Visitors can immerse themselves in helping to pick the fruit, to joining in centuries-old wine festivals.  Why not learn about wine, mouth-watering food and local culture with other like-minded souls?

Where shall I stay?

Take a look at Casa Di Pesa close to Radda, the capital of Gallo Nero wines. A new addition to Tuscany's collection, this pair of recently restored one-bedroom apartments, with private pool, is available to hire as a whole. 

The price is £1,156 per week during the month of September. Guests can sign up for the superb wine-tasting sessions offered at Casa Porciatti Wine Store and Wine Bar in the setting of a 14th-century vaulted cellar in nearby Radda.

Luxurious base for festivals

At Villa Bernardi, just outside Panzano, guests will be able to taste the newly opened organic wines at the owners' vineyard, Monte Bernardi. The five-bedrooms villa which sleeps 10 persons offers unabated luxury. There is a large private swimming pool and attractive furnished terraces.

Guests can book the villa at around £6,557 per week in September. Visiting the region’s two top wine festivals is a must-do.  Greve runs from 10th to 13th September and the Panzano festival from 17th to 20th September.

Vineyard cottage romance

If you are interested in residing at Girasole di Ama it is advisable to book well in advance. The villa provides accommodation for two and offers a private Jacuzzi for ultimate relaxation during your stay.

The setting is superb with the sangiovese vines of the Casanova di Ama wine estate all around the property.  This recently restored one-bedroom stone cottage is a romantic choice and perfect for an especial occasion. Naturally, guests can enjoy wine tastings and tours of the winery. 

Bookings start from £600 in the month of September.

Find out more

For more ideas about local wine experiences, including tastings, tours and personal shoppers, do take a look at a free online guide which recommends the exciting accommodation and experiences on offer in delightful Tuscany.

Alternatively, telephone To Tuscany rental villas on 0121 286 7782, or visit:

www.to-tuscany.com