Chianti Castles Wine Tour in Tuscany

Chianti Region
Discover the world-famous wine region of Chianti, filled with tidy rows of vines, picturesque medieval villages, and stunning castles. Explore the hills between Siena and Florence, a landscape dotted with wineries and full of history. You’ll tour medieval castles, such as Brolio and Meleto, visit wine cellars, and taste Chianti wines with the producers.

Make your first stop under the walls of Castello di Brolio. Baron Bettino Ricasoli started his new agricultural methods and gave the world the special formula for Chianti wines. Then make your way to the castle’s winery. Tour the grounds, learn about the area's history, and enjoy an introductory tasting of the Black Rooster Chianti Classico wine.

Continue to the fortified medieval village of Meleto, perched atop a hill surrounded by panoramic views of vineyards and forests. Enjoy a coffee in a local bar or walk along the cobbled streets, admiring the town’s historic architecture.

Then rest your legs and fill your tummy with a traditional Tuscan lunch featuring local products. You’ll dine at a nearby Chianti estate accompanied by a tasting of the farm’s wines. After lunch, visit a second winery where the local producer will give you a tour of the estate, including the old cellars. Learn about the Chianti region’s traditions and lifestyle as you walk among the gardens and savor the great Chianti wines.

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