THE EXPERIENCE: A helicopter adds extra thrill and scenic beauty to an already special winery itinerary. Whisk away in a helicopter right from Gaiole and take in the panoramic sights of Siena, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, and more. First Stop: You’ll land in the private helipad of Tenuta Torciano Winery. Pierluigi will welcome you to the winery with a glass of sparkling wine and introduce you to the 400-year history of their family, followed by a winery and vineyard tour.

Next, you’ll find yourself in the vineyard’s quaint gazebo for a 10-wine vertical tasting and educative session of private reserve wines from 1995-1997 in perfect view of the grapes that produced those award-winning wines. You’ll lunch on a four course, truffle-infused menu where Tenuta’s sommelier will share the intimate secrets of their wines, what foods pair best, and proper glassware protocol. Though you won’t want the day to end, you’ll finally re-board our private helicopter and fly back to Gaiole.