” The wine is a combination of humor and light .”
In Tuscany, there are many wineries that offer besides the possibility of wine tastings and visits to places of production. In fact, Tuscany is also home to some of the best wines in the world included among the 10 most important wine destinations worldwide. There are numerous wineries to visit that offer a path full of aromas, flavors and delicacies to leave unforgettable memories, also accompanied by the touch of a refined cuisine based on local quality products.
to visit in Province of Arezzo
Arezzo and surroundings
The Arezzo area boasts a DOCG Chianti Colli Aretini and well 3 DOC with red, rosé, white and vin santo: DOC Cortona, Valdichiana DOC and DOC Vald’Arno di Sopra. The main grape varieties grown in the area are: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Malvasia Nera, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot (with regard to the red grapes), while Trebbiano, Malvasia, Chardonnay and Grechetto (regarding those white grape). Food and wine of the areas where Arezzo Valdarno, Casentino, Valdichiana and Valtiberina includes products that have gone without selecting and more refined over time and wise farmers are still today the keepers of ancient traditions..
Il Borro - Loro Ciuffenna (AR)
San Giustino Valdarno – loc. Borro – Loro Ciuffenna (AR)
Phone + 39 055 9772333 / +39 055977864
This is an extraordinary 700-hectare farm surrounded by Valdarno, owned by the Ferragamo family that encloses a medieval village of Mille, a centuries-old wine cellar, a Spa and the Osteria del Borro offers a true sensory journey. On the first floor the Tuscan Bistro: family cuisine based on the best raw materials. To taste undoubtedly the risotto with tomatoes, burrata cheese and toasted almonds (lunch 12:15 to 14:30, dinner from 19 to 22). Attached, the Gourmet Restaurant where Chef Andrea Campani reinterprets traditional Tuscan recipes with a contemporary twist. The Laura Peri’s Valdarno chicken roasted with potatoes and pepper sauce and grilled octopus, zucchini and samphire are the specialties of the house.
Baldetti Alfonso - Cortona (AR)
Locality Pietraia, 71/A – 52044 – Cortona (AR)
Phone. +39 057567077
to visit in Province of Florence
Florence and surroundings
The Chianti hills between Florence and Siena are covered with vineyards that glow with the colors of purple, green, red and yellow. It is one of the most popular areas of Tuscany for its wine production and for its culture and every year attracts millions of tourists for the opportunity to visit the wineies. To suggest the small tasting of the wines produced in the area: Bianco dell’Empolese, Vin Santo dell’Empolese, Chianti Rufina DOCG, DOC Pomino, Chianti Montespertoli.
FATTORIA IL CANTUCCIO - farmhouse and winery - Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
Fattoria Il Cantuccio
Address: Strada Bonazza, 33 – 5028 Tavarnelle Val di Pesa (FI)
Phone: +39 055 8077121
Website: www.il cantuccio.net
Email: [email protected]
Services: 3 apartments with living room, kitchenette, microwave, kettle, bathrooms with shower and bath, double rooms, single rooms, swimming pool, oak woods
Products: extra virgin olive oil and wine(Chianti area – Colli fiorentini area) Chianti DOCG, Cipereto, Il Roggio, Anna Igt (rose wine), Vinsanto Chianti
For those who want to take advantage of the tranquility of the Tuscan countryside between vineyards, olive groves and tradition, the Fattoria Il Cantuccio has a beautiful villa used as a farmhouse nestled in the heart of the Chianti wine area. The villa, dating from the early 16th century was the residence of the Niccolini Marquis and then their descendants, including writers, musicians. Handed down between generations, currently, the property belongs to the Passerin d’Entrèves Counts, either related to the original Marquis. Over the centuries, the villa underwent several restorations, but always keeping the charm of the original architecture beyond the preservation of the beauty of the woods and surrounding countryside.
The villa has three apartments for a total of 12 beds . The apartments inside the villa, elegantly furnished in true Tuscan style, offer all the comforts. It’s possible to rent the whole villa for groups interested in close contact with nature and the animals that live in the area.
