Home Cooked Tuscan Lunch and Wine Tasting

A home cooked Tuscan lunch at a family estate, with wine and olive oil

Home Cooked Tuscan Lunch Tour Includes:
• Departure directly from your accommodation
• Scenic tour of Tuscany with photo stops
• Cellar tour of a small family estate
• Home cooked lunch at a family winery
• Paired wine and olive oil tasting
• Visit to a second winery
• Visit to Greve in Chianti
• Private recent model minivan with AC

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When touring other countries it’s unlikely you’ll get the chance to sample what the locals eat at home., so here’s a chance to do just that. We’ll visit one of Chianti’s smallest family wineries where you will be served a typical home cooked Tuscan lunch prepared by the ladies of the estate. No professional chef’s here, “just” all you would expect from an Italian housewife when she hits the stove. Your meal will be paired with the estate’s wine and amazing olive oil. We’ll also visit a second family estate though somewhat larger, and take a scenic drive through the gorgeous countryside with stops for your photos.

Enjoying a home cooked Tuscan lunch at Castellinuzza winery in Tuscany

Home Cooked Tuscan lunch tour

The day departs directly from your accommodation at approx 09:15am, and it’s a forty five minute drive to reach wine country. On arrival we’ll drive leisurely and make numerous stops for photos and admiring the scenery. I’ve carefully selected the route mainly using back roads to give you the best views of Tuscany possible.

Our first wine tasting is late morning at the most popular winery from my Wine Enthusiast’s Tour It’s a family estate of medium size and production. The welcoming staff will guide you through a sit down tasting of different styles of Chianti (with and without barrel ageing) and a Super Tuscan based on Merlot and Petit Verdot grapes.

We arrive at our lunch venue just before one, where we we’ll have a brief tour of the tiny estate, and enjoy more fabulous views. Then it’s time for one of the best meals of your vacation as we sit down to an authentic home cooked lunch. I’ve also chosen this winery because the family are such amiable and welcoming people who will take great pleasure in having your company. They’ll go out of their way to make your stay the best possible, just because that’s the way they are. Your meal will include the paired tasting of the estate’s Chianti wines, made to the traditional style of 100% native grapes, and moderate barrel aging.

We close our home cooked Tuscan lunch  tour with a visit to the little town of Greve in Chianti. Don’t expect too much as Chianti towns are very small, but it’s a nice interlude where you may like to enjoy a gelato before we head home at around 03:15 arriving back at 04:15.

Duration: approx seven hours door to door.

2018 price list: prices are all inclusive, no extras required to complete the tour as described

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2 participants € 245 per person
3 participants € 180 per person
4 participants € 175 per person
5 participants € 160 per person
6 participants € 150 per person
7 participants € 140 per person
8 participants € 130 per person

This is not a group tour, fees refer to exclusively private parties
(for example: a private party of four people is €175 per person)

Pick up from Siena + €70 (per tour not per person), for other locations please ask.

Typical Tuscan foods
Toasting with Chianti during a Tuscan lunch
Taking photos in Tuscany
panorama of a Tuscan vineyard
A winery in Tuscany near Florence

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