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Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English, Italian
Check local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions before booking. In-person Airbnb Experiences are available in this region. Please review and follow local COVID-19-related recommendations or restrictions.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English, Italian

What you'll do

You will fully immerse yourselves in the "local life", understanding how the farming culture of growing plants, pruning ancient olive trees and breeding farm animals is in our blood and with all probability the strongest feature that distinguishes Tuscan people. Who is it for: families and friends (of any age!) that love to have fun and curious to find out more about farming and wine. We will be showing you our most important Brunello vineyards, introducing the concept of microclimatic differences, and the respectful practices of biodynamic farming. We'd like to explain how understanding and respecting your land is part of Montalcino's culture and it's what allows us to become great winemakers. You will learn why having a large vegetable garden increases our biodiversity, life and interaction which all have a positive outcome on our wines. Chiara and David will lead you along an interactive journey through the garden. The tour path is designed as a learning game, purposely made for both younger and older guests. You'll be able to pet our animals, pick, taste and smell what nature will offer us according to the season. Don't worry, we'll dress you up in farmer clothing from head to toe, so you'll feel like one of us and we won't worry about getting dirty.
  • Responsible interactions

    All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

  • Caring expert hosts

    Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.

  • Diverse animals

    Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.

Your host

Learn more about Giulia

Giulia

Ciao, I'm Chiara! A few years ago I found myself thinking that life was too short not follow my passions. If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, and you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it! This is how I came to Podere Le Ripi. Since then, my days are led by smiles and passion in what I’m doing, by sharing my passion for wine and by enjoying the Tuscan countryside. Did you know that in order to be a Great Winemaker you must be a Great Farmer first? Have you ever asked yourself why wines from Montalcino are so good? The answer lies in the Farmer’s gene. I will lead you behind the scenes, through the garden, vegetables, animals and vines, making you experience the Tuscan farming culture and the most authentic sense of place.

What's included

Equipment
Our Tuscan Garden Experience is structured as a game in which you’ll need to get your hands dirty! We will provide you with…

Where you'll be

A few miles from Montalcino, in Podere Le Ripi, are 6 acres of vegetable garden and space for animals to graze, in-between our age-old olive trees. All our fruit, veg & flowers are grown biodynamically, using ancient techniques. With endless benefits. By living sunounded by biodiversity, our vines are happier, which makes them thrive.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

If you like to be 100% hands-on and in touch with nature, and if you like to get a little competitive, this is the perfect experience for you!
Giulia
The Tuscan Garden Experience
New experience
From £93/person
New experience
From £93/person