Bolgheri in a Day Tour
Bolgheri is one of the newest and one of the most important DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) wine making regions in Italy. The name derives from Bolgheri village a tiny hamlet in the vast coastal holdings of the noble della Gherardescha family whose roots in the area can be traced back 1,000 years!
Wine had been made here for generations, but it was rustic country wine and drunk only by the locals. Wine-making took a drastic turn when Clarissa della Gherardesca married Mario Incisa dell Rocchetta in the 1930’s. The Marquis was from Piedmont and he was accustomed to drinking only the finest of wines, and the local swill was not up to snuff! With a discerning eye he looked at the land and found similarities to Bordeaux in the rocky soil and maritime breezes. Others were skeptic, but he was determined to plant Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc in his vineyards. The resulting wine was Sassicaia, a Bordeaux style blend designated strictly for personal use. Decades later with the assistance of his Antinori brother in law, it was deemed worthy of commercial sale and its release created a stir in the wine world. Today it is considered not only one of Italy’s top wines, but one of the best wines in the world. In its footsteps followed other wineries such as Ornellaia, Le Macchiole (most well known for Paleo), and Grattamacco which also rose to fame and a plethora of other wineries which are just now reaching maturity and excellence. Most of these wines are unavailable or undiscovered in the US. This is an opportunity to see and taste in person amazing wines which will soon be the new buzz of the wine world.
A day in Bolgheri is a spectacular opportunity to sample some of Tuscany’s finest wines in the lush and natural beauty of coastal Tuscany, the Northern Maremma. You will visit vineyards, meet winemakers and have a chance to sample flights of the finest selections at an incredibly well stocked enoteca. These are top shelf wines , many of which are not available in the US. Stroll Bolgheri village with its charming shops. Tuscan Vineyard Tours can even ship any wines you purchase to your home in the US!
Bolgheri Wine Tour:
- Local Transportation
- Tour and Tasting at Premiere Bolgheri Winery
- Olive Oil and Wine Tasting at Boutique Bolgheri Winery
- Two course Lunch at Enoteca w/ Flight of wine
- Stroll Bolgheri Village
- International Shipping Available
2-4 Participants / €250 Per Person
5-6 Participants / €225 Per Person
7-8 Participants / € 190 Per Person
Additional Transportation Costs May Apply for Pick-Up and Drop-off Locations