Barbecue and Cigar tasting in the Lucca Hills
You will visit two of the most representative wineries of the Lucca area where different types of wine will be combined with a barbecue and the Tuscan cigar, after all Lucca is the birthplace of the artisan cigar! Minimum 8 people.
This tour is for a minimum of 8 people
Montecarlo is a picturesque medieval village halfway between Lucca and Florence. Thanks to its favorable climate – 50 kilometers from both the Mediterranean sea and the Apennine mountains – and the suitability of the soil, the economy is nowaday mainly based on viticulture. You will visit two of the most representative wineries. The first winery has been run according to the most modern agricultural principles since the early 1970s and has always been to the forefront in techniques for planting the vineyards and for the fermentation and ageing of the wine. The vineyards now covers about 15 hectares.
You will have an enjoyable time at the winery taking part in a barbecue and a cigar tasting, a unique experience! You will cook the meats on the fire and taste different wine: welcome white wine glass of Chardonnay, white wine paired with olive oil and the famous potato bread, montecarlo D.O.C. white wine and Vermentino IGT white wine paired with pecorino cheese and handmade marmelades and Pancetta , or Mondiola salami. Montecarlo D.O.C. red wine paired with Pappardelle al Cinghiale (wildboar sauce Pappardelle) or with another kind of Pasta. Super Tuscan red wine paired with selected meats for barbecue with cannellini beans cooked in the Vermentino wine, with oil and Tuscan herbs. Dessert wine Vinsanto doc aged more than 10 years paired with handmade biscuits.
Lucca is also the birthplace of the handmade cigar. After lunch you will relax by the “smoky” corner. The history of the old Tuscan cigar is made lively by the stories of the sommeliers of cigar…its taste is accompanied by Grappa, Vinsanto and other little surprises.
When getting to the second winery you will be struck by the modern and innovative building – the company has undergone lots of investments with the objective to quickly obtain wines of the utmost quality, with maximum respect for the land and with an open mind to any new developments in wine-making techniques. There you will do a guided tour of the cellars and the vineyards, taste 7 different wines with bruschette, olive oil, typical grissini.
The price includes: guided tour of two cellars, wine and cigar tasting, barbecue in one of the cellars.
Extra: driver available for the duration of the tour, contact us for a personalized quote.