Title: Wine Tasting at Small, Family-Run Wineries
Category: Cultural Experiences on Our Soriano Vacations
Author: Daniele Pintaudi Updated: Jan 30, 2019 Views: 4,870
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Wine Tasting at Small, Family-Run Wineries

Our winery visits are not simple tours and tastings. They are about the people behind the wine. We get to know the wine makers and what makes them tick.

We seek out some of the most wonderful wineries in Italy for wine tasting. For us, the vineyards we choose are as much about the wines produced as they are about the winemakers themselves.

We tend to avoid the large corporate wineries (unless you choose to do so on a custom tour), instead, we choose smaller, family-run operations where we have the opportunity to spend time with the owners and winemakers themselves.

We get to know the people because, for us, the people that make the wine are a huge part of the story. After all, you may have a greater appreciation for a certain wine if you have visited the place it is produced, but you will have an infinitely greater appreciation when you can say you have broken bread with the person that is behind the wine.

Our guests will go home having visited the wineries, tasted the wine, and they will have befriended the people behind it. Our guests uncork that bottle with their friends back home and tell stories about Leonardo, and why he chose that particular blend. They tell stories about the lunch they had with Fiorella, and how she made her name in the male-dominated world of Brunello wines in Montalcino, Tuscany.

We further strike a balance between the big names you probably know already, like Brunello, Vino Nobile, and Marsala and the amazing unknown wines that most foreigners have never heard of like Sagrantino, Forcone, and Ruffiano.

You will go home, having not only had some of Italy's most prestigious wines, but you will bring home new discoveries to share.... new friendships to cherish... Incredible experiences that form lifelong memories.

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