Win an all-expenses-paid break for two, to Tuscany with Carus Vini

Chianti, Montepulciano, Brunello di Montalcino – Tuscany easily earns the title of being home to some of the world’s most notable wine regions. Picture rolling vineyards and olive groves, quaint medieval towns and architecture bursting with history – soak in the true essence of Italy.

We’ve teamed up with our fabulous producer partner Carus Vini to offer our Wine&Something customers the opportunity to win a two-night, three-day break for two to the heart of Tuscany. Your host for the three days will be none other than Guido Carissimo, owner of Carus Vini.

"Scopri il mondo"

Located in one of the best areas for Chianti Classico, Carus Vini is today as it was when created in the 1990s, with most of its vineyards planted under the direction of the late Giacomo Tachis, the famous Italian oenologist who collaborated on and launched Super Tuscans such as Sassicaia and Tignanello. Guido came on board as the current owner in 2011, and wine maker Gioia Cresti oversees production on the 13.5ha of hilly, clay rich soil, which produces excellent wine characterised by good minerality and acidity, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and, of course, Chianti Classico. 

The itinerary

Planned dates: 20 - 22 September 2022. Please refer to T&Cs for more details.

Day one

After touching down on the tarmac in Italy, you’ll be whisked to San Casciano Val di Pesa, where Carus Vini is located, for a light lunch. We then start by enjoying a very special wine tasting with Guido Carissimo and wine maker Gioia Cresti, as you enjoy a relaxing tour of the beautiful Carus Vini vineyards. 

Later in the afternoon we visit the magnificent Cotto Manetti terracotta factory, run by the Manetti family since 1780. Usually not open to tourists, the family have agreed to an exclusive visit for our group to learn more about the world famous terracotta clay and it's geologic formations around the city of Impruneta. We're then transferred to beautiful “Agriturismo” hotel of Poggio Borgoni for an aperitif and freshen before heading to dinner at a local restaurant in San Casciano.

Day two

We start day two travelling to the quaint town of San Gimignano, a UNESCO heritage site,  to explore this beautiful town and its famous town hall. The historic centre of San Gimignano is a cultural site of exceptional value, as it has treasured its architectural homogeneity and its original urban layout. The buildings within the town’s double wall provide a shining example of medieval architecture with influences of Florentine, Sienese, and Pisan styles from the 12th to the 14th century. Whilst in San Gimignano we visit Palagetto winery for a wine tasting of the 'queen' of the local white grapes, Vernaccia, and light lunch.

In the afternoon we take you to another UNESCO heritage site, the historic city of Siena, where you’ll marvel in its beautiful architecture distinguished by its medieval brick buildings and gothic appearance acquired between the 12th and 15th centuries. We visit the Duomo di Siena, the city's famous cathedral with exquisite marble floors. Enjoy all the city has to offer before a late dinner located in the worldwide famous Piazza del Campo. 

Day three

You’ll move on to the region’s capital of Florence to enjoy some of its historical sites and visit the Torrigiani garden, with nearly seventeen acres hidden in the heart of Florence, it is the largest privately owned garden in Europe. We have the privilege of meeting the owner Marquis Vieri Torrigiani Malaspina and will enjoy a drink in his private house on the estate. Our final destination is a third wine tasting at the beautiful Fattoria di Bagnolo where we'll be hosted by the owner herself, Marquise Giovanna Bartolini Baldelliwith and enjoy breath taking views and wines. 

That ends our tour of Tuscany as we make our way back to the airport.

How to enter

For every bottle of Carus Vini wine you buy from Wine&Something until the 29 June 2022, you’ll receive one entry into the prize draw for your chance to win. And if you buy a case for the Carus Vini virtual tasting with Guido on the 30th June, you'll receive 4 entries.  

Winner will be drawn live on the tasting - 30 June.

It’s as simple as that! There’s no limit to the number of entries you can have – so now’s a great time to sample everything Carus Vini has to offer.

Terms and conditions

  • The organiser of the competition is Wine&Something Limited.
  • The organiser reserves the right to change the travel dates or postpone the tour to summer 2023 should it be required due to the Covid-19 pandemic or other. The itinerary is flexible and the organiser reserves the right to change the itinerary.
  • Travel is subject to UK & Italian government rules and restrictions regarding Covid-19. The prize winner and their travelling guest must comply with government rules regarding Covid-19 vaccination/s and other health regulations required by the UK or Italy.
  • Prize includes return flights (leaving from London,) transfers throughout, accommodation, entry to organised activity and three meals a day with glass of wine at lunch and dinner. Prize does not include spending money.
  • Insurance is not provided as part of the holiday prize. It will be the prize winner's and their travelling guest's responsibility to take out, at their own cost, all relevant insurance (including but not limited to health and travel insurance, insurance for theft, loss and damage to property) which may be required or prudent to be taken.
  • Entries close midnight on the 29th June 2022 and the draw will take place on the live tasting with Guido Carissimo on the 30th June 2022. The prize winner will be notified on the 1st July  2022 by telephone or in writing (including by email).
  • It is the winner and their travelling guest's responsibility to ensure they are eligible to travel with valid passports and visas.
  • The competition is only open to persons  18 year or older.
  • The organisers employees, suppliers and agencies (and their immediate family and household members) may not enter the competition.
  • By entering the competition, the entrant indemnifies the organiser against any and all actions, claims, damages, expenses or liabilities suffered or incurred directly or indirectly by us in consequence of any breach or alleged breach, non-performance or non-observation by the entrant of any agreement, conditions, obligation or warranty on the part of the entrant herein.
  • The organisers decisions relating to the competition and/or redemption of the prize is final. No discussions or correspondence with entrants or any other person will be entered into.