- 4 hours
We will then head to a private estate, located in the heart of the surrounding countryside, surveying the grounds where the local wine grapes are grown and the ancient cellars where the wine is stored. After a guided tour of the ancient cellars and gardens, you will taste several wines of small production, along with extra virgin olive oil, Tuscan cheeses, and cold cuts. You will have the possibility to try Tuscany's historical dessert wine, the Vin Santo. If we are lucky enough to visit during the season (around November), we may also get to witness the process of olive oil production and visit the estate's frantoio, the traditional press used for making olive oil.
Adrienne has an educational background in art history and cultural management, and she obtained her MA from the University of Budapest. A postgraduate scholarship took her to Indonesia where she wrote her thesis on Eastern and Western cultural interactions. After graduating she started a career in the art world working for museums, art galleries, and a well-known auction houses in London, Venice, and Budapest. In this environment the relationship between art and wine was always in focus. While she was involved in wine auctions, she started her formal study of wine and completed a course with Christie’s Education. She now divides her time between Florence and Budapest. Tuscany is an incredibly inspiring place for her, as she dedicates her career and passion to art, wine, and gastronomy. Currently she is organizing and leading cultural and oenological tours in Tuscany and further afield.
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