The types of apartments available:
Cantuccio 1 -140 sqm (6 people) with living room, 3 bedroom, kitchen, dining area, microwave, kettle, 2 bathrooms with shower and bathtub
Cantuccio 2 – 90sqm (4 people) with living room, 2 bedroom, small kitchen, microwave, kettle, 2 bathrooms with shower bathtub and sink
Cantuccio 3 – 60sqm (2 persons) with living room, bedroom, small kitchen, microwave, kettle, bathroom with shower
Weekly rates per apartment
Very low season
|Low season||Mid season||High season|
|€ 840,00||€ 940,00||€ 1.040,00||€ 1.110,00|
|€ 644,00||€ 725,00||€ 750,00||€ 840,00|
|€ 434,00||€ 459,00||€ 510,00||€ 560,00|
The farm produces an excellent extra virgin olive oil. Also a good part of his 114 hectares of land is devoted to wine production of the famous Chianti wine “CIPERETO” .
The careful selection of grapes is the fine wine “THE ROGGIO”, with an intense ruby red color and fragrant, suitable for strong dishes.
FATTORIA DI POGGIOPIANO - farmhouse and wine tasting - Fiesole
FATTORIA DI POGGIOPIANO
Address: Via dei Bassi, 13 – Locality Girone – 50061 Compiobbi – Fiesole (FI)
Phone: +39 055 6593020
Mob: +39 328 6767774 / +39 335 5212706
Email: [email protected]
Services:In the tranquility of the Florentine countryside, 7 km from the historic center of Florence, Fattoria di Poggiopiano offers overnight stay and breakfast in 8 rooms for 2 to 4 people and 4 apartments for 2 to 8 people. Each room and each apartment is equipped with bed and bath linen, heating with thermostat in each room, hairdryer and courtesy set in the bathrooms, kitchenette, wi-fi connection, outdoor pool with deckchairs and loungers, laundry and ironing, barbecue , car park. On request, the agritourism organizes wine and extravirgin olive oil tasting accompanied by small tantalizing culinary curiosities.
Products: Production and direct sale of organic wines and extra virgin olive oil.
The central building of Fattoria di Poggiopiano is set in a typical Tuscan country house dating back to 1650, restored with respect for its typical character. Inside there are several rooms and apartments from 2 to 8 beds each and with different characteristics for a total of 30 beds. All rooms have private facilities; the apartments, even the smallest ones, have a kitchenette that allows you to prepare dishes based on local products, which can be purchased nearby.
Rooms and Apartments
The apartments on the first floor, have panoramic views of the Arno Valley and the surrounding countryside, beyond the features exposed beams and old terracotta floors. The renovation of the house followed the basic lines of bio-building that include the use of natural materials and energy-saving systems. For example, the hot water is produced by solar panels and a photovoltaic system on the farm produces electricity. Furthermore, the cleaning products are biodegradable and one-on-one containers are avoided for breakfast.
The environment is in complete harmony with the surrounding landscape and designed for tourists seeking a relaxing and enjoyable holiday with the convenience of being close to the art cities of Florence and Fiesole. In fact, a convenient urban bus reaches Florence’s historic centre in about 20 minutes. Its stop is 900 meters from the farmhouse, right in the centre of the nearest village, Girone, where free parking is available. The farmhouse is ideally located to visit the most important cultural and artistic centre of Tuscany: the historic centre of Florence, only 7 km, Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, Lucca and Arezzo about 50 minutes by car.
Every morning, the farm staff prepares a breakfast with healthy and genuine food. Breakfast products are home-made or come from local producers, almost entirely organic farming. You can taste the delicious jams that the owner Elisabetta prepares with figs, pears and grapes of the farm, beyond the spread chocolate made with the extra virgin olive oil produced on the farm.
Sports lovers can take scenic walks, mountain biking or horseback riding (riding school at 10 km), or practice golf (International Golf 18 holes at 15 km), rafting and canoe with guide – starting at 900 meters from the farmhouse on the Arno river, courses or simple yoga sessions to be carried out in the garden (minimum 2 people). It will be pleasant and not uncommon to meet roebucks, hares, wild boars, squirrels, who live in the fields of the farm.
