A Biker Oenologist


Tuscany Wine and Bike is a project for those who want to understand, through their own senses, what the world of wine is all about.


A Biker Oenologist

A Biker Oenologist
Tuscany Wine and Bike is a project for those who want to understand, through their own senses, what the world of wine is all about.

My passion and knowledge of wine born when I was still a young lad.

It' grew up with the love for Tuscany, a wonderful land where I lived and saw changing during the years so today I can say that I know these places deeply.  Before becoming an agrarian, I had started collaborating with farming estates of the area. Now I am a freelance oenologist and I collaborate with farming enterprises in Montalcino, Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, San Casciano val di Pesa, Vinci and Cerreto Guidi.

Tuscany Wine and Bike enclose my passion and my job. There’s also the desire to provide the really sense around the wine world which I can truly explain. It is much more genuine and imperfect than we can imagine by  sleek images normally presented it.

I will do this taking you on a tour and giving you direct insight of the vineyards, the enterprises and the wines but also of the landscapes and their history, because all these elements are entwined. In our tours, we have the chance to cross vineyards and olive groves, to observe the vegetative stages of the vines. You will be able to understand what is happening, how the grapes are formed and which are the various vines present. In September and October, it is possible to see the grapes on the point of being harvested and do a tasting course to understand when they are ripe.

The itineraries have been created to bring the wines, oils, food, places, people and millenary cultures to life, through emotions and senses. By biking it will be possible to capture aspects which normally remain hidden when taking more comfortable means of transport and, at the same time, it will allow us to cover quite extended distances and, in viable time, learn all about the various viticultural areas, landscapes and history and therefore various colours, scents, products (wine, oil, cheese, honey…).

For the first I love biking through these areas which I know so deeply and always reveal lots of surprises. Like as the wine does, the same one which I contribute in making. I believe to know each and every secret of the wine making but it still continues to retain its fascination and mystery intact. This is what I would like to convey to you if you feel curious enough about living this experience and learning a lot  about the area and the genuine products.  At the end of the tour, each one of you will have lived a life experience that let you understand and appreciate this world tied to the seasons, to the cycles of life, the mountains, rivers, woods, hills, to the work of men and the communities present and their history and culture.

An imperfect world, and therefore genuine and real.

Carlo Travagli

 

 

 
By Dinamo Cms