WINE TASTING IN WONDERLAND
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 culture. Arianna & Friends organizes off-the-beaten-track wine tours with visits to cellars and wine tasting, for visitors to Tuscany who want to experience the process of winemaking and taste excellent wines. We arrange a full-day wine tour for your party to two charming wine estates in the area of Terricciola, between Pisa and Volterra, sometimes nicknamed the “New Chianti” area. Many wines produced here are being awarded as excellent and original thanks to a peculiar soil and the proximity to the coast (just 30 minutes driving from this area).
The area of Terricciola
Guided visit to two distinct wine estates in Terricciola, renowned as one of Italy’s “città del vino” (wine cities), situated in an authentic area dedicated to the art of wine production. Immerse yourself in the gracious ambiance as you partake in two sets of wine tastings, tasting a total of 10 wines, complemented by a delightful buffet of typical local food products at each winery.
A blend of tradition and modernity
Enjoy the harmonious blend of tradition and modernity and travel short distances between estates, admiring the breathtaking views of the Tuscan hills. If weather permits, your guide will lead you on an educational walk through the vineyards enriching your understanding of the winemaking process.
We have a large number of wineries to choose from, ranging from small family-run farms to certified organic producers and larger estates with a global reach, each offering a unique touch to the wine business, including contemporary art displays and modern architecture. Let us curate the perfect match for you, ensuring a personalized and enriching wine-tasting experience in this captivating wine haven!
What you taste
This is a list of specialties that you are likely to sample as part of the program of this tour. Please, note that the specialties of the tasting session and/or lunch may vary according to the season and the availability of the products in the day of the tour.
In our tour we like showing you places off the beaten track and introducing you to Tuscan people with their personal stories, careers and characters.
You will have one of our guides with your party during the whole tour. Please, see below all the guides who can be with you. During this experience you can also meet some of the Tuscan friends involved in the events. Please, see below which friends you are likely to encounter.
The total rate for this activity varies according to the number of people in your party.
Check rates in the table below.
“10-wine” winery tour in terricciola
– RATES 2024 –
NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN YOUR PARTY
|Extra Teenager (12-17 yrs)
|Extra Child (4-11 yrs)
- A private English speaking tour leader for the whole tour. Also available in French, German, Spanish and Russian
- A guided visit to two wineries
- Guided wine tasting sessions of 10 wines at the two wineries
- 2 sets of rich tasting of typical products
Rates do NOT include
- Tips to the staff. Not included, not obligatory but very much appreciated
Transportation is not included in the rates above. For more info on transportation, please see the box “Transportation options”.
Here the message of Barbara, very satisfied after our winery tour with Massimo
We so enjoyed our fantastic tour with Massimo. Will be sure to refer other travelers to take advantage of this superb tour and winery
It would be much appreciated if you could please relay to Massimo that i am very much looking forward to receiving vis email the recipe for the delicious barley salad we enjoyed while at La Spinetta he had noted he would forward.
I very much appreciate your assistance to connect with Massimo with a reminder to forward same.
A message from Maureen:
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!
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:
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!
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.
Signe & Anders from Denmark
This is an email we received from Gabi and Helmut from Berlin, who spent a day with Massimo in a wine tour (in German Language):
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
This is an email we received from Robert from the USA:
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 Moira 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
Robert and family
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)
This tour takes place in the rural area of Terricciola, between Pisa and Volterra.
Unless differently specified, the tour guide meets you at a meeting point near Terricciola.
This program takes 6 hours. Time for transportation not included.
Available on any day of the week, from Mondays through Saturdays.
This tour is available in English language. German, French, Spanish, Russian or Italian are also available with no surcharge.
Not ideal for children
No particular clothing required.
The foods served during this tour might contain gluten, lactose, nuts and alcohol. If you have any food restriction, please inform our personnel during the enquiry process.
This program and its rates do not include transportation and are set on a self-driving base. For further information see the box "transportation options".
The destinations reached during this activity are in the Tuscan countryside, in areas off the beaten track that cannot be reached by public transport. We highly recommend renting a car or a scooter in order to reach them. As an alternative, we can offer a valued service by chauffeured car, van or minibus. Any cost of transportation is to be added to the rates displayed on the rate table of this page.