A Tuscan Tour of Wine and Olive Oil


Two Eataly employees, the oleologist Nicholas Coleman and the wine expert Dan Amatuzzi, are leading an olive oil and wine trip to Tuscany as part of their new venture, an olive oil brand called Grove and Vine. Guests on the weeklong getaway stay at Villa Montecastello, an 11th-century restored hillside fortress situated an hour south of Florence. Activities include a workshop on Tuscan grape and olive varieties; visits to boutique wineries in San Gimignano, Chianti and Montalcino; tours and tastings at several well-regarded olive oil estates; a class on pizza making where the pies are baked in a 1,000-year-old outdoor pizza oven; a walking tour of the city of Arezzo; and an all-day trip to Florence. Prices from $3,900 a person, which includes accommodations, activities and most meals. The trip is Aug. 13 to 20 and can be booked by calling 973-327-2336. The trip is also available for year-round booking for a group of eight to 12 travelers.