We look at why Tuscan wines are so loved and what it is about this region that makes it so special.
Tuscany really is Italy. With its art, rich history, stunning landscapes, vibrant culture and some of the most delicious fine wines in the world, it’s not difficult to see why this is a much-loved region of this stunning country.
With its undulating hills, it is the perfect place to grow grapes with a beautiful balance of sweetness and acidity.
Tuscan wine has some of the most notable wine regions in the world.
Wines of Tuscany
- Brunello di Montalcino.
- Vin Santo.
- Super Tuscans
- Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
The majestic city of Florance, home to the Italian Renaissance is just a short way from the Chianti countryside. Bathed in architectural beauty and steeped in history, it is the perfect place to explore with Michelin restaurants and wineries galore. Plan a visit when the Maggio Musicale festival of the arts is on and drink in the culture as well as the fine wine.
Tuscany is also a coastal region, and here you will find the Super Tuscan wineries. The influence of Bordeaux is apparent with the use of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese in new oak barrels. With the sea breeze, the warm summer sun helps create wines that are rich and full-bodied, with hints of spice and that age very well and are therefore excellent for collecting.
Tuscan wine tours are something to savour. You can while away your days in the hazy sunshine and immerse yourself in the delicious Tuscan wine tasting experience, which is steeped in history and culture.
Many of the wineries in Tuscany also serve incredible food, and some have on-site restaurants. So you can expect to learn a great deal about which Tuscan wines pair well with different foods.
Some of these incredible wineries have been producing wine and olive oil since the 9th century! Tuscan wineries offer something for ever taste, including castles charming houses that feel more like you’re visiting your Italian relatives. The Col d’Orcia is one of the largest wineries in Montalcino, and it’s extra special because it’s own by the Cinzano family and they produce organic wine.
Best Wineries in Tuscany to Visit
- Antinori nel Chianti Classico, Bargino, Tuscany
- Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Montalcino, Tuscany
- Castello di Ama, Siena, Tuscany
- Badia di Coltibuono, Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany
- Grimaldi Savelli, Capo d’Uomo, Tuscany
- Il Borro, Loro Ciuffenna, Tuscany
- Barone Ricasoli, Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany
- Tenuta Torciano, Ulignano, Tuscany
- Il Palagio, Figline e Incisa Valdarno, Tuscany
- Volognano, Rignano sull’Arno, Tuscany
If you plan to book a holiday in Tuscany and immerse yourself in the history and culture, you simply must book a wine tour and experience all this incredible region has to offer.
Three are so many beautiful wineries across the whole of Italy to visit, but the Tuscany appellations are pretty spectacular and a must for Italian wine lovers.