Entering into the wine cellars of Cantina Antinori in Chianti Classico means to become a participant in the adventure which winds you through six centuries of history of the Antinori family and their passion in producing wine. The visitor is accompanied by the guides along a route which is, at the same time, historical and emotional, technical and architectural, culminating in a tasting of our wines. To visit the wine cellars, it is possible to choose between two routes which, from the vineyards to the bottle, explains the art of producing wine at Antinori: the Barricaia (Barrique) cellar tour and the Bottaia (traditional Tuscan wine barrel) cellar tour.
The visit is conceived as a trip through the wine world and history of the Antinori family, all briefly illustrated in the Cinzia Th. Torrini’s short movie dedicated to the family, “The Antinori: vintners since 1385”. The tour moves from the outside to the inside of the winery, permitting to see the great spiral staircase, the vineyard covering the winery roof and the vinification and aging areas.
At the end of the tour a tasting of some typical labels from our estates: Vermentino (Bolgheri DOC), Cont’Ugo (Bolgheri DOC) e Villa Antinori (Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva). The wines could change depending on the season and the availabilities.
The visit lasts approximately an hour and a half. Tour in group with other guests: 35.00 € per person. Junior until 17 years old 8.50 € – Children under 6 years old free.
The tours are in Italian and English, tours with translator only under previous agreement.
The short movie on the Antinori family, Cinzia Th. Torrini’s “The Antinori: vintners since 1385” introduces to the museum area where to admire some of the works of art from the family’s private collection, both of ancient and contemporary artists and illustrates the history of the Antinori family and its fundamental role in the florentine life of the past centuries. The tour moves from the outside to the inside of the winery focusing on the productive processes and the innovative architecture.
At the end of the visit, the tasting of some wines: Villa Antinori Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione, “A” (Toscana Rosato IGT). (Wines may vary according to the season and the availability). The tasting will take place either in the impressive suspended room or in the more intimate Bottaia room. According to the season, it will be possible to taste the “Olio novo”, the biological Pèppoli Extravirgin olive oil.
The visit will last approximately two hours and half. Prices: Tour with other guests: 60€ each. Junior until 17 years old 12€ – Children until 6 years old free. The tours are in Italian and English, tours with translator only under previous agreement.
The Restaurant “Rinuccio 1180” is situated in an ample open space, with windows to the panoramic terrace, which offers traditional Tuscan dishes revisited in a contemporary style.
Bottaia CRU Visit
An emotional path through the architecture and the tuscan flavors which will reveal, at the same time, both the full majesty of the cellar and the intensity of our most representative wines. Cervaro della sala Umbria IGT, Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione, Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tignanello Toscana IGT will be tasted in the exclusive and intimate Bottaia room or in the impressive suspended room, a space with a view over the barrel room.
The visit will finish at “Rinuccio 1180” restaurant overlooking the hills of Chianti Classico, where Conte della Vipera Umbria IGT and Guado al Tasso Bolgheri DOC Superiore and the dessert wine Muffato della Sala Umbria IGT will pair dishes from the tuscan tradition re-elaborated in a contemporary vein.
The tour lasts about two hours and half (lunch not included).
The tour is in group with other guests.
Prices: €160 per person (lunch included) – The tour is not suitable for kids and juniors.
The tours are in italian and in english, tours with translator only under previous agreement.
CANTINA ANTINORI NEL CHIANTI CLASSICO
Via Cassia per Siena, 133 Località Bargino 50026 San Casciano Val di Pesa, Firenze
GPS: +43° 36’ 43.30”, +11° 11’ 29.76”