October 24, 2015
Rome In Limo and, with the help of the Roll Call on the Cruise Critic forum, there were 8 of us in the van. Stacie and Karen from our Amalfi tour were with us, plus two couples traveling together, Peter and Brenda from Maine and Rose and Trevor from Great Britain. We introduced ourselves to each other and to our driver who told us what our day would be like and asked us about thoughts for lunch. He suggested a winery in the Tuscany hills. If this interested us he had to make reservations. We all said Yes, he made the call, and we were on our way.
Our next stop was the winery. The cost was 30 Euros per person and while we got some food with the tasting, what we really paid for was the wine. We had samples of 14 wines, which if purchased for shipping home went as high as $131 per bottle. We also sampled extra virgin olive oil, truffle flavored olive oil and very aged balsamic vinegar. Most of the wines were red and we were all given generous samples. I am not a wine expert by any means, and prefer white, but this was certainly an interesting experience and I'm glad we did it.