Florence, Italy is a town well known for its renaissance history, delicious food… and amazing wine. That’s why we created this simple go-to guide to help you find wine tours near Florence! Whether you’re traveling to Florence for a weekend, a month, or a day, always make sure you fit in a glass of good red wine.
In Florence, you will learn about the fascinating process of wine production and taste a unique drink from Tuscany – all while enjoying magical views over luscious vineyards! What else you could you ask for?
Most Popular Tuscan Areas for Wine Tasting
The Chianti area encompasses the provinces of Florence, Sienna, and Arezzo. The Chianti Classico area spans between Siena and Florence. The difference in the wine varieties that originate from these areas lies in their grapes. While Chianti is a mixture of Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, the Chianti Classico is a purer wine with 100% Sangiovese grapes.
The Val D’Orcia area is in the south of Tuscany, and that’s where the well-known Brunello di Montalcino is produced. Brunello di Montalcino is with 100% Sangiovese grapes. In between tastings, you can stop in Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, Cortona, and more little towns.
Where Can I Do a Wine Tasting?
If you’re staying in Florence and don’t want to leave the city center, you can enjoy some good wine at a local ‘enoteca’. Also, you can book a wine tasting at a winery or a restaurant that offers it. If you’re happy to leave the center, you can rent a car and drive around Tuscany to a winery or farm in the countryside.
If you prefer an organized tour, you can book a trip with a tour operator and join a guided tour. Below you can find a list of wine tasting tours:
- Essence of Tuscany – Wine and Virgin Olive Oil Tastings in San Gimignano
- Tuscany Wine and Olive Oil Trail with a Small Group
- Tuscan Cooking and Organic Wine Tasting in Front of San Gimignano Towers
- Brunello di Montalcino – Tasting of 3/4/5 Bio Wines and Lunch visits to vineyards and cellars and lunch with tasting;
- Tuscan Wine Tours by Grape Tours
- Italy and Wine Private wine tours;
- Tuscany Tour Time Wine tastings along with cheese, chocolate and truffle tastings.
Just a Good Cup of Wine in Florence
However, if you don’t have time for a whole tour, you can discover Tuscan wines in some of the best wineries in Central Florence:
- Piazza Del Vino (Coverciano area)
- Enoteca Alessi (Via delle Oche)
- Il Santo Bevitore (Santo Spirito area)
- Fuori Porta (San Niccolò area)
- La Divina Enoteca (San Lorenzo Market area)
- Coquinarius (Via delle Oche / Fiesole)
- Le Volpi e l’Uva (Piazza dei Rossi)
- Gusta Vino (Piazza Signoria)
- Signor Vino (Ponte Vecchio area)
Photo Credit: Val D’Orcia at Dusk (Photo by Katarzyna Grabowska), Wine Canteen (Photo by Tatiana Rodriguez), Cheers (Photo from Unsplash)