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Wine Tasting in Castello di Poppiano

Castello di Poppiano is perched on the cascading hills of Tuscany in a small town called Montespertoli. Only a short drive from Florence, it belongs to the Guicciardini family who have housed many Florentine masterpieces since the times of World War II.

Wine Tasting in Castello di Poppiano

I took a bike tour with Tuscany Bike Tours to visit Castello di Poppiano. We drove from their office in Florence and in 40 minutes were around the lush green vineyards, ready for a wine tasting and a visit to the castle.

Poppiano has their own production of olive oil and wine since the 15th century. There also offer several varieties to taste and purchase. Its a quiet part of Tuscany, the castle is quite small but beautiful. Make sure to climb to the top of the castle to see the views. Those tall gorgeous cypress trees are stunning.  The bike ride started in the Tuscan hills followed by lunch!

Although I am not fond of riding the bike, I asked them whether I could travel in the van. It was such a fun experience to travel with my guide Lorenzo. He shared so many stories of his time in Tuscany that I will always cherish them!

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How to Reach:

Best way to reach this castle is to hire a car or take a tour with Tuscany Bike Tours as I did. This is not a sponsored post. I really enjoyed my time with them.

Also read about my experience of wine tasting in an ancient Roman cistern!!

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29 Comments

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  • Priyanka Mahajan
    November 22, 2016 at 9:00 am

    looks like a day well spent for wine lover 🙂

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  • afarawayhome
    November 14, 2016 at 4:37 am

    … but how was the wine?!

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    • Ishita
      November 14, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      It was very good too. All in all a great experience.

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  • MyBookJacket
    November 6, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    This looks absolutely beautiful as always. I really have to practice holding my alcohol if I want to do this.

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    • Ishita
      November 6, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      Haha. You will n its fun 😉 thank you!

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  • Lyn
    November 6, 2016 at 12:53 am

    Looks like a perfect day. Your photos are lovely

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    • Ishita
      November 6, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      Grazie Lyn :* special day

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    • Ishita
      November 7, 2016 at 9:16 am

      Lyn you might have missed the Books on Italy post. I’d like you to read it 🙂 published it last week

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      • Lyn
        November 7, 2016 at 10:18 am

        Thanks Ishita. I am travelling at present so will read it when I can.

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        • Ishita
          November 7, 2016 at 11:31 am

          Lovely cara. Buon viaggio!

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  • Ticker Eats The World
    November 5, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    🍷😍

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  • Tanja
    November 5, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    nice!

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  • ravenhawks magazine
    November 5, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Reblogged this on ravenhawks' magazine and commented:
    beautiful views thank you for sharing.

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    • Ishita
      November 5, 2016 at 10:59 am

      Always welcome <3

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  • The Wayfarer
    November 4, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Never been wine-tasting in Tuscany, but we did do this cooking class just outside Florence where we learned to make pasta. Then the lady who owned the house cooked the rest of the meal, and of course there was lots of wine! I would love to go back and just float from winery to winery.

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    • Ishita
      July 13, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      I dont know how I missed reverting to you!! which place did you take the cooking class?? Me too 😉

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      • The Wayfarer
        July 13, 2017 at 4:49 pm

        I don’t remember the name of the company; my parents booked the whole thing!

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  • foodinbooks
    November 4, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    How wonderful! this is on my list of places to visit when I return to Italy in the next couple of years.

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    • Ishita
      November 4, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      It’s always fun to share where you have been and see others go on your recommendation 🙂

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  • karenincalabria
    November 4, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Beautiful, but I don’t see the pool.

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    • Ishita
      November 4, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      Look closely toward the right side further

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      • karenincalabria
        November 4, 2016 at 9:51 pm

        That looks like a pond.

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        • Ishita
          November 4, 2016 at 9:56 pm

          But it isn’t one 😉 its quite huge if you look closely

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  • Joyce Poggi Hager
    November 4, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Gorgeous. Was there two years ago and would love to return.

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    • Ishita
      November 4, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      Wonderful Joyce. Tuscany has a special charm no matter how touristy certain areas are

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  • Darlene
    November 4, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Looks so wonderful. I have not been to Tuscany yet but I can see why you love it.

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    • Ishita
      November 4, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      Someday soon for you, I hope!

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