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Tuscany Craft Beer and Wine Tasting Tour

Tuscany craft beer in wine country for aficionados of both worlds

Your Tuscany craft beer tour includes:
• Departure directly from your accommodation
• Scenic tour of Tuscany with photo stops
• Sit down wine tasting and cellar tour
• Chianti Classico & Super Tuscan wines
• Light lunch at a local restaurant
• Guided visit to a micro brewery
• Tasting of four craft beers
• Visit to the little town of Greve in Chianti
• Commentary in perfect English
• Private recent model minivan with AC

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The best wines and Tuscany craft beer tasting on the same day is very much a variation on the wine tour theme, and I’m proud to be the first guide with such an offering. As with all my tours we’ll also enjoy a leisurely drive through the Tuscan countryside with stops for photos, and lunch at my favorite restaurant.

Tuscany craft beer from the Chianti region

Tuscany craft beer tour

We set off around 09.15 and the first part of the day will be dedicated to enjoying the scenery of Chianti and taking a photo or two. Then just after 11:00 we arrive at Monterinaldi winery, which is the top estate from my premium “Wine Enthusiast’s Tour.” We start with a guided tour of the ancient underground cellars, then we sit down to enjoy the estate’s wines which are of course Chianti and Chianti reserve, and we’ll also taste a dry rosè ideal for summer days and aperitifs, and a Super Tuscan blend based on Syrah, Merlot and Petit Verdot.

After the wine tasting I’ll take you for your light lunch at my favorite restaurant…the one I go to with my wife when in the area. There’s a set menu of Tuscan cold cuts, bruschetta and a pasta dish with house wine.

Early afternoon will have us visiting our Tuscan micro brewery. The brewery officially opened in 2016 so when I say micro…I mean micro. The premises are in a small prefabricated building, and somewhat of a contrast after the spectacle of the winery’s underground cellars. However keep in mind this is the first and only brewery in wine country. They’re getting a lots of praise, so they could be brewing from a medieval castle on your next trip.

The brewery is run by three school friends Guilio, Marco and Stefano, who back in the day had a common liking for drinking beer. What started as a way to pass an evening eventually became a scientific search for higher quality, something better than the usual industrial offering, and in particular they developed an interest for craft beers. So over the next few years they improved their knowledge and also went back to school taking technical courses in brewing, plus wine tasting (sommelier) and beer tasting (beer sommelier). They first put their knowledge into experiments in home brewing, while collaborating with a number of famous breweries and pubs in Italy. Then after a few years of experiments they felt ready to open their own brewery, and why not, in the heart of wine country where they all live. And as they care to point out, it’s not a provocation, just an alternative.

The artisanal nature of the four beers produced, or as they should be called “Ales,” will strike you immediately. Each product is refermented in the bottle and the sediment isn’t filtered. Contrary to many bland industrial products, the flavor of each beer is very distinct, with dry citrus and herbaceous notes on the palate, and in the case of their stout, coffee and dark chocolate.

Our Tuscany craft beer tasting comes to an end around 03:15, but we still have one more stop. We’ll spend a half hour in the little town of Greve in Chianti. Drop of in Florence is about 05:15 pm

2018 fully inclusive price list, no extras required to complete tour as described

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2 participants €255 per person
3 participants €190 per person
4 participants €185 per person
5 participants €170per person
6 participants €160 per person
7 participants €150 per person
8 participants €145 per person

This is not a group tour, fees refer exclusively to private parties
(for example: a private party of four people is €180 per person)

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

A winery in Tuscany near Florence
Tuscan craft brewery beer makers
Family wine tasting with Sergio
Tuscan home cooking
Tuscany craft brewery tour

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