The Farm produces an excellent extra virgin olive oil, which has received numerous awards and prizes at national and international level, in addition red wines and white wines. All products can be tasted and purchased directly in Farm:
. Chianti wine
. Unripened Chianti wine
. Chianti Wine Reserve
. Red Wine IGT “Com’Era”
. Red Wine IGT “Poggio Galardi”
. IGT White Wine “Erta al Mandorlo”
. Extra-virgin olive oil “Galardi”
. Extra Virgin Olive Oil “Plenum”
How to find us
TENUTA CAFAGGIO - winery and wine tasting - Greve in Chianti
BASILICA CAFAGGIO – winery
Address: Via San Martino, 5 – 50022 locality Panzano in Chianti – Greve in Chianti (FI)
GPS: N43.5546287630211° E11.2800407409668°
Phone: +39 055 8549094
Email: [email protected]
Open hours: Monday to Friday from 9am to 12 noon and 2pm to 5:30pm
Services: Visits to wine cellars and wine tastings on all days of the week, including holidays, by prior booking at the company starting at 11 am or at 3 pm
Booking: visits, wine tasting, information – call +39 055.8549094 or send an email to [email protected]
Products: The Tenuta di Cafagggio Cafaggio produces 4 “Chianti Classico” – Basilica Solatìo Chianti Classico Riserva, Basilica San Martino Chianti Classico Riserva, a Chianti Classico Riserva and a Chianti Classico. Cafaggio also produces 2 “Cru” – Basilica del Cortaccio Cabernet Sauvignon and Basilica del Pruneto Merlot.
The Tenuta di Cafaggio
The estate of Cafaggio extends over 60 hectares, divided into 30 hectares of specialized vineyards, 10 hectares of olive groves and the rest in the woods at Panzano, a hamlet of Greve in Chianti in the province of Florence. The estate is immersed in the “Conca d’Oro”, recognized as the most famous area for the production of Chianti Classico. The Basilica Cafaggio farmhouse will be pleased to welcome all wine lovers and all those who want to visit us to know our estate, visit our cellar and discover our wines
A trip to over 600 years of history
The origins of the Cafaggio estate in the Middle Ages. The first document attesting the presence of Cafaggio is dated 1408, as is shown by a precious parchment preserved in the company’s archives. Then the estate was called “Cahago”, which means enclosed field or cultivated field. The documents indicate that at the end of the 15th century the estate was owned by the Benedictine monks in Siena, before passing into the hands of various owners, including the famous Florentine family, the Niccolini. In modern times the property was sold to the Florentine hospital of Santa Maria Nuova and the documents attest that the farm was already producing a wide variety of foodstuffs, including wine and oil. Thus comes to the 19th century, Cafaggio passed to the Boddi family. At the end of the 1960s the estate was purchased by the Farkas family, who decided not only to restore the cellars but also to re-plant vineyards and olive trees. From 2014 the company is in the availability of ISA S.p.A. (Istituto Atesino di Sviluppo S.p.A.) holding company based in Trento.
VISITE E DEGUSTAZIONI
1. WINE TASTING “SMART”
– Approximately 30 minutes
– 4 wine tasting
– winery visit
– Price: € 15/person
2. DEGUSTAZIONE “CLASSIC”
– Approximately 30 minutes
– winery visit
– 4/6 wine tasting
– tagliere di affettati
– Price: € 20/person (for 4 wines) / € 25/person (for 4 wines)
3. WINE TASTING “COMPLETE”
– Approximately 30 minutes
– Visit the Vineyards
– winery visit
– 6 wine tasting
– Tuscan snacks
– Price: €30/person
WHERE FIND US
Castello del Trebbio - loc. Santa Brigida (Pontassieve)
CASTELLO DEL TREBBIO (Trebbio Castle)
Built by the famous Florentine family de’ Pazzi, Trebbio Castle is located on the Florentine hills in Santa Brigida. is owned by the Baj Macario family since 1968. The farm offers, in addition to quality products (wine, olive oil, saffron), even several tourist activities such as villas, wine tourism (visit to the castle cellars with wine and oil tasting) , light lunches and weddings for Italians and foreigners.
to visit in Province ofGrosseto
Grosseto and surroundings
The Maremma Grosseto area with landscaped environment of the sea, mountains and hills, and its temperature not too rigid in winter and not too hot in summer, maintains a very old wine tradition and wines of high repute. On the road from Grosseto to the sea there are vineyards cultivated for more than 400 producers. The vines are black grapes including Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and white grapes such as Trebbiano Toscano, Vermentino. Prestigious are the wines Ansonica Argentario Coast DOC, Bianco di Pitigliano DOC Capalbio DOC, Morellino di Scansano DOC and DOCG, DOC Parrina, Sovana DOC, Maremma DOC, IGT Maremma Toscana. Nearby Monte Amiata are produced important wines such as Montecucco DOC and Monteregio of Massa Marittima.
