One hundred and fifty years ago, the Etruscan coast was simply a marshland full of swamps and was inaccessible.
In around 1900, it was drained around to allow easy access to the beaches and parklands, while creating the road and rail infrastructure to help make the practice of working vineyards a reality.
The wine Sassicaia, produced in Bolgheri, changed the face of Tuscan red wine forever. Why? Because they proved that Bordeax-style reds could be produced in this region as well. This success has seen Bolgheri become one of Italy’s most sought-after regions.
On this tour we will explore the Beautiful Tuscan coast where we will visit an amazing estate that has great views over the Mediterranean sea and the Islands of Elba and Giglio.
At 9:00am we will depart, arriving at around 10:45am.
Here we’ll find the land of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet franc, but also of the white Vermentino grape which is already loved by the Romans for its fragrance and freshness.
While here you will be able to feel the sea breeze while you walk amongst the vineyards and learn what makes this soil so good for this type of grape.
And you’ll get to judge for yourself just how fabulous these grapes are when we indulge in a wine and olive oil tasting experience with the owner/wine maker. What better way to appreciate the complexity and the power of these supertuscans!
Please note that you will also have a chance to buy the wines at cellar price.
Lunch itself will be in the town of Bolgheri where we will sample the local cuisine in a picturesque Trattoria. After lunch we will drive back on the scenic road to Volterra – a pre Roman city known for the alabaster and the Pecorino cheese. Here we will visit the historical centre to admire the beautiful Etruscan artifacts and jewels handmade by this mysterious civilisation that lived here over 3000 years ago. Finally we will return at around 18:00.
All our tours are private and run rain or shine. Your itinerary include:
- Your personal guide, fluent in English
- Wine tastings
- Three course lunch and wine
- Pick up and drop off between hotel and destination
- Transport in spacious, air conditioned vehicle
Tour prices per person per day
Please be aware that these prices depend on the place you stay
- 2 people = 310€pp
- 3 people = 300€pp
- 4 people = 290€pp
- 5 people = 280€pp
- 6 people = 270€pp
- 7 people = 260€pp
- 8 people = 250€pp
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