FLORENCE

RICASOLI'S CASTELLO DI BROLIO

SIENA

CESTELL'IN VILLA, TUSCANY

CHIANTI

FLORENCE

FLORENCE

RICASOLI'S CASTELLO DI BROLIO

RICASOLI’S CASTELLO DI BROLIO

SIENA

SIENA

CASTELL'IN VILLA, TUSCANY

CASTELL’IN VILLA, TUSCANY

CHIANTI

CHIANTI

TUSCANY

Exploring Chianti Classico, Montalcino, Maremma & more

A FOOD & WINE LOVERS DREAM

I’ve been visiting the great estates in Tuscany for many years.  Like you, I consider it to be one of the most idyllic places in the world, and our Fine Vintage tours take you to my favorite spots.

Over 5 full days and 4 nights you’ll explore the classic wineries in the rolling hills of Chianti Classico, the icons of Montalcino in their majestic castellos, and the titans of the coast, the so-called Super-Tuscans, the most famous wines of Italy.  We visit the cream of the crop.

But there’s more.  Setting off from Florence we spend 4 nights in the gorgeous Tuscany countryside. The hotels are first class and extremely characterful. Our guests tell us the food is better than in France.  And the people who receive us add a certain ambience, a character, which makes it so very special.

It’s a learning experience beyond compare, fun-filled, and definitely qualifies as a bucket list trip.

I invite you to join us.

JAMES CLUER, MASTER OF WINE

Tuscany Tour

OCT 12th - 16th 2020


Hosted by Philip Goodband, MW

$3,995 USD per person

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ABOUT THE TOUR & REGION

THE 3 CLASSIC REGIONS OF TUSCANY

We meet in Florence and set-off for the coast to discover the iconic Super-Tuscan estates.  Our hotel is the epitome of Italian charm, overlooking the Mediterranean.

After 2 days we move on to Montalcino to taste spectacular Brunellos, including some of the most prized wines of Italy.  We stay at a luxurious hotel in the hills just outside of Siena.

The final 2 days feature the historic estates in Chianti Classico, magnificent castellos, where we taste old vintages and learn from the owners and winemakers.

On a Fine Vintage tour, you’ll get privileged access to people, places and wines.  It’s really quite an experience.

THE 3 CLASSIC REGIONS OF TUSCANY

We meet in Florence and set-off for the coast to discover the iconic Super-Tuscan estates.  Our hotel is the epitome of Italian charm, overlooking the Mediterranean.

After 2 days we move on to Montalcino to taste spectacular Brunellos, including some of the most prized wines of Italy.  We stay at a 5-star hotel in the very heart of Siena.

The final 2 days feature the historic estates in Chianti Classico, magnificent castellos, where we taste old vintages and learn from the owners and winemakers.

On a Fine Vintage tour, you’ll get privileged access to people, places and wines.  It’s really quite an experience.

THE COASTAL VINEYARDS BY THE MED

ORNELLAIA'S WINE LIBRARY

ORNELLAIA

SASSICAIA - TENUTA SAN GUIDO

THE COAST & THE SUPER TUSCANS

We begin on the coast where we discover the Super Tuscans, some of the most famous wineries in the world, where the Cabernets and Merlot reign supreme.  These are exceptional quality wines.

We tour the great names, typically including Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Tua Rita, Gaja and more.

The Vineyards of Ornellaia

The Vineyards of Ornellaia

BOLGHERI

BOLGHERI

SASSICAIA - KING OF THE SUPER TUSCANS

SASSICAIA – KING OF THE SUPER TUSCANS

TUA RITA

TUA RITA

ORNELLAIA

ORNELLAIA

SUVERETO

SUVERETO

The Vineyards of Ornellaia

BOLGHERI

Sassicaia – King of the Super Tuscans

TUA RITA

ORNELLAIA

SUVERETO

EAT, DRINK, PLAY

The 2nd day starts off with some serious insight into grape growing, winemaking, and extensive tastings of these amazing Super-Tuscan wines.  We tour the vineyards and cellars at the great estates.

A fabulous Italian lunch follows at one of the iconic properties, the wine starts to flow, the laughter gets louder, and the pleasure of the moment sinks in.

A visit to the quaint town of Bolgheri, time to relax, and then you’ll get ready for a classic wine dinner.

SIENA

SIENA CATHEDRAL

Sesti Castello di Argiano

SIENA

Montalcino

Montalcino

ARGIANO

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO & SIENA

On the third day we drive to Montalcino where we taste some of my favorite wines in the world, the spectacular Brunellos.  These 100% Sangiovese wines are highly complex and are capable of ageing for decades.

