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Fabio Ceccarelli

Fabio Ceccarelli, born and raised in Tuscany, is a professional sommelier with a deep passion for food and wine. He works part-time at the main shop in Florence Airport, teaches wine classes to Italian and international students, and collaborates with tour operators to create wine tours in Tuscany. He contributes to Sommelier Toscana magazine and is a regional editor for the annual wine book VITAE. Fabio professionally tastes around 1000 wines each year and has earned the Level 3 Award in Wines from WSET as well as certification as an extra-virgin olive oil taster. In 2023, he won the “3rd Master of Chianti Classico” and was named “Best Communicator of Chianti Classico,” after placing third in the 2022 “Best Sommelier of Tuscany” competition.

Chianti Classico : rolling hills, hamlets, castles but nowadays mostly wine.

There is a place in Tuscany, between Siena and Florence, that has always been called “Chianti”.
Some municipalities have the word “Chianti” in their name (Gaiole in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti, Greve in Chianti).

But the wine sold as “Chianti” is not made here, it is made in other areas of Tuscany, because only “Chianti Classico” can be produced in the Chianti district, recognized by the black rooster on each label.

Chianti is a hilly area with an ancient soil, where limestone, clay and sandstone meet. It is therefore very suited to high quality wine. The region is also endowed with history; medieval castles have been turned into residential buildings.

Chianti Classico wine is made with a local black grape: Sangiovese. Beyond the regular youthful wine, Riserva and Gran Selezione are released as age-worthy categories.

Every corner of this wine district has a unique combination of soil, elevation and microclimate that makes a distinguished and characterful wine style. There are hundreds of wine producers, among which you may find ancient castles, modern wineries and individual winemakers.

Driving the roads of Chianti Classico you will admire the beauty of the varied landscape with green hills, lined cypresses, forest, villas and villages. You will visit wineries, taste their wines and enjoy some local food.


  • 9:30 am pick-up in Florence
  • 10:30 am visit of a winery with a wine tasting
  • 12:30 pm lunch at a winery or local restaurant
  • 2:30 pm visit of a second winery with a wine tasting
  • 5:00 pm drop-off in Florence

The experience is conceived and guided by Italy4golf Ambassador & Sommelier Fabio Ceccarelli


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