Identifying the best wineries in Tuscany is the starting point for all wine lovers who want to enjoy the experience of a lifetime in one of the most famous wine-producing areas in Italy.
Tuscany has always been a region associated with the culture of the land, grapes and top-quality wine. One special feature has contributed to a steady and well-defined growth, namely that an increasing number of wineries are ready to offer a day out among the rows of vines, barrels and glasses of wine.
Best wineries to visit in Tuscany
Discover the wineries that offer the best winery tours in Tuscany:
- Tenute Vignamaggio: located in Greve in Chianti, between Florence and Siena, is one of the oldest and best-known farms in the Chianti Classico area. It occupies 200 hectares of land of which 52 are used for producing wine. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Malvasia and Trebbiano grapes are grown here;
- Cantina PetraWine: a unique winery thanks to its imposing and innovative structure that reinterprets ancient Tuscan dwellings. It is located in Suvereto, in the province of Livorno, in the Val di Cornia. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Malbec grapes are grown here.
- Cantina Antinori: one of the oldest wineries on the regional wine scene. The first production dates back to 1385. Since then, 26 generations have followed suit, producing quality wines exported all over the world. The winery is located in San Casciano in Val di Pesa, the architectural style of which is merged with the land and built with local materials. Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Colorino, Malvasia Nera, Mammolo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes are grown here.
- Tenuta Ornellaia: a historic building located in the hills of Bolgheri, in the municipality of Castello Carducci. Its location is one of its unique features – the vineyards lie just a few kilometers from the coast. This allows them to benefit from the cool climate in summer and the protection of the hills, in the north, in the winter. The grape varieties grown are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sangiovese, Viognier, and Petit Verdot.
- Castello di Banfi: located in the medieval village of Poggio le Mura, just a short distance from Montalcino. It occupies 850 hectares – all used for producing wine. The grape varieties grown are Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Moscadello di Montalcino.
- Poggio Antico: located on the highest hills of Brunello, south of the town of Montalcino. he vineyards are located at an altitude of about 500 meters and are constantly ventilated. Another key feature is the variable nature of the soil at Poggio Antico, which offers a variety of nuances. It is most famous for Brunello di Montalcino.
- Capezzana: located in an area with a very deep-rooted winemaking tradition just a short distance from the town of Carmignano. The buildings in which wine production still takes place today date back to the Renaissance period. A winery renowned for the high quality of its wines, including Vinsanto, considered to be the best in the world by the International Wine Challenge.
- Castello di Ama: wine has been produced in this fascinating historic property since the 1700s. t is located in Gaiole in Chianti, in the Chianti Classico region. Chianti, Pinot, Chardonnay, and Bellavista grapes are grown at an altitude of 420 to 527 meters above sea level.
- Badia di Coltibuono: a breathtakingly beautiful wine estate created from what was once a monastery. The winery now makes wines from Chianti and Sangiovese grapes. The production of Vinsanto is also highly important.
- Barone Ricasoli: an 11th-century castle with a thousand-year-old history in the production of Chianti Classico. The winery is an authentic institution in Tuscany, a combination of ancient and modern where tradition and age-old expertise meet high-tech winemaking machinery.
- Rocca di Frassinello: the only winery in the world designed by the architect, Renzo Piano. It is located in Gavorrano, in the province of Grosseto. It is a marvel of modernity and efficiency that has produced numerous award-winning wines. One of the its outstanding features is its location, with average soil temperatures 4-6° higher than in the Chianti and Montalcino areas. characteristic that also influences the grapes which ripen as much as three to four weeks in advance. Sangiovese, Vermentino, Merlot, Cabernet, and Sauvignon grapes are grown here.
This is just a small selection of the best wineries in the region.
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Tasting of excellent wines is also paired with typical regional dishes and products, in a combination that enhances all the flavors.
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