The Super Tuscans of Italy - Ornellaia
This shore tour is not yet available for purchase. Specific details for this program are not yet finalized and the tour elements are subject to change. An email announcement will be sent to all confirmed group members 4 to 5 months before departure
You are invited to spend a day ‘under the Tuscan Sun’ to visit one of the few wineries in the world that can boast a perfect “100” rating from Wine Spectator!
Considered to be “rebels” of the wine world, the term “Super Tuscan” came into vogue in the late 1980’s as a handful of reds from the Italian region of Tuscany gained international attention. These wines were sold as "vini da tavola" or table wines because of their use of international varietals, principally Cabernet Sauvignon, made them ineligible for official wine categories. They were "super" Tuscan reds - superior in quality and outside of official premium wine designations.
Visit one of the most celebrated Tuscan wine estates, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, and discover for yourself what compels the wine industry's top publications to include their wines in their annual list of 'top wines' over and over, year after year. Hear the history of this unspoiled land that has become synonymous with winemaking of the first order and has seen the birth of such great labels such as: Ornellaia, Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia, Masseto and Le Voite. Here, the winemaking philosophy is "quality without compromise", and you will experience this integrity first-hand during a tasting of several of their varietals, followed by a traditional Tuscan four-course lunch paired with a selection of current releases.