Colors, sensations and authentic flavors. Visiting Tuscany aboard a Hoverfly helicopter is truly unique, and now, for your pleasure, we have enriched our wine tours with new, exclusive partnership.
Avignonesi winery, a gem to discover in Southern Tuscany, near beautiful Montepulciano
Avignonesi is a famous organic and biodynamic winery that offers a variety of super premium wines produced with local grapes, such as Sangiovese, and international favourites, such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery received organic certification 2015. Its top wines include Grandi Annate Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Desiderio Merlot, Grifi Sangiovese-Cabernet Sauvignon and 50&50, a unique Supertuscan wine.
Nestled in the green hills of Tuscany, near both Montepulciano and Cortona, the Avignonesi estate is a magical place with its characteristic and one-of-a-kind “vigna tonda” (round vineyard), the nineteenth-century villa, the antique underground cellar and the “vinsantaia” (Vin Santo cellar), the ageing room for Vin Santo and Occhio di Pernice, renowned for being among the very best sweet wines in the world. Here Avignonesi welcomes guests that wish to touch by hand the fascinating world of wine, take a stroll through the vineyards, enjoy a guided wine tasting or indulge in a special tasting lunch where the best wines of Avignonesi are served with a selection of gourmet dishes, prepared by resident chefs of the highest level, using only organic produce.
For more information about Avignonesi, please visit the website www.avignonesi.it.
Here are some examples of the tour options available for Hoverfly customers:
– PRIVATE visit to the vineyards, underground cellar and Vin Santo cellar, followed by a wine TASTING of 4 TOP wines. The tasting lasts approximately two hours and takes place in a private room or on the panoramic terrace of the winery. Wines are accompanied by organic cold cuts of Cinta Senese (a local breed of wild pigs), organic pecorino of Pienza (cheese made with sheep milk), bruschetta, focaccia bread and homemade olive oil IGP.
– PRIVATE visit to the vineyards, underground cellar, Vin Santo cellar and acetaia (cellar for balsamic vinegar), followed by lunch on the panoramic terrace with 4 gourmet courses, accompanied by 4 top wines. Duration of the visit: 3 hours.
Several starting points for a single destination: pleasure
With the opening of our base in Venice, an addition to the pre-existing bases of Castiglion Fiorentino (Arezzo), Rome, Naples and Salerno, Hoverfly is the first and only airline evenly deployed on Italian territory. With us you can quickly reach your hotel from the airport, enjoy panoramic flights over the marvellous landscapes of Italy, or spend a day visiting wineries and restaurants of excellence. Don’t hesitate: contact us to organize together a unique tour of relax and pleasure, tailor-made for you.