Italy: Tuscany, Wines and Vineyards

Italy: Tuscany, Wines and Vineyards

Tuscany is a dream! A dream for those who love life and like staying away from stress and everyday tensions. It combines natural beauty, architecture, culture and a great culinary tradition, that has fans around the globe. The real gems on its crown, however, are its unique wines.

The region of Tuscany is famous for some of the finest wines in Italy and its vineyards are among the world’s best. The main variety is Sangiovese; its favoured forms in Tuscany are Brunello and Chianti, a unique blend, and Tuscany’s ambassador to the world of wine.

The areas that stand out in terms of quality are: Chianti, Chianti classico, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Bolgheri, Carmignano and for white wine, San Gimignano. It is important to mention a comparatively new generation of wines in the region, the Super Tuscan, which have followed a more international pattern, with the use of French varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

In Tuscany you can find wineries almost everywhere. The majority have visiting hours and therefore, the area has turned into one of the most important regions for wine tourism in the world. Apart from wineries, the area has lots of small restaurants where you can taste local specialties from its rich gastronomic tradition, along with some of the most valuable regional wines.

Wineries to visit:

Castello di Gabbiano
Via di Gabbiano, 22 50024 Mercatale Val di Pesa (Firenze) Italy
tel. 055 82.10.53 fax 055 82.18.082

Castello di Verrazzano 
Via San Martino in Valle, 12
50022 Greve in Chianti (FI)
Tel.: +39 055 854243
Fax: +39 055 854241

Badia a Coltibuono
53013 Gaiole in Chianti (SI)
P.Iva 00620980524 |

Riserva di Fizzano
TEL. 0577 7371
FAX 0577 743163

Castello di Meleto
53013 Gaiole in Chianti (SI)
Tel. e Fax 0577749129

Agriturismo Il Pezzatino
Via Castiglioni 30 50068 Rufina (Firenze)
Tel/Fax +39 055.8397045 –
Cell. +39 347.6088271

Fattoria La Loggia
Via Collina, 40 50026 San Casciano in Val di Pesa
Loc. Montefiridolfi Florence Italy
Tel:+39 0558244288 Fax: +39 0558244283

Tenuta Torre a Cona
San Donato in Collina, Firenze
Tel. 055 699000 Fax 055 699877


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