Visit and Wine Tasting at Sir John's Castle

Sir John’s Castle is a fascinating and charming location whose origins go back to the Middle Ages.
Visit and Wine Tasting at Sir John's Castle
From 43.68

A delicious day in the hills of Fiesole!

Technical organization E.B. Destination Specialists
Provided by E.B. Destination Specialists

Overview

Discover an unusual Florentine treasure... The origins of Sir John’s Castle, located in the rolling hills of Fiesole just outside of Florence, go back to the Middle Ages. It was saved from ruin by the Englishman Sir John Temple-Leader, who transformed it into the romantic vision of a feudal fortress immersed in sprawling English gardens in the mid 1800s. The castle is in a little village whose production of fine wines is among the most important and popular in Tuscany. You'll get to enjoy their wines during the tasting, including their well-known Testamatta IGT (Sangiovese) and the Bugia IGT (Ansonica del Giglio).

  • Availability: year round, from Monday to Friday (availability depending on the castle's private events schedule)
  • Start: 10:30am
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Meeting Point will be communicated on the confirmation voucher
  • Languages: Italian, English
  • Participants: minimum 2 confirmed participants, maximum 30 per group
  • IMPORTANT: this activity needs to be booked 1 week prior the selected date.

Price includes:

  • Private visit of the castle of Sir John Temple
  • 4-labels wine tasting with traditional Tuscan salami and cheeses
  • Price does not include transfer to the castle from Florence city center (12km/7.5 miles). The castle can be reached by public transport (bus), or by taxi. Should you wish to add the transfer from and to Florence, you'll be able to add it to the service on the order form. We can organize transfer in a mini-van for 1-6 persons, departing from and returning to Florence city center (Lungarno della Zecca) for an additional €280.00/group.

Cancellation Policy:

For cancellations up to three days prior to the date, 80% of the fee will have to be paid. For cancellations from two days prior to the date, the payment of the entire amount will be due and no reimbursement will be granted.

No reimbursement will be granted to any client who is not at the place of meeting at the time established. Similarly, no reimbursement will be granted to clients who do not complete the lesson.

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Details

The origins of Sir John’s Castle, located in the rolling hills of Fiesole just outside of Florence, go back to the Middle Ages. It was saved from ruin by the Englishman Sir John Temple-Leader, who transformed it into the romantic vision of a feudal fortress immersed in sprawling English gardens in the mid 1800s.

The castle is in a little village whose production of fine wines is among the most important and popular in Tuscany. You'll get to enjoy their wines during the tasting, including their well-known Testamatta IGT (Sangiovese) and the Bugia IGT (Ansonica del Giglio).

Here is what the The Wine Advocate said of the wines you'll taste:I continue to be impressed with the beautiful wines... These are highly singular, expressive wines that merit serious consideration.”

Enjoy!

Prices

Price per person: € 43.68

Price does not include transfer between the castle and Florence city center (12km/7.5 miles). The castle can be reached by public transport (bus), or by taxi. Should you wish to add the transfer between the castle and Florence, you'll be able to add it to the service on the order form. We can organize transfer in a mini-van for 1-6 persons, departing from and returning to Florence city center (Lungarno della Zecca).

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