Wine Tasting in Chianti!

As amazing as Florence is, when you are in this corner of the world you must take the opportunity to explore the famous Tuscan countryside. There is no better way to do this than going wine tasting in Chianti.

With it’s rolling green hills, cyprus lined roads and fortified villages dotting the landscape the Chianti area of Italy feels a million miles away from the crowds and bustling cities.CiaoFlorence’s Chianti Colours and Flavours tour takes you to the heart of the countryside with vineyards and olive trees in abundance; it’s the perfect place to try out crostini toscani and a glass of Chianti Classico, of course.ChiantiDuring the visit to a small rustic wine estate, we were shown around the cellar and the wine making process was explained to us. After this, we were seated in a room filled with statues that were made by the ancestors of the owners! This is where the wine tasting took place, paired with local specialties, it was an informative and delicious experience.Although it was raining, this didn’t stop us from enjoying the famous wine village of Greve in Chianti. With medieval buildings, charming artisan stores and an interesting triangular market square; Greve is an incredibly picturesque place.Another wine tasting together with regional products completed a thoroughly enjoyable day exploring this wonderful region.

Have you ever visited Chianti? Are you a fan of the wine? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Disclaimer: I was a guest of CiaoFlorence. However, as always, all opinions are my own. 



  1. October 22, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    Wow Gemma! What a cute wine village…even when it’s raining this small town has so much charm. What local products did you try out with the wine (olives, cheese, something sweet???) I ask because sometimes the food that accompanies the wine can give it just that “Oh So Good!” burst of flavour.

    • October 24, 2016 / 5:54 pm

      Hi Doris,

      Thanks for your lovely comment. We had some delicious olive oil, pecorino cheese and Tuscan sausage. Definitely great accompaniments to the wine.

      xo Gemma

  2. October 26, 2016 / 8:53 pm

    This place looks absolutely perfect even in the rain! Im going to have a massive Italy bucket list soon. So many cute town to visit and this is high on the list! Who doesnt love wine tasting

  3. October 27, 2016 / 2:07 am

    Such a perfect activity for a rainy day! Love wine tasting and what better place to do it?! Loved your photos and enjoyed reading about your experience.

  4. October 27, 2016 / 11:02 am

    It looks like a beautiful place. I have never done wine tasting as I don’t like wine, but it would be interesting to go and do a tour and see how it is made etc. Looks like a great area to visit 🙂

  5. October 27, 2016 / 11:56 am

    What a charming spot you’ve ended up in. This place looks like the perfect destination for a romantic holiday. And yes I’m all for drinking wine in Tuscany. Sign me up!

  6. October 27, 2016 / 3:28 pm

    Chianti Italy would be lovely, I can almost smell the Crostini, mmmm. I think I’d drink the whole bottle of wine 🙂 I love stopping by vineyards and learning about the process of making wine, tried it once myself but it was bitter. Very neat atmosphere, it would be a perfect place for a girls day out!

  7. October 27, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    Chanti is a great place for a visit like that! I’ve experienced wine tasting in Porto where we were shown around the most amazing wine cellars. I hope you had tons of fun doing the tasting.

  8. October 28, 2016 / 3:12 am

    I absolutely love wineries and tastings! The different ages combined with cheese and various tasting plates, not to mention the atmosphere and learning about the business is just wonderful. A truly relaxing day full of flavour and gorgeous landscapes!

  9. October 28, 2016 / 7:03 am

    This sounds like an incredible experience. I love Chianti wine, so I know I would love this tour. I think it’s great that you even got to visit a small rustic wine estate! I would love to do this one day.

  10. October 28, 2016 / 7:13 am

    I went wine tasting for the first time recently and was surprised by how little I knew about the process. I also did it on a rainy day! The perfect alternative to hitting the pub to escape the rain ?

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