Chianti is more then just wine, it is about avoiding the crowds, enjoying superb food, taking in quintessential Tuscan scenery, dotted with castles and large estates and wandering through small unspoiled hamlets.
Take the SS73, also known as the Raccordo Siena-Bettole, in the direction of Siena. Exit at Castellonuovo Berardenga and drive through that town. You are now in the Consorzio del Chianti Classico, the Black Rooster area of the Chianti. Proceed in the direction of Radda in Chianti and Gaiole in Chianti. You can stop for a wine tasting at Felsina or Villa A Sesta and also visit the charming little village of San Gusme’. Continuing toward Radda in Chianti and Gaiole in Chianti it is possible to visit Castello di Brolio, where the Barone Bettino Ricasoli created the DOCG recipe for Chianti wine.
The day could end there, but you may decide to proceed to Radda in Chianti or even Castellina in Chainti if you are aggressive with your sight seeing schedule. If you reach Castellina in Chianti we suggest you drive to Siena, then come back to Castello delle Serre on the SS73, also known as the Raccordo Siena-Bettole, direction Perugia.