A Real Tuscan Wine & Food Experience

Mercatale Val di Pesa, Italy

Experience hosted by Simone

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Italian
Fun for couples
Something to try together.

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 4 courses Tuscan lunch 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. All the seasons are good to visit us, obviously from March to November you can see the colours of our hills. very suggested 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. Some 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. If you love balsamic vinegar, we will introduce in its history ; you could try vinegar with different ageing. You will also discover the incredible flavour of the oil white truffle. If you want to have a bottle with your own label, let me know 12 hours in advance your name and surname and I will print the private label; you will choose the wine here. Me and my family wait you!
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 4 courses Tuscan lunch 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 t…

What's included

  • Food
    Welcome drink,
    Visit of the Wine Estate,
    4 courses tuscan lunch,...
  • Transportation
    Guests arriving by bus, whose stop is over 800 meters from the cellar, will...

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your Host, Simone

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 238 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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 taste a…
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Where you'll be

You will visit the modern and the middle age wine cellar, where we keep our prestigious wines. In september you can be part of the grape harvest and you can see the pressing of the grapes. In november you see how is produced the extra virgin of high quality! Hoping to have good weather the highlight will be the 4 courses tuscan dinner made by our moms, served in the garden of the castle with a taste of 2 white and 4 red wines, Grappa, Holy wine.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 238 reviews.

Annamaria
January 2022
I am so happy I found this wine tasting experience for my friends and I! Simone was in contact with me the whole time and helped us reserve a minivan for the group to get to winery and back again. We could not have done that without you! The wines were delicious and the food left my speechless! We totally got our money’s worth and even more than that. Thank you for being so kind and friendly! I hope to return again.
Lara
January 2022
I cannot recommend this experience enough! Simone and Manuela are two amazing humans. Simone’s passion for wine can be seen all throughout the tour and his wine class, pair that with Manuela’s endless Tuscan Feast and you are in for a treat!
Mickaël
January 2022
A great experience we highly recommend: amazing wine, great home-made food, detailed explanation and with a sense of humour! Simone and Manuela, we wish to sincerely thank you for your time, your explanations and for your kindness. It was a great moment in the Italian countryside and a great expérience that helped us understand more about wine and the Tuscan food which is so great... A must do!
Paula
December 2021
Me and my husband had a wonderful time getting to know the history behind Chianti wine, olive oil and the region with Simone. He is very knowledgeable and kind to explain everything with passion. The property is very beautiful. The food was amazing, paired with great wine and olive oils produced by Simone and his family. It was our first day in Tuscany and we already felt welcomed at the region. Plus, Simone helped us with some of the highlights of Tuscany to visit.
Alexandra
December 2021
This wine and food experience was absolutely amazing! We came in December and happened to be the only ones for the day, so we felt extremely special. Simone taught us so much about the Chianti region, the wines, and wine and oil making process. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about it all. The food and wines were incredible and plentiful! We left so full and very happy. This was an incredible experience. We highly recommend booking!!
Shivvon
December 2021
This experience was one of the best during my trip in Florence. Simone was very helpful with the bus situation and was very accommodating when it took me longer to get there than expected. The wine was excellent, the food was amazing and the villa was beautiful. Thank you!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

just a smile !!
Guests must have a lot of appetite
A good camera
Since after 7 pm there are no bus, if you come for dinner is absolutely necessary to have a car or to book a taxi or Ncc (rent a car with driver). I can book a car for you too.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 24 hours before the start time for a full refund.