Wine and Olive Oil are the essences and the two kings of Tuscan food and wine culture.
There is no Tuscan recipe that doesn't include olive oil in its preparation and doesn't consider a specific wine to be paired with.
With this fine dining experience, you will discover all the secrets of the production of Wine and Olive Oil while visiting and dining at a boutique Winery in the Chianti Wine region.
With a 25 minute ride, a comfortable van will shuttle you to the green and beautiful rolling hills of the Chianti Wine Region, in the Tuscan countryside. Marvelous landscapes of vineyards and olive groves will surround you, while you reach the winery on top of a hill.
Once there, a wine expert will welcome you and take you for the ancient cellar visit, still used today for wine production. The sommelier will explain the sophisticated techniques of winemaking and teach you to distinguish the different and various scents and flavors that each wine presents.
A special Wine Lab experience. fun and educational will let you understand how different varieties of pure wines (from Sangiovese, Canaiolo grapes etc.) are blended to obtain the final complex wines, each one with a peculiar bouquet of scents and flavors.
You will then be served dinner, while you will learn the basics of pairing different wines with specific dishes. You will enjoy 4 different wines, including Chianti and Supertuscan -from the estates. Plus, a sweet typical dessert wine.
You will also taste the region's finest olive oil with typical unsalted Tuscan bread.
The gourmet menu may change according to the season, but an example could be local charcuterie (cold-cuts like typical prosciutto – Tuscan ham – and salami) and a cheese selection, paired with different jams and balsamic vinegar, a selection of two pasta dishes and the main course made of a traditional meat dish. A Tuscan dessert is then served with local sweet wine.
Vegetarian options are also available (please inform us in advance).
The friendly atmosphere of this Tuscan dinner will let you enjoy a relaxing break from the city chaos while learning interesting facts and secrets about the Tuscan food and wine culture and tasting some truly gourmet products.
Before being shuttled back to Florence, you will have the chance to purchase local organic wines at a special production price.
Vegetarian options available (please inform us in advance).
The meeting point for the tour is Florence Town Tours & News Stand, Piazza Della Repubblica, corner with Via Pellicceria (under the arches, our kiosk on the left of the Apple Store) - Firenze
Book now and receive your confirmation instantly. Please present your booking reference number at the cooking school.
Full refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity