Eating and Drinking in Florence Italy

Wine Tasting in Florence to Discover the Best Wines

June 18, 2018
Wine tasting in Florence Italy

Nothing better than a wine tasting in Florence to discover the essence of a holiday in Tuscany!

Having a wine tasting in Florence is a great opportunity to enjoy some of the most incredible wines of Tuscany without leaving the city centre: in this way, you will have the chance to taste spectacular wines of this land, in case you do not have the opportunity to visit Chianti or Montalcino and Montepulciano.

Tuscany is well known for the production of some of the most important Italian wines, like Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino or Nobile di Montepulciano, and during your visit of Florence you will have the chance to try them, sitting just in the shadow of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore.

There are a lot of wine bar in Florence Italy where you can try Tuscan wines paired with some of typical Tuscan dishes, like cured meats or cheeses: thanks to this marriage, you will be able to enjoy an incredible experience thanks to the unique flavours of the food and the wine tradition of Tuscany.

With wine tours of Florence, you can for sure enjoy a wine tasting in a wine shop but, if you have a car, it would be a great idea to enjoy a glass of wine surrounded by the vineyards: if you can spend a day visiting the surroundings of Florence you will be able to visit wineries and farms where all these wines are made.

Do you prefer wine tasting tours from Florence Italy to the countryside?
In less than an hour you will arrive in the Chianti area, one of the most renowned production zones well known for the quality and the prestige of its wines.

Driving on the road through the wonderful hills of the region, you will reach Montepulciano and then Montalcino, home of the world-famous Brunello di Montalcino.

Once arrived you will find the best wineries near Florence Italy and you will enjoy a glass of wine in the countryside. You will have the chance to buy a pair of bottles, that you can enjoy during a nice dinner with friends.

Wine Tasting in Florence Italy in the Tower of Pagliazza

For special moments to remember, the Brunelleschi Hotel proposes you a taste experience together with our Restaurant Manager and sommelier Alessandro Fè which will take you to discover the best Tuscan wines. The tasting takes place at the Tower Bar of the hotel, in Piazza Santa Elisabetta, inside the ancient Tower of Pagliazza: a scenic landscape that will make this experience even more memorable.

Wine Tasting in Florence

A wine tasting held by the Sommelier of Santa Elisabetta Restaurant lasts one hour.

Three different types of tastings are available.

White wines of Central Tuscany (minimum 4 people, 60,00 euro per person):

– Monterotondo, Sassogrosso Malvasia del Chianti, 2019
– Fattoria di Petreto, Podere Sassaie (Sauvignon, Semillon), 2015
– Castello Monsanto, Chardonnay Fabrizio Bianchi, 2007

“Sangiovese Nuances” (minimum 4 people, 60,00 euro per person):

– Poggio Scalette, Chianti Classico, 2015
– Panzanello, Chianti Classico Riserva, 2013
– Castello di Cacchiano, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, 2010

“Luxury Sangiovese Nuances” (minimum 2 people, 120,00 euro per person):

– Poggio Scalette, Chianti Classico, 2015
– Castello Monsanto, Chianti Classico Riserva Il Poggio, 2013
– Castello di Cacchiano, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, 2010
– Castello di Ama, Chianti Classico Riserva, 2007

For all types of wine tastings, each wine will be accompanied by a tapas created by Chef Rocco De Santis according to the characteristics of the wine itself, following any intolerance, allergy and/or particular food regimen.

Wine tastings are available from Tuesday to Saturday during the following hours, upon request and reservation:

from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm;
from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm;
from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

The service can be booked at least 1 day in advanced.

For information and reservations:

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Wine tasting in Florence Italy with the Restaurant Manager and Sommelier Alessandro Fè

The wine tastings at the Brunelleschi Hotel are led by the Restaurant Manager and Sommelier Alessandro Fè in collaboration with the Sommelier Lorenzo Paoli who will accompany you on a unique journey to discover the best wines available in the cellar. The tasting can take place at the Tower Bar or you can let yourself be involved in an exclusive gourmet experience directly at the table at the 2 Michelin Star Santa Elisabetta Restaurant. During lunch or dinner, the Sommelier will guide you to discover the wine path combined with the tasting menu, presenting you in detail each wine paired with the different courses and will be at your complete disposal for any questions.

What are you waiting for? Book now one of the food and wine tours in Florence Italy!

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