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A Real Tuscan Wine Experience, Level 2

San Casciano in Val di pesa, Italy

Experience hosted by Simone

3 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, and transportation

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…

What's included

  • Food
    This wine experience is composed by a theorical part with visit followed by...
  • Drinks
    2 white wines, 1 rose wine, 5 red wines, 1 dessert wine 1 grappa, crostinis...
  • Transportation
    Guests arriving by bus, whose stop is over 800 meters from the cellar, will...

Meet your host, Simone

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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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

You will visit the hystorical cellar of the middle age, where we keep our more prestigious wines. In september and october you can be part of the grape harvest and you can see the pressing of the grapes. In november you could enter in the olive mills to see how is produced the extra virgin of high quality. At the end of winter you could be present at the crushing of the raisins that we use for the production of our amazing dessert wine.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 459 reviews.

Rosie
November 2020
I had an absolutely amazing time at Simone's vineyard. It's a really special place, the food and wine is incredible - we bought lots back with us. Simone brings a real depth of knowledge to the tour and his wife prepared some delicious snacks for us. This was the second time we've been, but not the last!
I had an absolutely amazing time at Simone's vineyard. It's a really special place, the food and wine is incredible - we bought lots back with us. Simone brings a real depth of kno…
Chelsea
November 2020
Highly recommend this experience! I’ve always wanted to do a Tuscan wine experience and this exceeded my expectations. The location is beautiful, Simone and his wife are so hospitable, there was much more food than I anticipated! You get to learn so much, my husband and I continued to talk about the wine even after we went home. & The wine tasted fantastic. We had a wonderful time.
Highly recommend this experience! I’ve always wanted to do a Tuscan wine experience and this exceeded my expectations. The location is beautiful, Simone and his wife are so hospita…
Stefano
October 2020
Great experience!!! Highly recomended! Produce is great, both wine and oil. Great explaination from Simone about all you need to know before the amazing tasting!! Gran finale in a beautiful location, in the autumn garden. Food to go with the wines was great too! Truly special and magical experience, we wereso happy with it.
Great experience!!! Highly recomended! Produce is great, both wine and oil. Great explaination from Simone about all you need to know before the amazing tasting!! Gran finale in a…
Jasmin
October 2020
We had a great time, Simone gave a good amount of information, we were given so much food to have with our wine and very generous amounts of wine (which was delicious!). Great value for money. Slightly tricky to get to the location but if you follow Simone's instructions you will be fine!
We had a great time, Simone gave a good amount of information, we were given so much food to have with our wine and very generous amounts of wine (which was delicious!). Great valu…
Gicelle
October 2020
Amazing experience! The wines for tasting were awesome, food was delicious, the place is beautiful. The owners are amazing, they provided transportation so we could be in the bus on time.
Melissa
October 2020
Simone’s vineyard is both gorgeous and extremely historical. There is a castle on the property which has a fantastic story to go along with it! The wine is of course fantastic. Don’t forget about the olive oil and fantastic jams - also delicious!
Simone’s vineyard is both gorgeous and extremely historical. There is a castle on the property which has a fantastic story to go along with it! The wine is of course fantastic. Don…

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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 ...