day for us on our recent trip to Tuscany. Everyone in our group enjoyed it, and loved the choices of wineries and the olive oil farm for lunch.
Everything was perfect, and I look forward to recommending your company for any of our clients traveling to Italy.

Thank you again!

Maureen

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COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS

This is an email we received from Laura, who took her friends to a private tour in the Tuscany area visiting a pasta factory and a wine farm:

Arianna,
Sorry I missed this email, but we were already in Italy!
Thank you again so much for the tour. It was absolutely lovely.
Everyone really had a great time.
I completely envy your job!
Let me know if you need anything!
Thanks,

Laura

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COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS

This is an email we received from Signe and Anders, who stayed in Pisa and took a half-day wine tasting tour to the Pisan hills with us:

Hi Arianna and friends,
We want to thank you for a fantastic wine tour last week! Massimo was a excellent guide with a lot of knowledge about the vineyards we were visiting, and very pleasant to speak with:)
You will definately be recommended to everyone we know who wants to go to Tuscany, and we ourselves is concidering a holiday on a vineyard for the next time we are going.
We hope to keep in touch.
Best regards,
Signe & Anders from Denmark

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COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS

This is an email we received from Gabi and Helmut from Berlin, who spent a day with Massimo in a wine tour:

Hallo Arianna + Massimo,

auf diesem Weg herzlichen Dank für die sehr gute Vorbereitung und sachkundige und individuelle Begleitung bei unserer eintägigen Tour durch die Toskana. Die informationen auf den beiden Weingütern waren für uns sehr interessant, besonders haben uns aber das Engagement und Energie der Winzuer beindruckt, das Erbe zu pflegen und leckere Weine so zu produzieren, dass sie ihre Herkunft nicht verleugnen.
Es war eine Kurzreise, die aber auch dem Gaumen, den Augen und Sinnen sehr viel bot und uns rundrum gefallen hat. Da auch noch das Wetter sehr gut mitspielte, war es perfekt und für meine Frau und mich ein unvergesslicher Tag.

Viele Grüße Gabi und Helmut

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COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS

This is an email we received from Robert from the USA:

Arianna
We wanted to thank your staff for organizing a terrific day out visiting two wineries and lunch on Monday 13 October.
We had a great time and Karine in particular was wonderful with information about the region, buildings and the wineries.
I can't remember the drivers name, but please extend our thanks, he was smooth and careful.
A great day for me and my family

Regards
Robert and family

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COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS

This is an email we received from Virginia & Franco:

Dear Arianna, Tatiana e Massimo,
I am sending this message in English so that I do not run the risk of expressing
myself poorly with my limited Italian.
Thank you so much for arranging our stay at Montalto and for the tours to Vinci andPeccioli. We got a better insight on the area and it's history than if we had tried it on our own. Rest assured that we will reccomend your organization to friends that plan to visit your area. Attached are photos we took and we hope that you enjoy them as much as we do. They will always be reminders of a great visit to Toscana. Until our next visit ciao and mille grazie.

Franco e Virginia (Canada e Italia)


Franco and Virginia in front of the
huge wine containers at the winery
Vinci

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