This tour allows you to experience this very special time of year and participate in some of the festivities for yourself. It presents a unique opportunity to witness rural Tuscan life as it really is.
The harvest time has long been a time of festivity during which rural families celebrate the end of a long season of toil, sacrifices, and hard work and reap the rewards of their efforts. The wine making formally commences, and the spirit of joyous revelry can be observed throughout the countryside. Those iconic images of local Italian girls with their skirts hitched up as they trample the season’s grapes have become synonymous with this time of year and have featured in many cult Italian movies. Venture into the countryside during this time of year, and you’ll see men carrying large quantities of grapes in large baskets. The grapes are poured into tanks, and their juices are extracted in the first step of the winemaking process. Every busy day ends with delicious meals shared around a communal table, often in the open air. This tour allows you to experience this very special time of year and participate in some of the festivities for yourself. It presents a unique opportunity to witness rural Tuscan life as it really is. This private tour for couples and small groups includes a visit to a vineyard with wine tasting experience. Depending on the time of year, you can either join in the grape-picking process or press the grapes along with the local farmers. Take part in these fantastic ancient traditions and enjoy a true taste of Tuscany.