The arrival of autumn signifies vendemmia or grape harvest. Typically, September until mid-October is the perfect time for the wine lover to visit Italy. The countryside becomes animated with festivals and harvest celebrations. While we’re not sure what celebrations will continue this year, if you still plan to travel to Italy this fall why not consider taking a private or custom tour? To help you with your selection, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite wine tours.
Italianna Wine Tours (Piedmont)
Anna, founder of Italianna Wine Tours is AIS1 and WSET2 certified. Her company offers a variety of tours including: Barolo and Barbersco Wine Tours; Cooking Classes with a Local; Authentic Truffle Hunts; Vertical Wine Tastings and more.
Vitalia Tours (Tuscany)
If looking for an authentic travel experience, be sure to look into Vitalia Tours’ options in the Amalfi Coast, Chianti, Florence, Tuscany, Rome and Venice. Perfect for the season, why not try their “Fall Harvest Festival Tour in Tuscany”? Discover boutique wineries and of course, the regional cuisine: perfect pairing flavors of fall!
Bocale Vini (Umbria)
Bocale is a winery built on the old passion for wine passed down through generations. The Valentini family produces Montefalco Rosso and Montefalco Sagrantino: authentic expressions of an innovation in the tradition where the fruits of nature are mixed with the perfection and simplicity of human gestures. Book a tour or tasting experience, or purchase a voucher to give as a gift.
Tolaini Estate (Tuscany)
Tolaini Estate is a winery that combines ancient elements with modern winemaking and proudly practice sustainable farming. Their team is ready and waiting for you so that they can reveal every aspect of their tradition and thrilling stories of history, bonds and territory. Tours begin on October 15th.
Sicily Wine Tours
Get to your wine tour in style with Chauffeurs in Italy that offer a variety of wine experiences such as the Garibaldi Wine Tour. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Palermo and take your first to the famous salt pans of Marsala and Trapani. Next, enjoy a special seafood lunch followed by a tour of the Florio cellars where the history of Marsala wine began.
Bolgheri Wine Tours (Tuscany)
Bolgheri Wine Tours offers half and full day wine tours in Tuscany. All tours are private and customizable. Options include visits to two wineries with snacks; or upgrade to include lunch too; or If interested in going “off the beaten path”, be sure to choose that option.
Scarlet & Hues (Piedmont)
Scarlet & Hues offers boutique wine tasting experiences. Founders Abigail and Chloe are committed to sharing a love for Italian culture and tradition. Guests enjoy a detailed visit to two wineries including a cellar and/or vineyard tour in each. Both visits include 3 – 6 wines served with local delicacies. Tours are guided by a family owner or expert staff with wine knowledge and historical stories to tell.
Recommended by Evelyn @collinemontagne
Cantine Povero (Asti)
Cantine Povero is located on the slopes of the medieval castle that surmounts the hill of Cisterna d’Asti. They will take you through the rows of grapevines that surround it. In our elegant tasting room, you will taste our wines among the oak barrels and the ancient work-tools of Nonno Tumlin.
Agriturismo Cà Colomba Franco Giacinto (Asti)
Agriturismo Cà Colomba Franco Giacinto is a wine estate, agriturismo and offers tours. What better way to learn more about their wine than staying there a few days?
Prackfol (South Tyrol)
Prackfol is a wine farm and winery located on the “sunny side of the Alps”. The Planer family welcomes you for a fun and relaxing farm holiday in the Sciliar-Catinaccio nature park.
The last three tours were recommended by our follower @twocreativetravelers