Wine country tour suggestions

I am looking to take a day trip to Chianti when in Florence and a day trip to Brunello when in Siena does anyone have suggestions from guides or services they have uses in the past?
Thank you.

Posted by maggie
St Louis
403 posts

We did a day with Tours by Roberto out of Siena and it was fantastic. Roberto is both entertaining and VERY knowledgeable about Sienese history and culture (and wine).

Posted by Zoe
Toledo, Ohio, US
2522 posts

Rob, I know of a town called Brunello in Lombardy; the city for "Brunello di Montalcino" wine is Montalcino, in Tuscany (near Siena). Is this perhaps what you are looking for?

Posted by Faith
New York
16 posts

Slow days runs tours to vineyards and wineries from Florence. I don't know if they also do tours from Siena. We had a really good time with them last summer in the Chianti Classico region, visiting a small, family run winery. Their website here doesn't give so many details but they are definitely worth contacting to see if they can fit you in. The Brunello's are made in and around Montalcino. They don't seem to call the region 'Brunello' like the Chianti region is named 'Chianti' after the wine, but perhaps they should!

Posted by Angela
Snohomish, Washington, USA
8 posts

I just came back from Italy and had two wonderful wine tours with two different guides. The first was from Siena to 2 Brunello wineries. The tour guide was Franco Fadda (francofadda.com). We stopped at a cheese shop to pick up some delicious cheese for our first tasing and then Franco gave us a tour of the first winery. We tasted several wines, including the Brunello, and we ended up buying and having some shipped back. Stopped at a restaurant and had an AMAZING lunch! Next stop was another family run Brunello winery. It was a very fun day!! The second tour we did was a Chianti Wine Tour with Maurizio Bellini. http://www.mauriziobellini.com/maurizio_bellini_travel.htm
We did it as a transfer from Siena to Florence and stopped at San Gimignano and Greve'. We stopped at Casa Emma for the Chianti tasting. The wine was great and lunch was again AMAZING!! Mau is quite a character and loves to tell you the history of the area. Learned a lot! I would highly recommend both guides.