Fufluns

Wine & Gourmet Tours in Tuscany and Italy

About Us

Fufluns, named after the Etruscan God of Wine is managed by it's Owner and Director Filippo Magnani.

Filippo is 42 years old and in 1999 set up Fufluns, Wine Gourmet Tours in Tuscany and Italy. He took a Diploma in Economics and Management of Tourist Services at Florence University before going on to work in the field of tourism and gastronomy in the USA, Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain for international tourist organizations such as Club Med, Westin Hotels, Relais and Chateaux, Kempinski Hotels.

He speaks fluent English, German and French. He has travelled through different wine regions abroad: California (Napa Valley), Argentina (Mendoza), New Zealand, Austria, Germany, France (Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Burgundy). In 2001 and 2002 he attended wine-tasting courses at the Le Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux. In 2006 he gained a Diploma at the Wines & Spirit Education Trust of London, in order to be eligible to take the Master of Wine.

He also attended courses on olive oil at the Associazione Olivicoltori Toscani.

He is member of Slow Food, FIJEV (International Federation of Wine & Spirit Journalists & Writers) and CWW (Circle of Wine Writers – UK). He writes for Italian magazine Corriere Vinicolo (Wine Magazine) and Wine Meridian. 

Some of our clients: 

Fine vintage Ltd (James Cluer Master of Wine), Canada - Academie du Vin Seoul , Korea - Food & Wine Trails USA -
Esc Dijon Ecole International du Vin, France - McCain Wines, Hong Kong - WSET Wine Spirit Education Trust UK - Alko Wine Monopole, Finland - Skibo hotel the Carnagie Club Scotland - Slow Food Quebec Canada - Fisar (Italian Sommelier Association) Italy - Fédération des Syndicats de Producteurs de Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France.

 

Filippo Magnani is passionate about his land and all that it encapsulates and as a consequence, passionate about his work. For him going to work isn't a need but a pleasure and as customers you get a strong sense of this. His work is about sharing his passion and expertise for food and wine in Tuscany (from Chianti Classico, Brunello, Montepulciano, Maremma, Bolgheri to Elba Island). These are areas that he knows extensively, not just from the prestigious wineries and the world renowned wines but all the little hidden places and people that makes this area so special.

One morning you could be visiting a leading wine estate but in the afternoon having a cooking lesson with a local village chef, part of the true Tuscany, the authentic Tuscany. This is one of Filippo's strenghs, he's "home grown" and cares, and through this knowledge can tailor all your needs and desires to making a truely special, memorable. Tuscan food and Wine Extravaganza.