TUSCAN WINE TOURS
If you don’t want to drive
Tuscan Wine Tours by Grape Tours (tuscan-wine-tours.com) is one of the best among a dizzying throng of contenders offering group wine tours out of Florence – and not just because it has some very knowledgeable guides, including a Swede, a Brit and two Americans. It’s the range and the insider quality of the itineraries that really impress. The Elite Chianti tour, for example, offers tastings of Antinori wines in the ninth-century abbey of Badia a Passignano.