Taste the Chianti Classico
Meet the Chianti Classico region in the heart of Tuscany during this tour! Enjoy her world-famous wines and excellent cuisine. We visit architecturally special wineries such as the famous cantina Antinori. Daan ter Avest guides us and provides comments to the architecture.
Tuscany is characterized by a wide variety of wine regions that are very different in location, landscape and wine. Over the last few years, around thirty new wine cellars have been built with impressive architecture. This is the first in a series of tours with the title Cathedrals of wine. In this tour we focus on the Chianti Classico region.
Centuries-old craftsmanship creates the best
During this trip we will visit five wineries. In Castello di Fonteruttoli of the Mazzei family we descend to the new wine cellar on the day of arrival. The next day: Badia a Coltibuono, a magical place where the Etruscans already made wine. We take the time to stroll through the picturesque town of Castellina in Chianti where we also have lunch. Then the impressive architectural winery of Antinori is on the program, an amazing Cathedral of the wine. The third day first to Castello di Brolio from the Ricasoli family, winemakers since 1141. We visit the beautiful castle, the winery and of course the enoteca. After the visit to Radda in Chianti we go to Istine. A small family winery that has only been making wine since the 1950s. In the middle of nature with fantastic views we will taste great Chianti Classico wines.
During the days the travel times are limited and everywhere we take the time so you can fully enjoy the Chianti Classico region with its architecture, landscape, delicious food and excellent wine!
Cathedrals of the wine
Daan ter Avest
Daan likes to discover new areas. He is fascinated by journeys whose results cannot be predicted in advance. Just like on this tour. The individual interest of the participants and the interaction ensures that it brings more than could have been expected. This way, with its program and good preparation, this tour still retains its surprise. During the tour, Daan is also a source of information about the deeper knowledge about the areas and objects that we are going to visit. You can request specific information from us in advance.
Daan ter Avest is an architect and co-owner of MAS architecture. A broad-based architectural firm with an inquisitive attitude, where cooperation with users is central.
Landscape in harmony with mankind
We stay at Castello di Fonterutoli, a charming B&B of the Mazzei family, already 24 generation winemakers. The rooms all have their own bathroom and are stylishly and elegantly furnished. Fonterutoli is a lively small town, situated on the "Chiantigiana", the ancient road that crosses the Chianti Classico region.
- Arrival Monday 30/09/2019 FULLY BOOKED
- Departure Thursday 03/10/2019
Price € 995 p.p.
For 4 days based on a double room.
- overnight stay including breakfast, lunch and dinner
- transportation to and from Florence Amerigo Vespucci airport
- transport during the day program
- excursions and wine tastings
- Single room € 190 p.p.