San Giminiano wine tour in Tuscany.
One of Italy’s most beloved white wines, Vernaccia di San Gimignano is produced from the Vernaccia grape. During the Italian Renaissance, this wine was revered above all other white wines. Still one of Tuscany’s favorite wines, Vernaccia di San Gimignano was made as early as 1276. Grapes grown in the vineyards of San Gimignano are regarded as the best examples of Vernaccia grapes. This wine’s rich bouquet and crisp taste continue to garner fans from around the world.
Our San Gimignano wine tour is designed to acquaint you with this delightful wine that has been captivating wine enthusiasts for centuries. Our chauffeured wine tour escorts you to two San Gimignano wineries amidst the lovely scenery of Tuscany. Starting from Florence or Siena, we travel to our first winery stop to enjoy a tour of the vineyards and enjoy samples of wine paired with small plates of local cuisine. Our second winery visit features a gourmet Tuscan lunch paired with unsurpassed local wines.
Production and Taste of Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Guests of our Tuscan wine tour will discover how this illustrious wine is perfected and how the terroir influences the characteristics of the grapes. People of the region believe that the Etruscan’s first planted this grape in Tuscany—it is certainly one of Italy’s most revered fruits. Your wine tour will highlight this noble wine’s history as well as how new innovations in the wine industry have combined to produce an even more delicious Vernaccia di San Gimignano. You will also witness the breathtaking beauty of the vineyards during your wine tours.
San Gimignano Winery—First Stop
Under the guidance of a wine expert, you can expect to bask in the golden splendor of the Vernaccia vineyards; you will learn how these particular grapes produce the full-bodied Vernaccia wine with its elegant bouquet. A tour of the winery affords a rich understanding of this wine’s stellar qualities; you will be granted ample evidence of its superb taste during the wine-tasting that culminates the first leg of the tour. Moreover, small plates of delicious local fare accompany the wine for an extraordinary gourmet event.
San Gimignano Winery and Lunch—Second Stop
Our second winery visit is filled with more lush visions of the spectacular vineyards of San Gimignano. A tour of the winery ends with a celebration of Tuscan flavors—you’ll enjoy a gourmet lunch brimming with the unsurpassed tastes of San Gimignano. Bruschetta, locally cured meats, and fresh egg pasta are paired with delectable local wines and followed by dessert and refreshing liquors. This sumptuous lunch is usually provided by a local Tuscan farm associated with the winery.
Additional Stop—the Medieval Walled Town of San Gimignano
San Gimignano may be best known for its white wine and medieval architecture, but it was actually founded by the Etruscans during the third century B.C. Guests of the wine tour who would like to include this enchanting town on their itinerary will have the opportunity to see its famed fourteen towers. Various old churches within the town also contain renowned Renaissance art works.
Tour’s Start and Finish
Starting out from Florence or Siena, our chauffeur picks you up at 9 AM to begin your Tuscan wine experience. Although other languages may be requested, our tours are conducted in English. Return time is generally between 3 and 4 PM. If you require any special accommodations, please let us know in advance; we would be delighted to meet your requests.
Self Driving Tour of the San Gimignano Region
Some drivers prefer to use their own car to experience the lovely countryside surrounding San Gimignano. Once a stop on the pilgrimage route to Rome, San Gimignano is famous for its many charms. We would be happy to send a tour guide with you on your scenic drive or to arrange all of your winery visits.