Tenuta dell'Ammiraglia - Magliano in Toscana
Loc. La Capitana, 222 Montiano, 58051 – Magliano in Toscana (GR)
Phone: +39 0564 50411 / +39 0564 504201<
Prenotazione visita: +39 0558 311050 / +39 348 8606484
GPS: Latitude N 42°39’43.1” – Longitude E 11° 16.8′ 32”
The farm is situated in the heart of Maremma. In this area the amount of sun and light reaches very high levels and, combined with sea breezes, creates favorable conditions for viniculture. The combination of all these factors gives the wines of the Flagship Farm exceptional variety and richness of aromas, unique in Maremma. Owned by the Marquis of Frescobaldi family, who are dedicated to winemaking for more than 700 years, the farm includes the winery designed by architect Piero Sartogo with seamless integration between the natural surroundings and the modern wine production.
Vermentino: sun, light and sea breezes give this Vermentino personality, elegance and richness of aromas.
Terre More: from Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah, a pleasant wine of intense fruit aromas and balanced and persistent taste.
Pietraregia: Morellino di Scansano Riserva, the homage of the Frescobaldi family tradition.
Ammiraglia: a great Syrah wine can convey the expression of warmth and strength of this region, thanks to its strong personality.
to visit in Province of Livorno
Livorno and surroundings
Excellent wines are produced in a landscaped setting of rare intensity distinguishing trait by the intense green of the vineyards included in the woods and the deep blue sea. The Bolgheri DOC is to be combined with soups, fish and vegetables. The Bolgheri Sauvignon is suitable for important dishes based on fish while the Bolgheri Rosso is a wine to match with meat. The famous Sassicaia, drink preferably aged, it is suited to roast. Vin Santo goes well with the pastry. Elba DOC is a wine produced in the Island of Elba and has several variants: White, Red, Rosé, Ansonica, Ansonica Passito, Vin Santo, Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice, Aleatico and Moscato. Also recommend Terratico Bibbona DOC and Val di Cornia.
Ca' Marcanda - Castagneto Carducci
Loc. S. Teresa 272 – 57022 – Bolgheri – Castagneto Carducci (LI)
Phone: +39 0565 765178
Petra - Suvereto
Azienda Agricola PETRA
Loc. S. Lorenzo Alto, 131-57028 Suvereto (LI)
Phone: +39 0565845308
La Rocca di Frassinello - Gavorrano
ROCCA DI FRASSINELLO
Loc. Giuncarico – Gavorrano (GR)
Phone: +39 0577 742903 / +39 0577 740490
Tenuta San Guido - Sassicaia - locality Bolgheri (Castagneto Carducci)
TENUTA SAN GUIDO – SASSICAIA
Loc. Capanne, 27 – 57020 locality Bolgheri – Castagneto Carducci (LI)
Phone: +39 0565762003
to visit in Province of Lucca
Lucca and surroundings
The Lucca area is rich in natural landscapes and colors. In fact, the Lucca area encloses a spectacular variety of natural environments – sea, mountains, valleys, hills – and historical centers. The landscape is marked by the ancient geometry of the rows of olive trees and vineyards. During all the year are organized events that allow to know the food and wine of the area of high-quality products, as well appreciate the hospitality of the numerous hotels, farmhouses, restaurants and villas. The best known wines: Rosso delle Colline Lucchesi, Colline Lucchesi Merlot, Sangiovese delle Colline Lucchesi, Bianco delle Colline Lucchesi, Colline Lucchesi Sauvignon, Vin Santo and Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice.
Fattoria La Torre - Lucca (LU)
Azienda Agricola FATTORIA LA TORRE (La Torre Farm)
Via Provinciale, 7 – 55015 Montecarlo (LU)
Phone: +39 058322981
da visitare in Provincia di Massa Carrara
Massa e Carrara and surroundings
The area is known for the unusual landscape in proximity of the marble mountains of the Apuan Alps with peaks up to 2000 m and the sea that bathes a sandy coastline. They are suggested routes through vineyards and farmhouses that allow you to make visits to the marble quarries or take holidays in seaside towns. The main wines produced in the area are: Candia dei Colli Apuani DOC, Colli di Luni DOC, IGT Val di Magra, Toscana IGT.
Cima - Massa (MS)
Azienda Agricola CIMA
Via del Fagiano, 1 – 54100 Massa Carrara (MS)
Phone: +39 0585831617
to visit in Province of Pisa
Pisa and surroundings
Areas: Monti Pisani, Valdera
The territory of Pisa has a scenario characterized by many small villages in the vicinity of Pisa city. In fact, these tiny villages of ancient origin can still appreciate the quiet pace of rural life and a wide variety of food and wine. n the Pisan hills remarkable wines are produced such as Chianti delle Colline Pisane, St. Torpé and Montescudaio Bianco.
