What you'll do
I will take you to Podere Gualandi's (my small farm) cellars and fields; I will present our different types of wheat and explain the advantages of ancient grains for both the human body and for the planet, as well as a taste of bread and schiacciata made with ancient Tuscan wheat varieties (gluten intolerants can eat them, celiacs can't). You will have the opportunity to drink Chianti wines, made from some of our rare heritage grapes and taste local cheese and cured meat. I will show you the whole process from field to food. I will share medical data on ancient grains from tests of Florence university and hospital. This cultural encounter will take place on the deck of the Gualandi winery, with a breathtaking view of the surrounding hills.
I am a farmer and a university professor of history of food and wine, as well as the President of the Montespertoli Ancient Grains Association, I produce wine, olive oil, wheat, vegetables and fruit, as well as my own meat and eggs, with sustainable methods. You might wonder how I can find the time to do tours, in fact be aware I might put you to work!
Locally produced bread Heritage wheat, stone ground made into bread and schiacciata, very digestible as it has a different…
Heritage grapes wine different tasting of organic and natural wine, no added chemicals.
Where you'll be
We will tour the farm and field of our small Podere in Poppiano, 250 meters from the notrious Poppiano Castle, in the cummune of Montespertoli, around 25 km south of Florence.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Wear confortable shoes, and light clothing in summer. You will need to have a car as buses are very limited to the area. If you wish to take a bus from Florence, check the schedule of SITA buses.
Heritage Grains/Grapes Discovery
$35 / personNew experience
$35 / person