First, we will travel out to Petra Winery, a 740-acre estate. The vineyards are mineral-rich and ruddy colored (as in the color of Santa's cheeks), making complex and delicious wines. Here, they produce Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Syrah, and Cabernet Franc. The owners have studied the soil, wind, sun, and climate conditions in each area of the estate to produce the best wines.
The four high-end wines made here (Ebo, Petra, Quercegobbe, and Zingari) are known for being expressive, aromatic wines with a fresh, modern style.
One of the most enjoyable features of this winery is the architecture. It is a contemporary structure designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta (who also designed the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art), whose color choices also complement the environment.
You will also visit a second winery, Rocca di Frassinello, whose wine cellar was designed by world famous architect Renzo Piano.
We will break for lunch in Suvereto, a middle-age village whose origins date back to before the year 1000. It's a gorgeous location that overlooks the Costa degli Etruschi.
Time permitting, we can incorporate visits to places in the same area as the wineries, such as Populonia, Massa Marittima, and Bolgheri.
Departures: 08:00 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Your English-speaking driver will not enter sites with you, but will give running commentaries of what you are seeing and make sure you have enough time to visit each site.
- The cost of lunch is not included in the tour price.
- Everyone must purchase the per person wine tasting fee. This fee includes the visit to the winery, the visit to the cellars, and the wine tasting with English-speaking assistance.
- The order of this tour may vary as it is depends on the available times at the wineries.