More about ‘Tuscan wine tours’

Chianti Classico – the wine of the historical Chianti area of Tuscany

Chianti Classico

The expression Chianti Classico is reserved for wines produced in a roughly oval-shaped area of mostly hilly country located between Florence and Sienna in Tuscany, Italy. To be designated Chianti Classico DOCG, the wines must be produced from sangiovese grapes at wineries within the area and within a specified range of altitudes. The Chianti Classico […]

Chianti – what is Chianti wine?

Chianti

When the name Chianti is used in relation to wine in a general context, it often means Chianti Classico wine which is a red wine produced from grapes grown in a roughly oval-shaped area located between Florence and Siena in Tuscany, Italy. This region is the historical “Chianti”, previously a recognised political entity but now […]

Airport, railway station and cruise ship port transfers in Tuscany

Tuscany transfers tours shore excursions

Sunflower Tours specialised in tours and transfers directly from Livorno cruise shipsGiovanni Sirabella is a licensed, English-speaking tour guide / driver who is familiar with a great many of the most interesting vineyards and wine-producing estates in Chianti and other parts of Tuscany. He has several itineraries ready for you, and of course will design […]

Private wine tasting and winery tours in Chianti and Tuscany

wine tasting tours

“Degustazione” – wine tasting – is the word to watch for on the winery signposts along the various wine routes in Chianti and Tuscany. This means that you can taste the wine produced at that vineyard and if you like it you can buy a few bottles. You might also want to keep your eyes […]

How to enjoy a vacation in Chianti and Tuscany
without a car

Chianti without a car

As a visitor to Tuscany you might have any of several reasons to not want to hire your own car to explore the province – you might not have a driving licence, you might be apprehensive about facing traffic in unfamiliar surroundings, you might want to be without a car on a single day when […]

Tuscan wines, Chianti Classico wines, “Super Tuscans”, Brunello, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

chianti grapes

Tuscan wines, particularly Tuscan red wines, have improved out of all recognition during the course of the past 45 years. This generalisation applies almost universally throughout the Region of Tuscany to the extent that one no longer has to search for a good wine but rather for either an outstanding wine and/or a wine that […]

The Pleasures of Tuscan Food and Wine

Tuscan food and wine

One of the many pleasures of a visit to this part of the world is the chance to enjoy Tuscan food and wine in its “native environment”. As everyone knows, a Tuscan meal is divided into several classical and invariant stages – antipasti, pasta, primo and secondo piatto, dolce. However, you do not need to […]

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