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A Real Tuscan Wine Experience

San Casciano in Val di pesa, Italy

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Experience hosted by Simone

3 hours
Includes drinks, transportation
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

I really hope to receive lot a wine lovers which want to have an unique wine and olive oil experience. Welcome drink at the arrival, guided visit of the middle age cellar, in the garden followed by a walk in the vineyards and in the olive groves and finally rich wine tasting and nice home made food served in a charming place that you will love it. According with the season you can be part of the works in the vineyards or in in the cellar. The time we suggest are; all the month of may, when there are the small clusters, September during the grape harvest, March, when we prune the vines and we press the dried grapes for the dessert wine Vin Santo, November when we pick the olives and we crush them. On summer you can do wonderful hike in the vineyards and maybe you can help to bottle the wine. Few days of the year it could be possible to do also a wine tasting from the barrels with our master of wine who will explain the secrets of the winemaking, ask in advance for it. If you love balsamic vinegar, we will introduce in its history and you will try vinegar with different ageing. You will also discover the incredible flavours of the white truffle infused in our extra virgin. If you want to have a bottle with your personalized label, let me know 12 hours in advance your name and surname and I will prepare the private label; you will choose the wine here. Me and my family wait you !
Other things to note
We offer a lot of wines to taste. If you arrive from Florence, you can arrive here with public coach, it's very cheap. If you don't want to come with an own car, we are able , with an extra cost, to organise pick up-drop off. For receiving a price for private transfer we need pick up address.
I really hope to receive lot a wine lovers which want to have an unique wine and olive oil experience. Welcome drink at the arrival, guided visit of the middle age cellar, in the garden followed by a walk in the vineyards and in the olive groves and finally rich wine tasting and nice home made food served in a charming place that you will love it. According with the season you can be part of the works in the vineyards or in in the cellar. The tim…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Visit, 6 wines, grappa, bruschette with 3 olive oil, cheese with balsamic 8...
  • Transportation
    Guests arriving by bus, whose stop is over 1 km from the cellar, will be pi...
From $46
/ person
Wed, Nov 25
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
$46 per person
$46 per person
Thu, Nov 26
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
$46 per person
$46 per person
Fri, Nov 27
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
$46 per person
$46 per person

Meet your host, Simone

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 471 Reviews
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I'm born here at Il Palagio on 1965. I'm the 5th generation of wine makers in our wine estate . The Wine making is my life since I work here from 1989. I will explain the history and the secret of this job and you could taste the wines and the extra virgin olive oil made in our estate. I will show you the wine cellars and the vineyards. If you want, you will fill a bottle just for you from the barrel and you can also label your personal bottle. If you want to stay for more time, you will taste also our wines paired by nice food made by our mums. We speak on demand spanish, french,italian
I'm born here at Il Palagio on 1965. I'm the 5th generation of wine makers in our wine estate . The Wine making is my life since I work here from 1989. I will explain the history and the secret of this job and you could taste the wines and the extra virgin olive oil made in our estate. I will show you the wine cellars and the vineyards. If you want, you will fill a bottle just for you from the barrel and you can also label your personal bottle. If you want to stay for more time, you will ta…
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Where you'll be

I will wait at your arrival in the Bottega del Palagio where you will have the first explanations about the Chianti area, followed by a guided visit of the fermentation cellar; the middle age cellar; a visit of the garden of the estate; a walk in the vineyards and in the olive groves. After the visit and the explanations my family will serve finally rich wine tasting and nice home made food served in a charming place.

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 471 reviews.

Sean
October 2020
Excellent tour, great value in a beautiful setting. You will get to learn about Chianti Classico and try the great wines. Highly recommended.
Amelia
October 2020
We had a brilliant time with Simone and his team at the stunning location. We are and drank a lot more than we thought we would. We left full and very content. Would definitely recommend anyone to visit. 10/10
Rada
October 2020
The tour was very interesting. Simone is a great story teller and you learn a lot about the process of wine and olive oil production. The tasting at the end is splendid as the flavor of everything you are given to try is extremely rich and unique.
The tour was very interesting. Simone is a great story teller and you learn a lot about the process of wine and olive oil production. The tasting at the end is splendid as the flav…
Iveta
September 2020
A great experience in a very beautiful location, Simone was a lovely host who gave us all the information about the region and its wine. The tasting itself was great, with different types of wine and delicious food. Truly recommended!
Jamie
September 2020
This experience is such good value for money - we were provided with much more food and wine than we had anticipated, and left the experience very satisfied and full. Simone has a huge knowledge & was able to provide information without it being too much for beginners. Touring the vineyard on a beautiful sunny day & getting to try the grapes was also lovely. We also shared the experience with 2 other groups, and at the tasting we were spaced out enough that it still felt romantic/that you were having the experience alone with your own guest. The lunch we purchased additional was brilliant & we enjoyed all of the food and wine very much. We bought 2 bottles of the wine to take home. Sitting enjoying the amazing quality food and drink with a view of the vineyard is something not to be missed.
This experience is such good value for money - we were provided with much more food and wine than we had anticipated, and left the experience very satisfied and full. Simone has a…
Jennifer
September 2020
This is a first class experience. The location is incredible and Simone is a true expert. The highlight was the tasting and the small bites to eat in the gardens, everything as delicious and it was a really special day for us. We brought back some wine, Prosecco and the most amazing olive oil!!
This is a first class experience. The location is incredible and Simone is a true expert. The highlight was the tasting and the small bites to eat in the gardens, everything as del…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Just a Smile and..... Since in the summer there can also be a temperature change of 30 ° C - 50 ° F, between the external temperature and the temperature of the underground cellar, I recommend taking some clothes to cover your shoulders.

IMPORTANT: I would like to remind you that this EXP is not a professional wine class with a sommelier presence. I repeat this because sometimes a guest expects this. For a service of this kind, many more hours are needed ...