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Harvest Grapes with Stomping & Hands-on Tour
1 DAY HARVEST TENUTA TORCIANO EXPERIENCE

INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE HARVEST VINEYARD AND WINERY FIELD TRIPS DURING THE COURSE. – GET INVOLVED AND LEARN HANDS-ON DURING HARVEST.

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Harvest Experience
WITH STOMPING

This day, hands-on experience, will see you getting down and dirty during Harvest, and includes visits to both vineyards and cellars. You’ll engage directly with our winemaker and glean through personal interactions what their own approach to making great wine entails, as well as how to respond to the nuances of each Harvest and what Mother Nature dishes up.

 

A “vendemmia” (Italian for grape harvest) is one of the most fascinating experiences you can enjoy in Tuscany during the harvest season. It is a wonderful way to learn a lot about the local wine & food traditions but also about the local culture.

 

Those who tried it report that the atmosphere in a working winery is something definitely unique! You can participate to a vendemmia on a charming wine estate and taste some excellent local wines served with lunch.

 

If you visit Tuscany right at the beginning of the harvesting season you may coincide with the grape stomping. This is a habit in one of our wineries in the very first day of the vendemmia to facilitate the fermentation of the grape juice. Hopefully you will coincide with it!

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Grapes & Vineyards
Ageing of the Grapes

Nothing is sadder for a farmer than to watch his grapes spoil on the vine - and though some wines call for grapes that have aged (on or off the vine) to produce the prized vin santo or other liqueur wines, the major part of the harvest is destined for a normal or reserve wine to be shared among friends.

 

The actual harvest requires very little in the way of tools: a sharp pair of garden shears or a small knife with a hooked point, a small to medium sized wicker basket, a few larger bins or large wooden poles, a customized grinder and of course, large stainless steel vats.

 

Contrary to popular belief the picked grapes are no longer “stomped” - even if the image is folkloristic the truth is, it is not very hygenic. However, the large lunch and comradery that are also associated with these events is still very much in vogue! After a morning of harvesting, pummeling, pouring and turning there is sure to be an invitation to sit down to a table that overflows with the colors and flavours of the season!

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What You Can Expect:

- Demonstrations by Torciano wine's experts from vineyards and cellars will give you a lot of information about the plants and the cultivation of the vines as well as the weather conditions of the seasons and how they affect the fruits, and explain and walk you through the winemaking processes, touching upon all the senses—from the facets of touching (the physical actions involved) to the smelling and tasting tactics required to produce outstanding wines.

- Direct involvement in making wine. You can get your scissors and your crates and start collecting grapes assisted by your expert and when possible, with other winemakers around.
- Time to indulge in well-deserved breaks for daily gourmet lunches directly in our vineyards.

- Time to indulge in well-deserved breaks for daily gourmet lunches directly in our vineyards.

- Winemaker-guided field trips to vineyards and our wineries in full harvest mode, where you’ll also experience firsthand the transformation of grapes (that you will just have harvested) into the beginnings of a wine. You will see all the machinery involved in the process, to understand the wine-making process in detail. From the destemming to the fermentation casks you will learn in detail how the grape juice is transformed into wine.

- Exposure to and wine tasting from top Torciano wines while those grapes are being crushed, pressed and fermented.

- Meet owners and wine instructors who are typically not available, particularly during harvest, and taste wines that they reserve for their top clients while gleaning insights and explanations of their process that few are privy to.

- A winemaker dinner in the vineyards winery settings where you’ll socializing, network and revel in the day’s experiences.

An Educational Journey Our instructors will teach you how to taste wine just like the professionals, which will give you a sense of confidence and impart the vocabulary to up your tasting game. You’ll dive deep into an Instructor-led “Understanding Tuscan Wines ” course that covers all of the valley’s Tuscan Viticultural Areas . At the end of this riveting day, you’ll possess a new appreciation of all the passion, the artistry and the processes that go into producing the very best wines of Tenuta Torciano winery.

Classes and Costs Classes are taught at our winery Tenuta Torciano in San Gimignano , Tuscany, Italy and lessons extend beyond the wine room to field study trips where you’ll find yourself in vineyards learning about viticulture, then in wineries and working cellars where you’ll learn winemaking first-hand.

The Harvest Experience is priced € 250.00 per person and includes:

  • All wines tasted

  • Visit of vineyards and field trip visits

  • Harvest lesson with winemaker and stamping grapes

  • Visit of wineries

  • A gourmet lunch and full wine tasting in the vineyard

  • Lessons from top instructors (our staff includes Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, winemakers, Italian Wine Professionals)

Other Informations:

  • Availability: Harvest Time, by booking only

  • Time: from 9.00am to 8.00pm - The event will last around 2 and half hours

  • Booking Notes: In case of intolerance or allergies, alert the staff during the booking and before the tasting.

  • Experience Notes: Please dress appropriately for the experience. You will be going on hilly grounds with vineyards.

  • People: Minimum of 2 people

 

The Tuscan Lunch will follow this Menu:

  • Appetizers: Tuscan cheeses and salami, Bruschetta and snack

  • First Course: Truffle lasagna or Tuscan ribollita soup

  • Second Course: Roasted meat with roast vegetables

  • Dessert: Cantuccini with dessert wine

 

Available on request, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free menu.

This menù may vary according to seasonability and by the choices of the chef.

 

 

List of Products you will taste during the event:

  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
  • Chianti DOCG
  • Chianti Classico DOCG
  • Morellino di Scansano DOCG
  • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
  • Super Tuscan “Baldassarre” cabernet, merlot, sangiovese
  • Super Tuscan “Cavaliere” sangiovese & merlot
  • Super Tuscan “Bartolomeo” sangiovese & cabernet
  • Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG
  • Bolgheri DOC
  • Rosè
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Truffle olive oil
  • Pepper olive oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar Gold Reserve

 

Package Price: 

€ 250.00 San Gimignano

€ 350.00 Scansano 

€ 500.00 Montalcino

 

* Visit of the wine cellar, barrels and barriques is done from 9:00am to 11:00am. * Visita alla cantina, alle botti e alle barriques è possibile solo dalle 9:00 fino alle 11:00.

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Keep in touch with Tenuta Torciano!

 

Tenuta Torciano
Via Crocetta 18, Loc. Ulignano 53037 San Gimignano (Siena), Tuscany, Italy

Tenuta Torciano
Via Crocetta 18, Loc. Ulignano 53037 San Gimignano (Siena), Toscana, Italia

Tenuta Torciano Az. Agricola di Giachi Pierluigi - P.IVA: 00375840527