Ruffino: tours + tastings in the Tuscan hills

Ruffino: tours + tastings in the Tuscan hills

Savor an elevated wine experience with Ruffino.

Tue 30 May 2023 4:34 PM

Ruffino provides you with plentiful opportunities to experience wine tours and tastings in the breathtaking setting of the Poggio Casciano estate, 30 minutes from Florence. 

The Poggio Casciano estate is situated in the most beautiful of locations, poised between wholesome woodland and vast verdant swathes of vineyards. It is believed to date back to Ancient Roman times: poggio means a terrace on a hilltop and Casciano is supposed to come from Cassius, a commodore in the Roman army who was given major land holdings in the local area. Today, Poggio Casciano is the centre of Ruffino’s elevated wine hospitality operations, vaunting elegant country house accommodation at Casa Ruffino; delicious dining at Tre Rane restaurant; and an upscale wine and grocery store selling Tuscan specialty foods and all Ruffino wines at Enoteca Ruffino. But one of the main reasons for visiting Poggio Casciano remains the variety of tours and tastings aimed at introducing wine lovers to Ruffino’s extraordinary oenological past and present. 

Guests will be welcomed by everything that Ruffino represents worldwide: art, history and the aromas and flavors of Tuscany at its most authentic. Brand ambassadors introduce visitors to every aspect of the Poggio Casciano estate and the world of wine in general. All the tours end with a Ruffino wine tasting, paired with local delicacies. Some tastings include barrel samplings to discover all the secrets of wine ageing, while others offer opportunities to taste historic vintages that elicit rare and timeless emotions. Tours and tastings are available by appointment from Monday to Saturday and include a walk through the old cellars. Special events can be organized on Sundays. Tours are available in Italian and English.

Tours + tasting at Ruffino’s Poggio Casciano estate

Ruffino style

Discover the mastery of Ruffino in this 75-minute introductory experience, which includes a guided tour of the Poggio Casciano estate and the impressive cellars. The tour culminates in tasting three flagship wines, paired with a selection of Tuscan nibbles prepared by Enoteca Ruffino.

Tradition reinvented

Retrace the history of Ruffino since 1877 in a constant circle of reinventing tradition, from Sangiovese to Supertuscans. The 1 hour 45 minute tour includes a visit to the vineyard and cellars, ending in tasting four wines in a comparison between prestigious limited-edition DOCGs and IGTs, all matched with delicious bites.  

Mastery since 1877

Embrace this all-round experience to learn how Ruffino interprets the creative art of winemaking, from vineyard management to the finished product. The two-hour tour includes visits to the vineyard and cellars, where guests can taste the wine straight from the barrels as it ages and gains character.

Creative bravura

Savor a complete experience that blends the charm of winemaking with creative cuisine. The three-hour tour includes a stroll around the vineyard and cellars. The tasting is held in two stages: four top Ruffino wines paired with a selection curated by our chef, followed by a tasting menu matched with wines at on-site Tre Rane restaurant.

Tailored to you

Style an unforgettable Ruffino experience just for you. Possibilities include a vertical tasting of old vintages from the striking Bottiglieria cellar at Poggio Casciano. Learn all the secrets of Ruffino’s most iconic wines, such as Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG, featuring the finest vintages starting with 1977, Greppone Mazzi – Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and Modus IGT Toscana. Wine connoisseurs can delve deeper with a masterclass curated by Ruffino on topics such as organic winemaking, sustainability and wine marketing.

Enoteca Ruffino

A selection of Tuscany’s finest specialty foods takes center stage at Enoteca Ruffino. Cheeses, cured meats, fruit preserves and vegetable chutneys, honey, prized truffles, and savory and sweet cookies arrive at the Bottega from the surrounding hills. The extra-virgin olive oil and wines are produced by Ruffino. More than anything else, the Enoteca is a treasure trove of Ruffino wines. Here you find large formats, older vintages and all the labels that have shaped Italy’s winemaking history such as Riserva Ducale and Riserva Ducale Oro, as well as lovingly cherished rare limited editions. Discover the Wine Club.

Via Poggio al Mandorlo, 1

50011 Bagno a Ripoli (Florence)

+39 055 6499750

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