Castello di Poppiano is perched on the cascading hills of Tuscany in a small town called Montespertoli. The castle, only a short drive from Florence, belongs to the Guicciardini family. After having housed many Florentine masterpieces since the times of World War II, this family is now taking care of the castle and it’s grounds since decades. I was in the area in 2013 and took a tour of wine tasting in Castello di Poppiano with Tuscany Bike Tours.
Wine Tasting in Castello di Poppiano
The area of Tuscany called Chianti Colli Fiorentini is where the gorgeous castle is situated. Poppiano offers traditional Tuscan wines that are made between the Virginio and Pesa valley of this area. Castello Poppiano also has it’s own production of olive oil since the 15th century. There are several varieties to taste and purchase.
From the office of Tuscany Bike Tours in Florence, it was a 40 minute drive to the lush green vineyards and striking castle. The bike tour offered a wine tasting and lunch along with a visit to the inside of the castle. It was totally worth the cost of €80! (please check website for current prices)
Although I am not fond of riding the bike, I was given the option to travel in the van with my fun guide Lorenzo. He shared many stories and anecdotes of Tuscany that I will always cherish!
Following are some photos from my tour:
Located in this quiet part of Tuscany, the Poppiano castle is tiny but beautiful. The best part if climbing the top of the castle to see the gorgeous views of the Tuscan countryside. The tall gorgeous cypress trees just make everything dreamy! I highly recommend visiting this part of Tuscany.
How to Reach Castello Poppiano:
The best way to reach this castle is to hire a car or take a tour. From Florence, take a right turn from the village of San Quirico and the castle is only 1.5 kms!
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Priyanka MahajanNovember 22, 2016 at 9:00 am
looks like a day well spent for wine lover 🙂
IshitaJuly 13, 2017 at 12:37 pm
afarawayhomeNovember 14, 2016 at 4:37 am
… but how was the wine?!
IshitaNovember 14, 2016 at 3:43 pm
It was very good too. All in all a great experience.
MyBookJacketNovember 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.
IshitaNovember 6, 2016 at 3:22 pm
Haha. You will n its fun 😉 thank you!
LynNovember 6, 2016 at 12:53 am
Looks like a perfect day. Your photos are lovely
IshitaNovember 6, 2016 at 3:20 pm
Grazie Lyn :* special day
IshitaNovember 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
LynNovember 7, 2016 at 10:18 am
Thanks Ishita. I am travelling at present so will read it when I can.
IshitaNovember 7, 2016 at 11:31 am
Lovely cara. Buon viaggio!
Ticker Eats The WorldNovember 5, 2016 at 9:26 pm
TanjaNovember 5, 2016 at 3:09 pm
ravenhawks magazineNovember 5, 2016 at 8:22 am
Reblogged this on ravenhawks' magazine and commented:
beautiful views thank you for sharing.
IshitaNovember 5, 2016 at 10:59 am
Always welcome <3
The WayfarerNovember 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.
IshitaJuly 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 😉
The WayfarerJuly 13, 2017 at 4:49 pm
I don’t remember the name of the company; my parents booked the whole thing!
foodinbooksNovember 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.
IshitaNovember 4, 2016 at 11:17 pm
It’s always fun to share where you have been and see others go on your recommendation 🙂
karenincalabriaNovember 4, 2016 at 9:48 pm
Beautiful, but I don’t see the pool.
IshitaNovember 4, 2016 at 9:49 pm
Look closely toward the right side further
karenincalabriaNovember 4, 2016 at 9:51 pm
That looks like a pond.
IshitaNovember 4, 2016 at 9:56 pm
But it isn’t one 😉 its quite huge if you look closely
Joyce Poggi HagerNovember 4, 2016 at 9:25 pm
Gorgeous. Was there two years ago and would love to return.
IshitaNovember 4, 2016 at 9:48 pm
Wonderful Joyce. Tuscany has a special charm no matter how touristy certain areas are
DarleneNovember 4, 2016 at 9:18 pm
Looks so wonderful. I have not been to Tuscany yet but I can see why you love it.
IshitaNovember 4, 2016 at 9:48 pm
Someday soon for you, I hope!