Category Archives: Slow Food and Wine Tours Overview

Photos kindly contributed by Suzanne Jarvis, Antonio Santaniello, Suzie Alexander, Marie Moulsdale and thanks also go to all the WWOOF volunteers at Az Agr Suzie’s Yard.

Getting ready at Le Cretaie to press this year’s organic olive oil

We are almost ready to harvest our olives .. one more week to go …


Le Cretaie, Cetona, Tuscany. This is one of Suzie's Yard organic olive grove,
Le Cretaie, Cetona, Tuscany. This is one of Suzie’s Yard’s organic olive groves.
It all looks so lush & green but this year the harvest will be very small, about 20% of an average year.  A combination of a lot of rain ALL year and too much springtime wind which literally blew the flowers OFF the trees.  It’s the same story across the mediterranean..the worst year for agriculture in 200 years.  Of course that’s means that Suzie’s Yard olive oil will be in very limited supply…. I think we’ll do small bottles in a gift box, to be used sparingly.

Discover Here Our May Food & Wine Insider Tour

Flowers, Flowers, and More Flowers.

For our May tour we stay in a beautiful rural location, for a group of  8  maximum with a minibus and driver.
Why not ask Suzie for more information and book a real food and wine tour. We offer custom tours and accommodation.

Discover Here Our June Food & Wine Insider Tour

Long days to enjoy the perfumes, colours & light of our Trivium (the borderland triangle where Tuscany, Umbria & Lazio meet).

For our June tour we have chosen to stay in a B&B in the hill-town of Cetona, Tuscany, the tour will be run for a minimum of 7 bookings and a maximum of 16 with a minibus and driver.


Just leave it to us to organise what (seriously) you could never do on your own, what is not listed in any guidebook, and we are sure that you will not be disappointed…

Our Insider Tours are dedicated and customized for small groups. In addition we can also offer a variety of holiday options to cater for different needs.
Why not ask Suzie for more information and book your date, before tours get sold out.


The Tour Where You Can Feel At Home…

Suzie’s Yard Insider Tours – maybe you are not sure which tour to book or you would like to talk through the travel arrangements…

  • If you are a group of 6 or more tell us your dates, how long you want to stay, what kind of accommodation you are looking for, and we can develop a bespoke package especially designed for you.
  • More, we have villa rentals for groups of friends, romantic solutions for couples, and comfortable retreats with excellent facilities for families, just ask.

Contact Suzie for more information & bookings.

Meet your Hosts and Cicerones

Our “Insider Tours” are about love for Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, the unique places where we live, and their truly good foods and wines.

We strive to offer visitors to the area the opportunity to experience the real Tuscany (and Umbria and Lazio) through our slow travel Insider Tours which focus on who makes the food, who cultivates the land, who is responsible for the landscape…

Suzies’ Yard Insider Tours Gallery