We are hoping to stay 3 nights in wine country the end of April 2018, we will have a car.

I am wondering if anyone has any tips about where to stay to make the most of our time in Tuscany? We would like to do 2 full days of wine tours definitely including the Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine region as we are big white wine lovers but obviously want to try the Chianti Reds as well!

Would it be best to drive ourselves around to wineries or is it best to organise booked tours?

We would also be interested in food tasting or cooking classes.

Any tips or ideas would be greatly appreciated as this is our first trip to Tuscany coming from Australia