Private Guided Winery Tour at Ruffino
In the morning you will be welcomed at Tenuta Poggio Casciano, Ruffino’s flagship winery. During the guided tour you will visit the wine
cellar, the vineyards, the beautiful gardens and learn about the history of winemaking in this area.
Founded in 1877, this winery is one of the oldest in Tuscany. The wines produced here have earned many prestigious awards, both past and
present, and were even appointed as the official supplier to the Royal House. Soon after, the label Ruffino was known all around the world,
not least because it was the first Chianti wine to be exported to the United States.
During the years of Prohibition, Ruffino wine continued to be shipped to the United States as an “anti-stress medicine.” In the height of La
Dolce Vita years – the 1950s and 1960s – this winery and wine were the epitome of celebrity glamour. Sophia Loren, Vittorio De Sica and
Marcello Mastroianni were all photographed with Ruffino’s iconic “fiasco” bottles in hand.
Chianti DOCG and Supertuscans: a comparison of stories, myths and different wine styles. This unique tour takes you through the vineyards at
Ruffino’s Poggio Casciano estate, up to the winery and down through the impressive ageing tunnel.
The special focus is on the winemaking
differences between two of Tuscany’s most prized styles: DOCG and Super Tuscans.
Once you have learned what sets them apart, it will be time to taste! This experience includes a tasting of two DOCG labels and two Super
Tuscan labels alongside their extra virgin olive oil and a selection of local meats and cheeses.