Chianti Wine Tours & Degustations
Create Lasting Memories at Fattoria di Montemaggio!
Producing Tuscany’s best organic wines along with a variety of estate-grown organic products is our mission. We take pride in offering our guests the best possible wine tours, wine tastings, and degustation experiences. We want to create unforgettable experiences for all who visit the Montemaggio Estate. As part of the wine tour, we show off our secular vineyards where we cultivate classic Italian grapes including Sangiovese, Merlot, Pugnitello, Ciliegiolo, and Malvasia Nera. Guests enjoy glimpses of the most beautiful places here in the Chianti Classico countryside, while enjoying our excellent wines paired with Tuscan dishes and local organic products produced on-site at Montemaggio by our team of dedicated craftsmen and growers.
Our Chianti wine tours highlight a selection of exclusive wines including red wine favorites such as Chianti Classico di Montemaggio, Chianti Classico Riserva di Montemaggio, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione di Montemaggio, Torre di Montemaggio IGT, Ilaia di Montemaggio IGT or Quinta Essentia Montemaggio IGT), or a rose wine favorite Rosé di Montemaggio IGT and of course a white wine favorite Chardonnay di Montemaggio IGT. In addition, during our wine tours and degustations, guests have a chance to taste our house made Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Grappa di Montemaggio.
TUSCAN WINE TOUR PACKAGES AT MONTEMAGGIO
Book a visit with us at Montemaggio any time of the year by choosing among these following wine tours, tastings and degustations:
1. FULLY IMMERSIVE WINE TOUR WITH BLIND TASTING
This wine tour activity takes guests for a walk in the vineyards and gardens (both vegetable and other), cellar, and tasting room all the while explaining the details of our organic agriculture. Guests will truly learn the details of growing grapevines organically and making and tasting wine. The tasting will include a sampling of all our products, a mini “degustation” course, with various delicious snacks, followed by a blind tasting in black customized glasses.
Guests will taste and compare new and old vintages, taste corked or oxidized wine, and learn the difference by sharpening their sense of smell and taste. Often our perception is guided by what we see. When sight is eliminated, we realize the world turns upside down in a way we never comprehended. This is a fun wine tasting experience that will challenge your previous perceptions and likely add something new to your wine world, whether you are a complete novice or experienced wine connoisseur! This is our most popular wine tour offering!
€ 44,90 euro per person (2.5 hours)
2. IMMERSION WINE TOUR WITH MINI TASTING COURSE
This wine tour option features a visit to the vineyards with a guided walk-through of the working process of organic agriculture, walk through the gardens of the villa and visit to the vegetable garden. Further on, we do the visit of the cellar with explanation of the wine making process and then the tasting of 8 of our own organic products (Chianti Classico Montemaggio, Chianti Classico Riserva di Montemaggio, Igt Torre di Montemaggio, IGT Quinta Essentia, IGT Rosé di Montemaggio, IGT Chardonnay di Montemaggio, Cuveé Brut Cielo di Montemaggio and Grappa).
Accompanying the wine tasting, we offer a degustation with a selection of different local cheeses and cured meats with bread and our very own extra virgin olive oil. The entire tour will also include a mini-tasting course to learn how to properly open, serve and taste wines like a pro!
€ 24,9 per person (2 hours)
3. CLASSIC WINE TOUR WITH MINI TASTING
Visit of the vineyards with an explanation of the working process and of organic agriculture, walk through the cellar and than tasting of five products (choice of two products among three fresh wines: IGT Rosé di Montemaggio IGT, IGT Chardonnay di Montemaggio, Cuveé Brut Cielo di Montemaggio, than three red wines Chianti Classico Montemaggio, Chianti Classico Riserva di Montemaggio, Igt Torre di Montemaggio Super Tuscan). The tasting will be accompanied by the selection of local cheeses or cured meats with bread and olive oil of our own production. This is an opportunity to be able to taste most of our products and have an idea about how we follow organic agriculture and make our authentic wine!
€ 19,9 per person (1.15 hour)
4. MINI WINE TOUR
View of the estate from the roof of the cellar, small visit to the vineyard and a short explanation of the organic agriculture followed by the tasting of 3 products: choice of two products among 3 fresh wines: IGT Rosé di Montemaggio, IGT Chardonnay di Montemaggio, Cuveé Brut Cielo di Montemaggio, then a red wine Chianti Classico di Montemaggio. The tour includes the tasting of the olive oil of our own production. This tour would still give you a possibility to visit Fattoria di Montemaggio and sample some of our products but at a much faster pace if you do not have so much time available!
€ 15,9 per person (35-40 minutes)
5. OFF ROAD TOUR EXPERIENCE IN CHIANTI
This tour takes you through the spectacular hills of Radda in Chianti to places not accessible on your own. Your driver will share historical facts, cultural peculiarities, and discuss traditions of the area. Loving to sing, these often come out in song! Upon returning to the estate, enjoy a simple vineyard tour or any of the other activities we offer to make your Montemaggio visit one you’ll remember.
MORE ON TOURING THE MONTEMAGGIO ESTATE
During your visit to Montemaggio, Valeria, Ilaria, Edoardo or Francesco will show you the estate – including the vineyards, the cellar, the gardens and vegetable garden. They will explain where and how we produce our 100% authentic organic Italian wines. It will be an extraordinary sensory experience that will reveal why Chianti is one of the most renowned regions for the production of Italian wine in Italy as well as worldwide. See how we preserve the authentic characteristics and quality of the land of Chianti Classico and transfer them to our wines.
Montemaggio’s permaculture – furthermore, during your visit, you can admire the garden and the vegetable garden that has been designed by Francesca Benza, an agronomist, and landscape architect. The garden is organized by raised sections where we grow vegetables, flowers, and fruit trees. The fence is protected by trees, plum, apple and pear trees that we decided to use to make an experimental sweet wine mixed with fruit.
Montemaggio is open from Monday to Friday (weekends and holidays are only by appointment), all year round. The usual opening hours are from 9 am to 5 pm.
For more info or if you have specific needs or preferences, please do not hesitate to contact us.