Bolgheri is the ultimate wine tour destination for Super Tuscan wine lovers. This is where the Tuscan wine revolution began in the late 1960s and early ’70s with winery pioneers like Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia leading the way towards a more open-minded and ultra-high-quality approach to winemaking in the region. Today the Bolgheri wine appellation (Bolgheri DOC, which encompasses wineries in both the village of Bolgheri as well as the adjacent wine hamlet of Castagneto Carducci) is synonymous with fine wine. Virtually all of the cellars here are exceptional and making award-winning collectible wines. Big names, of course, include Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia, Guado al Tasso, Ornellaia, and Angelo Gaja´s Ca` Marcanda, and smaller cult wine cellars include Michele Satta, Le Macchiole, Podere Sapaio, Grattamacco, and Poggio al Tesoro. The area is beautiful with medieval hamlets and lush countryside, lined with cypress trees and olive groves. The weather is also fabulous due to its proximity to the coast in Southern Tuscany.
We have designed this unique day excursion in the Bolgheri wine country for guests arriving at Livorno by cruise or staying in Pisa, as it is an easy one hour drive from each. You will enjoy VIP winery visits and vineyard tours at two acclaimed estates, followed by an outstanding lunch at the mythical Tenuta San Guido/Sassicaia estate restaurant. Lunch will be a relaxing affair with various courses paired with fine Sassicaia wines. If you are looking for luxurious food and wine day out in the Bolgheri wine country, contact us for more information on this tour!
Bolgheri Wine Tours Highlights:
- Private Wine Tours in Bolgheri & Castagneto Carducci
- Boutique Cellars
- Michelin Starred Gourmet Lunch
- Luxury Chauffeured Mercedes
Below is a suggested Itinerary for your private Bolgheri Wine Tours
Bolgheri Wine Tours
- Lunch with wines
- Private Chauffeured Mercedes
This morning your elegant driver and luxurious Mercedes will collect you at your cruise or hotel and will sweep you away to the wine roads of the “Etruscan Coast.” Drive south for one hour to the medieval village of Bolgheri, crowned with a fairy tale castle. Your first VIP winery visit today is at Le Macchiole, a prestigious and stunning estate. Enjoy a private tour of the property and follow with a tasting of flagship wines such as the Merlot-based Messorio, the Cabernet Franc-based Paleoand the single-vineyard Syrah Scrio. Le Macchiole’s is indeed considered to be one of the best wines in the entire Bolgheri region. You will receive a gift bottle to take back with you.
Enjoy a stellar Tuscan lunch at the Sassicaia wine estate Tenuta San Guido, fabulous. Buon appetito! Carry on to your next wine tour of the day, at the mythical Ornellaia Estate. You will receive a VIP private visit, and enjoy a vineyard walk and cellar tour before a phenomenal wine tasting.
Finally, concluding an extraordinary day of wine tasting and gourmet dining, your driver will transfer you back to Livorno or Pisa and drop you back to your cruise or hotel. We hope you enjoyed this unforgettable wine tour of Bolgheri in Northern Maremma!