Our Super Tuscan tour experience was great (as was our entire cruise)! Our guide Walter was fabulous. The two wineries treated us extremely well, and the wine and tastings were great. Bolgheri turned out to be the right place to experience Italian wines and hospitality. Thanks for providing this shore excursion for us.
Dennis B. , Virginia USA
The wine tour and the tour of Florence arranged by Le Baccanti were, in one word, outstanding! Everything worked out extremely well and we could not have been more pleased.
Perfect day excursions from Livorno, Florence, Siena and Grosseto
Discover prestigious Bolgheri wine region and prized red wines
Taste unforgettable Super Tuscan wines with expert winery guide
Learn about myth vs. reality in realm of Super Tuscan wines
Private luxury vehicle with English-speaking guide for entire full day
* Although tour is available from Florence as well, the ideal departure point for this option is either Siena or Livorno, particularly as a land excursion during your cruise in the Mediterranean *
Your day experiencing Super Tuscans in the stunning Bolgheri wine area will begin when your English-speaking driver comes to collect you in a your comfortable, luxury vehicle. You'll reach Bolgheri via a world-famous cypress-lined road called the Via Bolgherese. Bolgheri is a small, charming town housing the 11th century castle of the Gherardesca family, where Giosuè Carducci lived as a child.
After visiting Bolgheri, your day continues with a drive through endless vineyards as you proceed to an exquisite winery for a tasting of their spectacular wines with the guidance of your winery guide and expert. You will be introduced to Super Tuscan wines, wine-making in general and the latest trends in modern viticulture. A delicious lunch awaits you in the ancient town of Castagneto Carducci, overlooking Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards and the sparkling Tyrrhenian sea. In the afternoon you will have the option of visiting a second winery, or exploring a traditional olive oil producer. Here you'll discover the production process of extra-virgin olive oil and you'll taste this liquid gold direct from the press.
If you would rather wiggle your toes in the nearby Mediterranean sea, you can go for a stroll through fragrant coastal pine groves leading down to the beach before you head back to your accommodations.
Bolgheri offers wine enthusiasts some of the world's best, most exclusive, and most expensive wines. The coastal location, far from inland Tuscany's tourist centers like Florence, offers you a chance to explore an unspoilt area many visitors will never see. Bolgheri was first praised by native son and Nobel Laureate poet, Giosuè Carducci (1835-1907). Nowadays its fame derives from being the home of Super Tuscan wines, most notably Sassicaia and Ornellaia. Thanks to inventive, experimental local wine makers, Bolgheri now ranks among the most prestigious wine regions globally, and has a reputation for leading the way in new production techniques resulting in outstanding, cutting-edge wines.
Travel by Mercedes or equivalent level car or minibus with an English-speaking driver (approx. 7 hours)
Tour of two Bolgheri wineries with winery owner or qualified guide.
Guided tasting of wines and olive oil with oil producer or qualified staff.
Visit to one or two small towns and their wine and food shops.
Booking for lunch in lovely, typical Tuscan restaurant (meal not included).
Our pampering care!
If you have a special interest in Super Tuscan wines, but would prefer to stay closer to Florence you can simply book the Chianti Wine Tour. Just send us an email letting us know your preference for Super Tuscans and we can offer these wines to you as well in the Chianti region.
We strive to ensure private visits at the wineries, however in particularly busy times of the year, or in certain wineries this may not always be possible. If you want guaranteed private visits please get in touch for a customized quote.