No problem. You can reach the small town Poggibonsi by train from both Sienna and Florence.
This is the perfect place for wine tasting in Chianti without a car.
You can stay at one of the hotels in Poggibonsi and one or two nights up in the hotel in the wine district hills. There are no taxis outside the trains station so chose a hotel close to the train station.
We stayed at hotel Toscana Ambassador. It was a modern hotel and at a very good price.
There are several nice restaurants and small wine bars in Poggibonsi where you can have lunch or dinner.
Ask the hotel reception to pre-book a taxi for your wine tour trip before you trips. There are not many taxis, so you should pre-book. A good taxi in Poggibonsi is Chianti drive. You can reach the taxi driver Stefano di Ciappi on +39 333 284 9710. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You should also call the wine estates and pre-book a wine tasting before you trips.
Arrival in Florence or Sienna and sightseeing.
Take the train to Poggibonsi from Florence or Sienna. The train costs less than 10 euro single way.
The train takes approximately 1,5 hours from Florence.
Check in at Toscana ambassador hotel.
Address: Via Salceto 11, 53036 Poggibonsi, Italy.
The picture below is from Poggibonsi city centre.
Wine tasting 1
Go for wine tasting at Castello di Monsanto. This wine tasting in a old italian castle is very nice. It costs approximately 20 euro for the wine tasting per person and the taxi costs 20 euro single way.
The wine tasting experience also included an interesting tour of the wine cellar and wine production area. This is approximately 15 minutes by taxi from Poggibonsi.
The pictures below are from Castello di Monsanto.
Wine tasting 2
At walking distance from Castello di Monsanto you can also find another wine estate. If you want to do two wine tastings in the same day. The second wine estate close to Monsanto and on the same road is Castello della Peneretta. This is on walking distance.
A bit further on the same road, for you who like a long walking distance, there are also two more wine estates: Quercia al Poggio and Isole & Olena.
Taxi back to Poggibonsi.
In the evening you can have dinner in one of the many great Italian restaurants in Poggibonsi.
Check out from hotel Toscana ambassador.
Taxi transport and check in to the Hotel Villa San Giorgio.
Address: Località Cinciano, 53036 Poggibonsi, Italy.
The Hotel Villa San Giorgio also has a nice small restaurant.
The taxi costs 25 euro single way.
This is approximately 15 minutes by taxi from Poggibonsi.
Take a walk about 10 minutes from the villa San Georgio to the wine tasting.
Wine tasting at wine estate Fattoria di Cinciano.
Address: Località Cinciano 2, 53036 Poggibonsi, Italy.
Theres is also a nice restaurant for dinner och bistro for lunch.
This place also has a lovely hotel if you prefer to stay here instead of Villa San Giorgio.
The wine tasting costs approximately 10-25 euro per person depending on how many wines you want to taste. Their olive oil is amazing. They sell both wine and olive oil in the wine shop/reception.
The wine tasting experience also included a small tour of the wine cellar and wine production area.
The pictures below are from Fattoria di Cinciano.
Take a walk about 10 minutes from the villa San Georgio to the last wine tasting.
Wine tasting at Fattoria Le Fonti. This place has a bit more rural feeling and has no restaurant.
Address: Loc. Le Fonti, San Giorgio, 53036 Poggibonsi, Italy.
The wine tasting costs approximately 10 euro per person. The wine tasting was free if you buy wine when we were there.
Checkout from San Georgio hotel.
Taxi transport to Poggibonsi train station.
This is the end of your wine tasting in Toscana without a car.
Train back to Florence.
The picture above is from Florence.