Guided winery tours in Tuscany - Chianti Classico, Brunello, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano wine tasting
























Angela :: your Tuscany Wine Tour Guide

Hello, I'm Angela Saltafuori from Florence. I am a licensed wine tour guide ready to accompany you on enjoyable and interesting day trips during your visit to Tuscany. I offer both private and shared Tuscany wine tours.



Corso per Sommelier (3° livello)
Provincia di Firenze





New for 2017

Take a wine tour to the Machiavelli family villa and visit the gardens and interior of the villa.

Tuscan wine tour

This sight is a magnificent private Tuscan villa with a famous italianate garden that can be visited exclusively as part of a wine tour offered by Angela Saltafuori. More about the wine tour of the Machiavelli family's Chianti villa.



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One day Chianti Castles and Vineyards Special Tour

This wine-tasting tour focuses on Chianti castles (actually, fortified renaissance villas) that are famous for their vineyards and for the quality of their wines. We will concentrate on the Chianti Classico DOCG area which is a roughly oval-shaped territory lying between Florence and Siena, in the middle of the much larger Chianti zone.

We will travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minibus driven by Angela, your licesnsed sommelier wine tour guide, who takes care of all the details - you don't have to concern yourselves with opening hours, road signs, traffic fines etc.

Angela provides a continuous commentary regarding how Chianti Classico wine is made, the characteristics of sangiovese, the principal Tuscan grape, as well as the characteristics of the soil of this region. If in season, you will have the opportunity to taste sangiovese grapes straight off the vine.

Some of the Chianti castles have mediaeval cellars, as well as frescoed rooms. Angela always tries to include at least one such castle in the tour.

We normally lunch at the castle or in a charming country restaurant nearby.

After lunch, we pay a visit to Greve in Chianti, the market town of Chianti Classico,  or to Montefioralle, an 11th century fortified village.

Later in the afternoon, we visit a second castle for a further wine tasting.

Click this link for full details and prices of the Chianti Castles and Vineyards full-day, private wine tour.


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Chianti Classico (light lunch at a winery included)

Pickup is at 9.30 am from a convenient point in Florence. If you have a group staying in the country near Florence, please ask if we can arrange to collect you at or near your accommodation. The tour ends with drop off at about 5.30-6.00 pm.

Florence (from your accommodation) ----> first Chianti vineyard (cellar tour, wine tasting, olive oil tasting) ----> second Chianti vineyard (light lunch together with wine tasting) ----> visit the mediaeval village of Montefioralle - time-permitting, a walk around the shops in the piazza of Greve in Chianti ----> back to your accommodation.

Throughout this tour we will be passing through the beautiful landcape of Tuscany, with its attractive farm houses, villas and castles.

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Montalcino - Brunello (light lunch at a winery included)

Pickup is at 9.30 am from a convenient point in Florence and/or Sienna. If you have a group staying in the country near Florence, please ask if we can arrange to collect you at or near your accommodation. The tour ends with drop off at about 5.30-6.00 pm.

Florence (from your accommodation) ----> first Brunello vineyard (cellar tour, wine tasting, olive oil tasting) ----> second Brunello vineyard (light lunch together with wine tasting) ----> visit Montalcino ----> visit the Abbey of Sant'Antimo (listen to Gregorian chant if possible) ----> return to your accommodation.

The landscape of this tour is characterised by "crete" (clay) geomorphology so famous in Tuscany south of Siena.

Click this link for full details and prices of the Montalcino and Brunello wine full-day, private tour.


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San Gimignano sightseeing and wines (trattoria lunch included)

Pickup is at 9.30 am from a convenient point in Florence. If you have a group staying in the country near Florence, please ask if we can arrange to collect you at or near your accommodation. The tour ends with drop off at about 5.30-6.00 pm.

Florence (from your accommodation) ----> Superstrada and state highway to San Gimiganano ----> walking tour including the Romanesque Collegiata with its very fine frescoes, the Palazzo del Popolo with its picture gallery, the church of S.Agostino with its frescoed choir and fine high altar ----> lunch at a typical "trattoria" in San Gimignano or at a winery ----> to a vineyard to learn about and taste local wines including the Vernaccia di San Gimignano ----> return to your accommodation.

Click this link for full details and prices of the San Gimignano wine and sightseeing tour.

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Bolgheri and the Super Tuscans (trattoria lunch included)

Pickup is at 8.30 am from a convenient point in Florence and/or Sienna. If you have a group staying in the country near Florence, please ask if we can arrange to collect you at or near your accommodation. The tour ends with drop off at about 6.30-7.00 pm.

