The Authentic Tuscan farmhouse Experience
Cooking classes, olive oil and wine tasting in Chianti
Tuscan farmhouse visit with olive oil and wine tasting
Would you like to discover the history of an ancient Tuscan village and explore the farmhouse production of an authentic “agriturismo” in Tuscany? At Tenuta di Mensanello you can: we will take you for a walk around our farm, we will tell you about its origins and we will show you the fields, the vineyards and the olive groves that we cultivate with dedication. You will also have the chance to visit our wine cellar and the press where we make the olive oil that you will taste. This Tuscan farmhouse experience will in fact end with a proper olive oil and wine tasting of the Chianti we produce. An appetizing idea, don’t you think?
wine cellar tour with a sommelier | wine tasting of 4 Tuscany wines and bruschetta with olive oil tasting | around 1 hour | 2 people minimum | upon request, subject to availability | free parking | starting from 20€ per person
From the press to the bread: olive oil tasting in Tuscany
Extra-virgin olive oil is a treasure of flavor and health. If you’re curious to get to know it closely, this is the Tuscan farmhouse experience for you. At Tenuta di Mensanello we will take you on a stroll around the Medieval hamlet and our fields. After hearing tales about history and exploring agricultural production, it will be time for a visit to our olive press. The highlight will be the Tuscan olive oil tasting, enhanced by the combination with crunchy bread and a glass of excellent Chianti wine.
visit to the olive press and the estate | olive oil tasting in Tuscany, over a bruschetta, and one glass of Chianti wine | around 45 minutes | 2 people minimum | upon request, subject to availability | free parking | starting from 15€ per person
Light lunch and wine tasting in Chianti
Would you like to have lunch in an “agriturismo” in Tuscany but you’re looking for something different from the classic restaurant? At Tenuta di Mensanello we give you the chance to enjoy a light lunch on the veranda, paired with a tasting of Tuscany wines. Before lunch, we will show you our little, picturesque village, the fields we cultivate and the products we obtain. After that, all you’ve got to do is turn to our sommelier, who will guide you in a pairing of food and wine for a mouthwatering experience.
guided tour with a sommelier | wine tasting of 4 Tuscany wines and light lunch with appetizer, special dish of the day and dessert | around 2 hours | 2 people minimum | upon request, subject to availability | free parking | starting from 40€ per person
Tuscan platter with wine and olive oil tasting
A relaxing walk in the woods, while we tell you stories about our Tuscan farmhouse? Why not! And in the end, to cheer up the mood even more, you will get to taste our products – extra virgin olive oil and wine – with the help of a sommelier, who will pair them with a platter of typical cold cuts, cheese and bruschettas. Last but not least, we’ll close the experience with cantucci – the typical Tuscan cookies with almonds – and Vin Santo – a local sweet wine.
Guided tour with sommelier | wine tasting of 4 Tuscany wines and olive oil, together with a platter of cold cuts, bruschettas and cheese (vegetarian option available upon request), and with cantucci and Vin Santo | around 2 hours | 2 people minimum | upon request, subject to availability | free parking | starting from 30€ per person
Country-trekking with Tuscan olive oil and wine tasting
Come and discover farming at Tenuta di Mensanello, thanks to an interesting hike in the village, the fields, the vineyards, the olive groves, the wood and the breeding farm. We will tell you how we treat our plantations to get the best out of the Earth, respecting nature. Not only you will take part in a vineyard tour in Tuscany, but you will also visit our wine cellar, the olive press and the small brewery, as well as enjoy a wine tasting of Chianti and olive oil on a fanciful bruschetta. After all, you need to re-energize yourself after country-trekking!
guided excursion around the estate, including a vineyard tour and a visit to the wine cellar with a sommelier | wine tasting of 4 Tuscany wines and bruschetta with olive oil tasting | around 2 hours | 2 people minimum | upon request, subject to availability | free parking | starting from 50€ per person
Picnic in the countryside and wine tasting in Chianti
If you want to spend a nice day outdoors with your family during your holidays in Tuscany, nothing is more suitable than a picnic in the countryside. Even better if it’s paired with a wine tasting of Chianti, don’t you think? At Tenuta di Mensanello you can do all this, together with a visit to the farmhouse. After a nice guided walk and a tasting of two of our Tuscan wines, you will receive your picnic basket and a map of the estate that shows where the tables and benches are located. It can’t get more authentic than this.
guided excursion in the estate, tour of the wine cellar, the press and the brewery | wine tasting of 2 Tuscan wines | around 2 hours | 2 people minimum | upon request, subject to availability | free parking | starting from 50€ per person
Cooking class in Tuscany: learn to make traditional pasta!
Learning how to make pici, the typical pasta of Siena, has never been tastier. Our cooks will guide you in this short cooking class in Tuscany, from theory through practice… until the most awaited moment: the tasting. We will cook the pici that you have just made, and serve them during a dinner at the restaurant of Mensanello. You’ll taste the amazing flavor and great satisfaction!
cooking class in a Tuscany farmhouse | dinner with appetizer, pici with sauce, second dish, side, dessert and a glass of Tuscan wine | around 90 minutes | 2 people minimum | upon request, subject to availability | free parking | starting from 60€ per person
Cooking class and family meal!
Something unusual that will allow you to immerse yourself in the real countryside life of Tuscany. Two hours together with our housewives, who will teach you how to prepare the traditional dishes of regional and Italian cuisine, from starters to dessert. Some examples? You will cook bruschetta with tomatoes or panzanella – a Tuscan bread salad –, handmade pasta, ragù sauce and tiramisu. And you will finally eat everything that you cooked, pairing it with our wines. You will leave with a full belly, and not empty-handed either: you will bring our family recipes with you.
Cooking experience and lunch or dinner with starter, pici (handmade pasta) with sauce, second course, side and dessert | wine tasting of 3 glasses | around 3 hours | 2 people minimum | upon request, subject to availability | free parking | starting from 90€ per person
Tea time cooking class: Tuscan biscuits and cakes
Our chef, who has a passion for desserts, will guide you along a “hands-on” journey to discover one of the most traditional Italian activities: baking sweets at home. From cantucci – the typical Tuscan cookies with almonds – to pair with tea or Vin Santo, to the tasty pies for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. Precious shared moments, ideal both for adults and children.
Cooking experience and snack time with tea, cookies, pies, donuts and cakes | tasting of Vin Santo | around 3 hours (starting at 3 pm) | 2 people minimum | upon request , subject to availability | free parking | starting from 60€ per person
Pizza and focaccia, cooked and enjoyed together
Tenuta di Mensanello doesn’t serve only Tuscan food: we love everything, including pizza! If you choose this experience, you will get the chance to prepare the dough with us, put your favorite toppings on pizza and focaccia, and then eat them with great satisfaction. Set your imagination free, and range from the classical flavors to the most daring ones.
cooking experience and lunch or dinner with pizza by the slice and different kinds of focaccia, ending with dessert | wine tasting of 1 bottle and aperitivo while making pizza | around 2 hours | 2 people minimum | upon request, subject to availability | free parking | starting from 60 € per person
Some final information about our Tuscany food and wine tours
- All of our Tuscan farmhouse experiences are customizable upon request.
- In case of food intolerance or allergy, notify us at the time of booking.
- For groups of more than 2 people, the price can be agreed upon at the reception.
- Except for the private experiences, we reserve the possibility of bringing together more people in small groups.
We wait for you at Tenuta di Mensanello, to help you discover the essence of real Tuscany!