Gin tasting experience in organic distillery

Did you know that 48% of best juniper is grown in Tuscany? Discover it and much more during a visit with tasting lunch!

Tour description

Do you want to know the secrets of the production of a high quality gin? Would you like to discover a corner of Tuscany where is grown one of the best kind of juniper that provides about 50% of the raw material to produce high-end gin? This is the tour that’s right for you!
Starting from Florence aboard our vintage Ural sidecars we will cross the eastern part of the city and in a few minutes we will be in the beautiful surrounding countryside. Entering the Chianti Rufina wine area we will go up through gentle curves in the middle to the Frescobaldi vineyards, to get to the splendid Podere Castellare, an eco-resort with a real distillery of gin, in which the first Italian London Dry Gin is produced: “Peter in Florence“; here you will be able to enjoy one guided tour with tasting: a unique experience in the Florentine hills for lovers of gin and Tuscan panoramic views. The duration of the journey will be approximately one hour each way.
Notes on “Peter in Florence” gin: as a tribute to the city of Florence, gin puts iris at the center of its recipe, the city icon flower, of which not only the roots but also the petals are used. It is a classic gin, in compliance with the tradition of London Dry Gin, and at the same time innovative for the using of the 14 botanicals, including fresh bergamot peel, dried lemon peel, rose berries, fresh lavender and rosemary, angelica root, coriander, bitter almonds. Almost all of them are cultivated at Podere Castellare, the others are however organic and come from small specialized local producers.


What’s included
– Vintage Sidecar (or van escorted) Tour from Florence to Pelago, with professional driver and helmet included;
– guided tour of the Podere Castellare distillery;
– tasting of Gin Peter in Florence;
– lunch or dinner: appetizer, first course, dessert combined with the botanicals used in the distillery + 1 cocktail p.p.
PLEASE NOTE: the experience is available from May to October: in the morning with lunch or in the afternoon with dinner. Date and time will come established according to availability and preference following the purchase. Experience not allowed for children under 6 years old.
Useful information:
– Booking: Bookable up to 72h before.
– Availability: Available from May. Minimum 2 and maximum 8 people: each sidecar can accommodate up to 2 passengers.
Maximum weight: 190 kg (per person)
Duration: about 6 hours. (round trip about 2 hours).
Cancellation Policy: free cancellation up to 48h before.
Important: it is possible to postpone the experience with a 24h notice by October of the same year.
Bad weather: In case of rain it is possible to use a minivan or postpone the tour.
Starting times: Morning 9.30
Meeting point: Bar Pasticceria Gamberini, via del Curtatone – 50124 Florence (FI)

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