TOUR SAFFRON & VERNACCIA WINE IN SAN GIMIGNANO
The charming medieval town of San Gimignano, besides the place of production of the famous Vernaccia wine, has a favorable soil to the cultivation of saffron (Crocus Sativus): it is an autumn plant with wonderful lilac colored flowers, but not easy at all to see, since its blooming, from mid October, lasts no more than 20 days...
The stigmas of pure saffron extracted from the plants can be tasted at lunch or dinner in delicious dishes that enhance its flavor, while the producer tells you about this cultivation, from harvesting to the processing of stigmas.
Since you are in San Gimignano, you can’t miss then to visit a winery producing Vernaccia wine, where you can learn the use of old and rare objects next to modern methods of wine making; the wine sampling, accompanied by tasting of local cheese and cold cuts, takes place in a room of the farm set up as Museum of rural art and tradition.
Where: in winery and an estate in the countryside around San Gimignano.
What: Lunch or dinner with saffron tasting menu; brief “lesson” about saffron; guided visit to a winery and tasting of at least 3 wines accompanied by local products; private English /German speaking tour leader that accompanies you during the tour and gives information about the place.
When: The tour is always possible, upon request and according to availability.
Transfer is not included in the price; from the meeting point with the guide the guests follow with their own vehicle to the places of excursion.
Transfer is anyway available on request.