Cooltours® - Chianti Classico Wine Region


Chianti region is the most popular wine area in Tuscany so it is not a grape but a big region between Florence, Siena, Arezzo and Pisa.

I use to compare Chianti to a pizza with different ingredients on top and those ingredients are the soil, the altitude, the microclimate which will all affect the final product.

For this reason the wine region has been divided in "slices" or technically in "denominations" or sub-zones of Chianti and each one has its own characteristics and each wine bottle has its own "label" that tells you where the wine comes from.

Would you like to learn more about it? Would you like to taste wines which are far away from the typical bottle with the basket (the "fiasco" we say in Italian)? Would you like to taste top end Chianti and the popular blends with Cab and Merlot called Supertuscans?

This might be the right destination for you as a wine lover but also as a first visitor in Tuscany since the area is one of the most beautiful Tuscan wine region crossed by the scenic road SR 222 - Chiantigiana - running between Florence and Siena (both great home bases if you are thinking about booking this wine tour).

The area is a patchwork of mountains, soft rolling hills covered by olive trees and slopes with perfectly cared vineyards where more than 600 tuscan vintners are growing local grape varieties such as Sangiovese along with international grape varieties introduced in Tuscany several years ago such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot noir.

Scroll down to view some ideas on how to best use your time within a 8 hours driving service

Top Chianti wine experience

- 3 wineries-

A memorable day to enjoy and learn about the history and winemaking process in the Chianti Classico wine region.

Accompanied by a professional wine guide you will sample Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva, Gran Selezione and Supertuscan wine.

Extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, cheeses and farm to table products will be surely part of your experience.

Most likely the day will be 40 minutes drive from your lodging to the first winery, lunch based on food and wine pairing at the second winery and third winery in the afternoon.

This wine tour can be run as a private wine tour or as a joinable wine tour.

Scenic Chianti wine experience

- 2 wineries and a hilltop town-

A great single day to combine the educational wine tasting tours along with sightseeing, history and medieval architecture.

Accompanied by a professional wine guide and tour leader after visiting two wineries, an immaculate medieval village or the famous hilltop town of San Gimignano will top your day.

Most likely the day will be 40 minutes drive from your lodging to the first winery in the morning, lunch based on food and wine pairing and walk in the afternoon!

This wine tour can be run as a private wine tour or as a joinable wine tour.