Where to find the best wine in Tuscany

Just like a great bottle of wine, Tuscany is lovingly created and carefully aged! With an enchanting landscape and breathtaking scenery of the rolling hills, you’ll fall in love with its glorious sunflower fields, rich olive groves, and its world-class wineries.

An epitome of a perfect wine country, Tuscany has long been associated with Italy’s best-made wines. At any of the regions fine wineries, you won’t just be served a glass of wine but provided with an immersive experience where you will learn about the origin, history, and philosophy behind each wine! If you’re a wine fanatic and are headed to Tuscany, you might be wondering where to find the best-loved Tuscan wines. To help you with your search, below are the best wineries to savour the most scrumptious wine in Tuscany while surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes that inspired some of the world’s best artists.

Best wine in Tuscany

  • Barone Ricasoli

    If you’re an aficionado of Chianti – or an Italian wine in general – then come home to the birthplace of Chianti where Ricasoli family invented the wine back in 1872. One of Italy’s oldest wine estates dating back over 900 years, this sacred ground opens its gates for a variety of experiences ranging from wine tastings to elaborate tours and gourmet dinners. Today it’s the largest winery in the Chianti Classico area, surrounded by 1,200 hectares of valleys, hills, forests, vines and olive groves. Also, there is a lovely, private house for a two-night stay!

  • Cantina Salcheto

    ‘Salco’ means the willow tree in the ancient Tuscan language, an important plant for wine territories throughout history as its branches were used to bind the vines of the vineyard. Today, Salcheto is the name of the stream, which runs at the foot of the town of Montepulciano and winds through a valley where the willows grow. It is this kind of knowledge of origin and history that they incorporate into their winemaking at Salcheto. An organic estate with stunning views and a modern twist to their winery which was only completed in 2011.

  • Rocca Di Frassinello

    Nestled in the beating heart of Tuscany, The Rocca Di Frassinello Winery enjoys a vividly growing wine area with an assortment of authentic wines. Designed by one of Italy’s best-known architects, this winery is a French-Italian joint venture that boasts of wines like Rocca di Frassinello, Baffonero, Poggio alla Guardia, Sughere di Frassinello, and Ornelloe Vermentino.
    P.S. It is one of those rare wineries in Tuscany that’s open for visits on 365 days of the year.

  • Capezzana

    Capezzana hotel and winery has a bit of everything, from visits and tastings to a cooking school, wine club and events. This is the flagship property of Camignano and was the first to introduce the Sauvignon to its blends. The types of wine they produce here ranges from affordable everyday drinking, like the Barco Reale, to the more prestigious wines like the Ghiaie della Furba. The property and company continues to be overseen by the Bonacossi family who first bought the Capezzana property back in the 1920s. They offer visitors an array of options, including guided tours, wine tasting, a terraced lunch and a culinary school.

  • Castello Vicchiomaggio

    Tucked at the edge of a picturesque hill overlooking the valley of Greve, this beautiful winery and hotel is perfect for an unforgettable wine tasting experience away from the hectic pace of modern life! You can savour the award-winning Italian wines touring the impressive grape-yards and witness the steadfast winemaking techniques while exploring the beautiful Tuscan stretches at its prime. A well-known winery, owners, John and Paola Matta, dedicate their lives to preserving a centuries-old tradition of wine production.

  • Fattoria La Loggia

    One of the most well-preserved secrets of the Chianti’s hills, “Fattoria La Loggia” offers an unparalleled wine tasting experience amidst the authentic atmosphere of the Tuscan countryside. Situated on the south side of Florence, it offers unforgettable Tuscany hospitality with a heated seawater swimming pool, and nearby tennis and golf facilities. Completely immersed in the natural environment, this luxury farmhouse and winery echoes a spirit of the Tuscan Renaissance, and promises an experience you’ll never forget.

    P.S. It boasts of a well-furnished kitchen that offers occasional winemaking lessons and impromptu lunches.

If wine tasting sounds right up your street, then why not join us on our 1 Day Tuscany Bike Tour? Don’t worry, you don’t need to be an athlete to breeze through Tuscanies olive groves, although you do need some level of fitness as there will be some hilly terrain every now and then. What a great way to admire the Tuscan countryside whilst trying some of the region’s world-class wine!

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