We also visit the actual hilltop town of Montalcino, which is picture-postcard perfect.

For the last two nights we stay at a luxury hotel nestled in the rolling Tuscan hills just outside of Siena.

CHIANTI CLASSICO & GRAND CASTELLOS

Enjoy free time in the morning to book a spa treatment or pop off on your own to explore Siena. In the afternoon, we set out from our Tuscan hideaway to visit the great producers in Chianti Classico, usually including estates like Brolio, Castello di Ama, and Tignanello.

These are magnificent castellos whose wines are often the surprise favorites of our guests.

Castello di Brolio

Radda

Castell in Villa

RADDA IN CHIANTI

PROVOST CHURCH OF SAN NICCOLO - RADDA

SIENA

RICASOLI

RADDA IN CHIANTI

SIENA

CHIANTI CLASSICO & GRAND CASTELLOS

Enjoy free time in the morning to book a spa treatment or pop off on your own to explore Siena. In the afternoon, we set out from our Tuscan hideaway to visit the great producers in Chianti Classico, usually including estates like Brolio, Castello di Ama, and Tignanello.

These are magnificent castellos whose wines are often the surprise favorites of our guests.

Antinori in Bargino

Antinori in Bargino

Traditional ageing vats in Chianti Classico

Traditional ageing vats in Chianti Classico

Antinori’s barrel cellar

Antinori’s barrel cellar

FLORENCE

FLORENCE

ANTINORI IN BARGINO

ANTINORI IN BARGINO

ANTINORI IN BARGINO

ANTINORI IN BARGINO

ANTINORI IN BARGINO

ANTINORI IN BARGINO

Antinori in Bargino

Traditional ageing vats in Chianti Classico

Antinori’s barrel cellar

Florence

ANTINORI IN BARGINO

ANTINORI IN BARGINO

ANTINORI IN BARGINO

MICHELIN RESTAURANTS & ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS

We explore the cavernous cellars of one last ancient castello and wrap the day up with a blow-out Michelin lunch with healthy amounts of fine wine.

We drop you in Florence, speechless.

MEET YOUR HOST

Our Luxury Wine Tours in Tuscany are guided by Master of Wine, Philip Goodband.

TUSCANY

PHILIP GOODBAND MW


Your host in Tuscany

MEET PHILIP

PHILIP   is a true wine professional, Vintners Scholar and former Chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine. His wine business interests covering four decades have taken him around the globe, resulting in a unique blend of knowledge and experience which he loves to share.

His tasting skills are put to good use as The Chair of Judges at the International Wine and Spirit Competition, and through his international consultancy work which has brought him many awards and personal honours. Philip served as wine adviser to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother for over a decade.

He is a communicator with a truly approachable and engaging style, which has been much in evidence at the BBC Good Food Show, on TV and on a number of the top cruise lines.

He currently holds the position as a senior lecturer at the International Wine and Spirit School in London and for Fine Vintage in Calgary and Florence. www.philipgoodband.com

UPCOMING TUSCANY WINE TOUR

Tuscany Tour

OCT 12th - 16th 2020


Hosted by Philip Goodband, MW

$3,995 USD per person

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

Included in the price is 4 nights’ accommodation, all meals during the tour (except on the one free evening in Chianti), all winery tours, all wines at the visits, local transport for the duration of the tour, and all taxes and gratuities.

Basically everything is included except your flights, your onwards transport after the tour ends in Florence, insurance, and any items of a personal nature.

PLANNING TIPS

Before the tour we will send you some useful pre-trip information to help you with your planning. Here you’ll find advice on how to get there, tips on what to wear, other things to do in Florence, details on the hotels, and what you might like to read in advance.

WEATHER

We visit during some of the nicest times of year, the Spring and the Fall.  The weather is not too hot, is typically dry, and warm.

TESTIMONIALS

The experience was all we could have asked for!

“My wife Karen and I were on the Tuscany tour in May. The experience was all we could have asked for.

The tour had a good balance of scheduled events and free time. The accommodations were excellent, very comfortable and clean. The wineries we toured were top quality and it was a treat to visit some locations which we would not be able to see if we were on our own.

Lastly, I must comment on the rest of the tour group. We were very pleased with the other members of the tour, who all seemed to enjoy each other’s company. It was certainly not a bus full of wine snobs. The group had lots of knowledge, but never let it get in the way of having a few laughs. We look forward to the next trip we can take with Fine Vintage!”


ROB LANGILL

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