When you visit Cortona do not forget to explore also its beautiful countryside where the best wines and food of Tuscany are born. Being a Certified Sommelier in Italy with AIS (Associazione Italiana Sommelier) and having more than 15 years of experience, I may guide you through the best wineries, farms, olive oil mills full of history and tradition in the major wine & food regions of Tuscany like Cortona, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, Chianti, San Gimignano.
My Private Wine & Food Tours around Tuscany: visit Cortona, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Chianti, San Gimignano wineries and farms with me.
Cortona, famous for its great Syrah wines, is the ideal destination for those who wish to taste this excellent & powerful red wine with a highly professional private wine guide. The Cortona countryside features several wineries where tours of the ageing cellars and wine tastings may be easily arranged in front of an amazing view.
The strategic location of Cortona makes day tours to the major wine regions of Tuscany really enjoyable. Choose to experience the best of Tuscany’s wines with a knowledgeable and passionate wine guide.
The hills around Montepulciano are full of Sangiovese vineyards that produce a great DOCG wine of Tuscany, Vino Nobile. With me you may visit different sorts of wineries ranging from ancient, traditional, to modern, organic, biodynamic, located both in the old city centre and in the surrounding countryside, to taste a selection of wines produced with different techniques, also paired with local Tuscan dishes.
Both if you already love it or if you wish to try it for the first time, my private Brunello wine tours in Montalcino are the best way to learn more about Brunello and of course also to enjoy it fully! Private guided tours to award-winning wineries with ancient cellars and scenic vineyards may be customised according to your preferences and may start from Cortona or elsewhere in Tuscany. The countryside around Montalcino is full of great wineries so it is only a matter of choosing where to go and you will love it.
Chianti is one of the most known DOCG wines of Tuscany and the largest wine region of central Italy. With my private guided Chianti wine tours you will discover views of lined vineyards to die for, wine ageing cellars sheltered by medieval castles, fabulous Chianti and Chianti Classico wines you have never heard of, and will learn how to pick great Chianti wines without hesitation.
My Private Vernaccia Wine Tours in San Gimignano feature a visit to one or two Vernaccia producing wineries and lunch at a family-run organic saffron farm, where we will discover how great this wine & food combination is.
My Private Sagrantino di Montefalco Tours in Umbria are the perfect choice for those who are based in Cortona and are already familiar with the most famous wines of Tuscany. Together we may visit a few wineries in Montefalco and have private Sagrantino tastings in a beautiful natural context full of charme and history.
Who does not love cheese? For those who love Tuscan pecorino cheese I offer private guided tours to Cortona & Pienza family-run cheese farms where it is possible to make your own cheese wheel and of course taste a variety of sheep’s milk cheeses like ricotta, raveggiolo, fresh, semi-aged and aged pecorino, in a rural atmosphere rich in tradition. This activity may be combined with a cheese-themed lunch in an organic farm in front of a spectacular view of Tuscany’s rolling hills.
Extra-virgin olive oil is big in Cortona and all over Tuscany, as the hills are fully covered by silvery olive groves that produce olive oil of excellent quality. With my private oil mill tours you will learn how olive oil is born seeing the various stages from tree to bottle, and tasting it on bruschetta.
Valdichiana, the lush green valley that one sees from Cortona and Montepulciano, is home to the famous Chianina beef known all over Italy and abroad. This is the perfect activity I recommend to meat lovers who want to see how a Valdichiana beef farm works, from the production of organic forage, to the actual tasting of its excellent meats in burgers, T-bone steaks, tagliata, tartare and many more combinations.
Plan to have a private event & celebration in Tuscany with a few or many guests? Contact me for local coordination services and also to arrange private wine & food activities and tastings at the villas you are staying at.
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