Florence (from your accommodation) ----> first vineyard visit (cellar tour, wine tasting) ----> light lunch in a very special country trattoria ----> second vineyard visit (cellar tour, wine tasting) ----> brief visit to the village of Bolgheri. Which vineyards we visit depends on the vineyard schedules (for example, we can visit Sassicaia on Tuesdays).

This tour takes you to the Super Tuscan wine zone some two and a half hours from Florence, near the "Etruscan Coast". The small town of Bolgheri is surrounded by vineyards planted with the non-typical grape varieties that are the basis of the Super Tuscan wines.

Click this link for full details and prices of the Bolgheri "Super-Tuscan" wineries tour.





My other private itineraries include:

● town and country tours - Sienna, San Gimignano, Volterra, Monteriggioni, Colle Val d'Elsa

abbeys of Tuscany - San Miniato al Monte, Badia a Passignano, Badia a Coltibuono

and of course I am happy to take you on a custom tour matching your wishes.

Villa Vignamaggio

My services for your tour include:

● providing a comfortable minibus for 2 to 8 people

● providing all the appointments for winery visits and wine tasting

● providing all the reservations and tickets for museums, abbeys and other sites




To have me arrange your tour, all you need to do is:

● let me know how many of you there are, where you will be staying and what your preferred dates are

● give me an idea of the main focus of your tour (wine tasting, art and architecture, country life etc)

● select one of my itineraries or tell me what you would like to see.

You can contact me at: or
use the reservation and information request form at Tuscan Wine Tours.


Happy customers - pictures and recommendations








Michele Scola
I attended a workshop in Florence in July and although I loved the city and all that it had to offer, I was ready - after eight days - to get away from the heat and crowds. Sara, the concierge at the Hotel Albion, recommended Angela to myself and two other guests who were interested in getting out to wine country for a view of the country and a taste of some delicious local wines. Angela was the perfect host for this adventure. Knowledgeable and friendly, she put us at ease immediately. We traveled in comfort as she took us to three different wineries in the Chianti region. The countryside was gorgeous and it was so nice to learn about the region from our lovely guide as we traveled. The vineyards were wonderful, the wines - delectable - and the company - so pleasant. We were never rushed. I am an amateur photographer and Angela was terrific about letting me stop whenever I wanted to, as well as pointing out beautiful scenic spots for indulging my hobby. We were offered options, visited a couple of beautiful Medieval villages, stopped for lunch and just thoroughly enjoyed our day. All under the watchful and helpful guidance of our personal Tuscan tour guide. I highly recommend Angela. My day in the country with her was truly one of the highlights of my visit to Italy. Because I split the fee with two other guests from the hotel - I felt that my day in Chianti country was a true bargain. I am looking forward to returning to the region. There is so much to see and do, and I will definitely use Angela again as a guide, perhaps next time for a different tour.

All the best~ Michele


Karen and Joe Barnes

My husband Joe and I were so fortunate to have Angela as our driver during our stay in the Tuscan region. This was our 10 year anniversary Italy trip. We discovered on Day 1, in the first hour driving ourselves, (even with a map), how much time we had lost by not having someone guide us through the Tuscan Region. After arriving to our Bed and Breakfast farmhome in the town of Tavernelle, we asked our host Patrizia, co-owner of the lovely B & B Soviliagno Farm, to take us to Castles and Vineyards (winetasting) for our true "Tuscan Experience". The next day, Angela escorted us to some of the most beautiful, off the beaten path locations. We were able then to allow ourselves to really visit the region as a local, and completely immerse our time by discovering the beauty of flavor(s) and sights,and then Angela herself added her value by offering her caring, charming personality. With this, naturally you and your party truly can appreciate the countryside in front of you. I sincerely say this was the best part of our trip, because we were at home with locals that cared about us as guests, and as family in a way. As a new tourist to the area, you can waste lots of precious time and good energy by driving on your own. Do yourself a favor and have Angela guide you, you will not go wrong! Sincerely speaking, our best time in Italy was at the farmhouse, and with "Angela the Tuscan Driver", who provided us with same feeling as the notorious "Under the Tuscan Sun" adventure ....Reasonably priced with a Value Add that cannot be questioned!!!!

Ranking: ***** Five Stars Service.

Feel free to call/write Karen and Joe Barnes for questions at:

1-480-345-8488

Take care and Caio!




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