Tuscan wine paradise
Trip Start Dec 14, 2007
188Trip End Mar 16, 2009
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REH: I thoroughly enjoyed the tour through the Chianti Classico wine region and all we could talk about was how we were going to arrange a more dedicated trip in the future, hopefully with some friends or family to further explore this amazing wine region. Considering Italy is the second largest wine producing country after France we only tasted the tip on the iceberg and to do this countries wines justice we would need much more time. What I loved most about this tour was the amazing old world scenery where rolling green hills covered with vineyards and olive orchards are occasionally dotted with beautiful old Tuscan styled homes and chapel steeples. It gives you the impression that you have travelled back in time to an ancient romantic wine loving country.
Part of our wine tour took us to a little village in the heart of the Chianti country called Greve where we had a lovely little lunch accompanied with wine from the region after which we took a walk through an enormous vinotech. A vinotech is basically a wine shop that allows you to sample some of the wines for sale via vending machine type dispensers. The variety of wine on offer was incredible and you could easily have spent an entire just in this store trying wines. I would strongly suggest anyone visiting Greve should spend a few hours and euros here.
All I can add at this stage was that the day was an extravagant treat and we will definitely be back in the future for a more thorough exploration of this beautiful part of the world, and of course to taste as much of their lovely wine as possible.