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4-Courses in Chianti: A Wine Pairing Lunch

Radda in Chianti, Tuscany
This Chianti wine tour combines Tuscany's two greatest attractions — it's food and wine — into a hearty, 4-course Tuscan lunch matched to 5 prized estate wines complete with tasting notes! Let your taste buds do the learning followed by a cellar visit and a stroll through the vineyards surrounding this 15th century estate.
$75.00 per person More details

Chianti Wine Salute

Radda in Chianti, Tuscany
Embark on a delicious journey in time honored wine making! Visit the vineyards and ancient cellars of a premiere Tuscan winery near Radda in Chianti. Meet a Chianti enologist whose profound passion for wine is matched only by his commitment to preserve Tuscany’s age old wine making techniques. Even the estate’s olive oil mill has foregone most modern means.
$42.00 per person More details

Cooking at Mamma's Tuscan Table

Sarteano, Tuscany
Learn age-old Tuscan farmhouse recipes in Mamma Adina's country home, just outside the medieval Tuscan hill town of Sarteano. This cooking class centers on the local favorites – baking ciaccia, the Tuscan version of focaccia and hand rolling pici pasta. Featured in LA Times.
$85.00 per person More details

Orvieto Wine Pairing Lunch

Orvieto, Umbria
Set among lush vine-laden hills, a small family run winery just north of Orvieto is the serene setting for this wine tour complete with a delectable 5-course tasting menu. The wine variety includes a white wine produced since Etruscan times, a Merlot and Cabernet rose and three oak-barreled reds. A Montepulciano wine is sampled straight from the barrel!
$78.00 per person More details

Sagrantino: Montefalco's Mystery Wine

Montefalco, Umbria
The Sagrantino grape is grown nowhere else on earth besides Montefalco, where there are only a handful of producers. Tour a certified organic winery whose harvest is done entirely by hand to protect the quality of the grape skins. A tasting of four wines takes place during a three-course lunch prepared with garden fresh ingredients grown on-site. Guests are welcome to continue the afternoon on the estate's nature trails.
$39.00 per person More details

The Grape Escape - Montepulciano

Montepulciano, Tuscany
Escape for an afternoon to a boutique winery near Montepulciano for a guided cellar tour with a lunch featuring 5 organic wines and dishes made with the freshest of local ingredients. Our vineyard of choice is certified organic by the USDA and EU and uses the lightest and most economical bottles available.
$45.00 per person More details