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The 7 Best Wineries in Tuscany

Tuscany has long been associated with breathtaking scenery and some of Italy’s best made wines. In this enchanting landscape of rolling hills and winding roads, you’ll find glorious sunflower fields, ancient olive groves, medieval ruins, and wonderfully wild forests. And, of course, world-class wineries.

Wine touring here is not about a five-minute tasting at a roadside wine bar, but rather it is an immersive experience. At any of Tuscany’s wineries, you won’t just be served a glass of wine, you will learn about the history, culture, and innovations behind that wine while surrounded by the landscapes that inspired some of the world’s greatest artists. Here is our pick for some of the best Tuscan wineries that you can’t miss on your tour of the gorgeous wine country.

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3. Fontodi

Nestled in the small village of Panzano is an organic farm boasting 30 hectares of olive trees and 80 hectares of vines. This beautiful winery offers the ultimate in Tuscany hospitality and doesn’t charge for tastings of the wine produced here or make visitors feel obligated to buy a bottle. There are three guesthouses available for wine-country stays.

4. Rocca di Frassinello

Designed by Renzo Piano, Italy’s best known architect, this French-Italian wine-making joint-venture is one of the few Tuscan estates open for visits 365 days of the year. Rocca di Frassinello came to be thanks to an Italian-French joint venture, which is why the nearly 90 hectares of vineyards feature equally divided varieties: 50% Italian and 50% French. Guests can spend a few hours exploring the identity of the Rocca di Frassinello winery and then conclude with a wine tasting.
 

5. Salcheto

With an unobstructed view of the most dramatic hill town of Tuscany full of towers and spires, this winery produces truly interesting wines. Most commendably, it does so in the most environmentally-responsible fashion, for which it received the prestigious Gambero Rosso Award for Sustainability 2014. 

Visitors interested in biodynamics and sustainability should visit this exceptional estate southeast of Siena. It is open year-round for tours and tastings, with a kitchen that serves delicious lunches at the lovely terrace restaurant with its picture-window views. Another bonus: the multi-lingual guide staff.

6. Villa Pomona

A “heart of Tuscany” experience near Castellina, this lovely property produces worthy Chianti Classico and fine olive oil.  The place enchants visitors with its age-old, rambling stone buildings and acres of diverse woodlands. Two guesthouses allow visitors to marinate in it all, and to swim in the panoramic-view pool.

 

7. Castello di Vicchiomaggio

Located at the top of a hill overlooking the valley of Greve in Chianti, Castello di Vicchiomaggio rounds out our list of of the best Tuscan wineries. It offers unforgettable experiences with stays in an ancient castle dating back to the 1400s. Tours of the vineyard and historical cellars allow you to discover the secrets to the production of their award-winning wines. You can quickly see the opening times and prices in your personal travel guide by Guidester.

Tip: Visits are by appointment only and have an average duration of one hour and thirty minutes.

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4 thoughts on “The 7 Best Wineries in Tuscany”

  1. My Wife and I was considering a wine tour for our honeymoon, so we’ll have to consider somewhere with a lot of options like Tuscan. Thanks for sharing such a great list of wineries.

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