A Taste of Tuscany​​
Rustic & Refined
A Guided Culinary Experience by the Bucket List Wine Club
Durrated by 5 Star Sommelier Heath Porter
Heath Porter
Our Guide & Sommelier
Come travel with Heath Porter, a 5 star sommelier who has run some of the most revered wine programs in the United States. Travel in true Porter style as he has for over 20 years through  regions around the world!  Want to mingle with the best winemakers, chefs, winery owners and food and beverage professionals in the world?Traveling with Heathen Wine Tours grants you "back door access" to wineries and unknown regions anywhere and everywhere. We chill in wineries and cellars and taste wines from barrels and private collections.
 
Day 1: July 26, 2020
We begin our Rustic & Refined Taste of Tuscany in Florence where we will meet our guest and transport to Forte de Marmi for two days on the Tuscan coast.

We cap off our day with an amazing Michelin Star rated dinner as we get to know each other for an amazing week.
AM / Afternoon Arrivals into Florence, Italy

Depart from Florence to Forte dei Marmi via Luxury Grand Transportaion at Leisure / Check In to Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte

6:00PM: Welcome Reception & Dinner at Il Piccolo Principe by Chef Mancino 

Michelin
 
Day 2: July 27, 2020
Day at Leisure (Beach / Spa / Town)

5:30PM: Meetup & Cocktails (Hotel)

7:00PM: Private Dinner & Concert at Andrea Bocelli Tuscan Estate

Visit one of the most romantic cities by the sea, as a guest of Maestro Andrea Bocelli’s, for an evening filled with VIP guests, meet & greets, exquisite cuisine and vino, a private concert by Andrea Bocelli & Friends, and cavorting on the dance floor. Each summer, Andrea hosts various private events in support of his Foundation. This event is the most exclusive of them all. Past performers at his summer events have included David Foster, Reba McEntire, Kristin Chenoweth, Tony Bennett, Lionel Ritchie, Steven Tyler, Elton John, and of course,
his son Matteo!
 
Day 3: July 28, 2020
We will be spending the next three nights in this charming countryside

Few places are capable of capturing the imagination as the suggestive landscapes of Chianti.

All around is the wonder of an unchanged Medieval hamlet with views of the Tuscan countryside.

9:00AM Breakfast and Reminisce on an amazing night with Andrea Bocelli

10:00AM: Depart for Florence for Lunch and meetup with additional travelers before heading to Castello di Fonterutoli in Chianti

Noon: Lunch in Tuscan Pizzeria

3:30PM: Check-In, Tour and Tasting at Castello di Fonterutoli

Evening: Dinner at Castello di Fonterutoli
 
Day 4: July 29, 2020
After wakening up in the Tuscan countryside, we will being a full day of exploring and tasting some of the regions finest, oldest and most unique.

8:00AM Breakfast

AM: Private Tasting and Tours of the Cellar and Vineyards of Selvapiana
with lunch to be served in the winery.

The Mall Experience (Armani, Fendi, Versace, And More!)

Afternoon: Tour and Tasting with Badia a Coltibuono, the 1000-year-old
abbey that is now the winery.

Dinner: Coltibuono Restaurant
 
Day 5: July 30, 2020
Today is another amazing day of touring and tasting, keeping in mind that these are not traditional tastings and tours, they are especially currated by our guide and host sommelier, Heath Porter with the owners and wine makers we are visiting.

8:00AM: Breakfast

AM: Visit to Terralsole “Land Toward the Sun” in Montalcino for a vertical tasting with the winemaker followed by lunch in the vineyard.

Afternoon: Visit Fattoria dei Barbi for a tour of the oldest cellars in Tuscany.
 
Dinner in Town (On Own)
 
Day 6: July 31, 2020
This morning we depart the countryside as we head north for a modern winery visit prior to returning to Florence for an enchanting evening in this amazing city!
9:00AM: Breakfast
               
Morning: Tasting, Tour and Lunch at Antinori Chianti Classico.   
               
Afternoon: Arrive in Florence for an afternoon at leisure

Dinner in Florence
 
Day 7: August 1, 2020
Truly a Bucket List day awaites us as we depart Florence via helicopters to San Simignano where we will visit a medieval tower, have lunch in vineyard before returning via helicopter to prepare for farewell dinner.

This will be a culinary experience that includes a private rooftop dinning experience.
8:00AM: Breakfast

AM: Depart via Helicopter from Florence to San Gimignano for a guided tour and beverage in a medieval tower then to Tenuta Torciano Winery for a Vineyard Lunch with 10 wines and various oils.

Afternoon: Return to Florence via helicopter

Evening: farewell dinner at an exclusive rooftop Florence restaurant.
 
Day 8: August 2, 2020
9:00AM: Breakfast
               
Morning: Departures 

Includes:

Overnight Accommodations:

 - Forte dei Marmi (2 Nights): Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte

 - Tuscan Countryside (3 Nights): Castello di Fonterutoli

 - Florence (2 Nights): Grand Hotel Cavour Firenze

Specialty Dinners:

 - Il Piccolo Principe

 - Andrea Bocelli Dinner & Concert

 - Sestao Arno Restaurant

All Vineyards Tours, Tastings and Experiences

All Food and Beverage Per Itinerary

 - One Dinner On Own

 - One Lunch On Own

 - All Meals Include Sommelier Selected Wines

Luxury Ground Transportation

Helicopter Experience

Tax & Gratuities

Not Included:

- Air Fare

Cost: $23,500 Per Couple

Single Supplement Available Upon Request



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