Most wineries in Tuscany are open to the public, however, it is recommended to book your winery tours in advance by calling or emailing them. You can use the Book Tour button when browsing my winery catalog. Are you heading to Tuscany and want to know more about the culture of wine tasting and how does the organization of a wine tasting work in Tuscany or Italy? Start by not feeling intimidated or stressed by the process. Tuscans are super welcoming and relaxed people, so you'll do well.
Visiting vineyards isn't about “who do you know”, it's simply about wearing a smile and having good manners. Without a doubt, Tuscan wine is delicious. And while it's tasty on your own table, there's no better way to try it than by touring the vineyards and wineries of Tuscany. You can't enjoy views of the rolling green hills and trees of Cyprus from your table.
In wineries, which normally produce a variety of wines both red and white, and sometimes sweet or sparkling, you're likely to try the same varietals, so make sure you like them before you go. This would be an easier way to visit your favorite wine regions and wineries, and enjoy Tuscany at your own pace. You can find more information about Chianti wineries to visit and stay, and book your wine tour in the catalog of Tuscan wineries. Many wine tastings and guided tours in Tuscany also include a guided tour of the magnificent vineyards and, in most cases, the guide, often an expert winemaker, will provide you with information on wine production.
Stay in the charming city of Florence, just a short drive from the country of Chianti, where you'll find wineries with Michelin-starred restaurants, or in luxury resorts. Arguably the best-known name in Tuscan wine worldwide, the new Antinori winery in Bargino offers a wealth of experiences for visitors, in addition to a line of Tuscan wines in the tasting room. Nowadays, vineyards expect all kinds of visitors and many of them have seen an operation before, so they simply want to try the wine. The noble Bonacossi family offers its visitors a variety of options, including guided tours including tasting and lunch (book a table on the terrace in the Vinsantaia restaurant) and a culinary school.
Don't expect vineyards and wineries to have large commercial signs, loaded with flashing lights and arrows announcing their location. It's much easier to get warehouses to ship, as they handle all the packaging and customs forms.