My mother and I will be staying in the area of Castellina in June this summer. We would like to visit certain wineries; some close, and some a decent drive (45 minutes) away. We realize that we shouldn't be wine tasting and driving our rental car around the winding roads of Tuscany. From what I've read, the wine tastings are more than just a small swallow to truly "taste," like it is in Napa or other wine tastings I've done. And even if it is, small swallows can add up. So what would you recommend doing? There is one company that I know of in Castellina that does wine tours, but they've chosen the wineries and it's 180 euro per person. We're essentially just looking for a driver, and hoping not to pay 360 or so euro for the day between the two of us... And I don't think we can just call an Uber! :) If we need to drive to see the far-away wineries and not taste (maybe bring a bottle back, instead), and then walk to the very closest ones to our accommodation, that may be our best option... Sorry for not being knowledgeable about how things work in Tuscany.
Thanks for the advice!