Beconcini Pietro - San Miniato (PI)
Az. Ag. BECONCINI PIETRO
Via Montorzo, 13/A – 56028 San Miniato (Pisa)
Phone: +39 0571464570
to visit in Province of Prato
Prato and surroundings
In the territory that includes Carmignano, Poggio a Caiano and Artimino there are the oldest and most prestigious Tuscan wine producing companies, where they are born exceptional wines such as Barco Reale di Carmignano and Carmignano Rosato.
Pratesi - Carmignano (PO)
Azienda Agricola PRATESI
Via Rizzelli, 10-59011 loc. Seano – Carmignano (PO)
Phone: +39 0558706400
Fattoria Artimino - Carmignano (PO)
Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII, 1-59015 loc. Artimino – Carmignano (PR)
Phone: +39 0558751423
to visti in Province of Siena
Siena and surroundings
Wine, Art and culture, the typical products, the nature and well-being at the spa, the sets of the film and activities such as cooking classes and courses to learn how to taste wine or oil, the Siena area it is ideal for the stay in a hotel or on a farmhouse. prestigious wine area, there are important wines such as Rosso di Montepulciano DOC, DOCG Chianti Colli Senesi and Valdichiana Vergine DOC. In the area around San Gimignano, the city of towers, it is produced the Vernaccia di San Gimignano, a wine with a great reputation since the Middle Ages, particularly suitable with Tuscan soups, fish and shellfish, white meats and mild cheeses. In Montalcino area it has produced the famous Brunello di Montalcino. On taste the Rosso di Montalcino and Moscadello di Montalcino, excellent with pastries
CANTINA PRIORINO - Montepulciano
Address: Via Martiri della Libertà, 16 – 53045 Montepulciano (SI)
Phone: +39 0578 707841
Mobile: +39 338 1397523
Email: [email protected]
Services: wine tasting, guided tour to cellars
Products: Vino Nobile di Montepulciano “Viola”, Solarina and Fonte al Giunco
Located just a few kilometers far from the historical town of Montepulciano, among sweet hills and endless vineyards, the Cantina Priorino is a modern winery where you can taste the best wines of the area. The Priorino Winery was born in 2011 from the passion for good wines of its owners. At the beginning he build a small cellar and after he bottled its first IGT red and white in 2015. The first bottles of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano followed by the high quality IGT SuperTuscan, the real flagship of the Priorino Winery. Its high quality products are the result of the typical careful making process of an artisan workshop.
Passion, quality and craftmanship: the three keywords of the Priorino Winery, which you’ll discover right at the first tasting. Quality is the main feature: a careful selection process goes on trough every phase of the production of our wines. Using the most natural treatments possible, Jacopo and his coworkers are delivering the best possible product. Every single bottle of wine is a unique and precious creation, the only possible result of a dedicated, passionate work. This is what makes the real difference.
The wine production involves 6 hectares of land, with a preference for Sangiovese, the grape from which Vino Nobile is made. There are also rows of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc. Every single bunch is the precious fruit of a fertile ground, to be grown and worked to make a wine of quality.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano “Viola “is the flagship for the Cantina Priorino, produced by 100% Sangiovese grapes, chosen and picked by hand. The production process is meticulously studied guaranteeing quality: grapes are carefully chosen both in the vineyard and on the sorting table and left to ferment in French and Slavonic oak barrels. Once the grapes are separated, they are refined for 20 months in specially produced 5hl Oak tonneau and then prepared for bottling. The result is a wine with intense smell, characterised by hints of amarena, blackberry and forest fruits, floral scents of violet.
Solarina is a blend of Chardonnay (80%) and Pinot Blanc (20%) which give it features of elegance and strength. The wine presents itself with a pleasant straw-yellow to green hue, and will strike you with its flavours of peach, hawthorn, lime and dried fruit.
Fonte al Giunco
This wine è made in a place where the ground is rich of minerals and gives to the wine its unique flavours. Composition: Cabernet Sauvignon (55%), Merlot (12%), Petit Verdot (10%), Cabernet Franc (20%). These grapes give its rich ruby and crimson hues to this wine, which presents flavours of cherry, red rose, geranium, leather and mediterranean scrub.
WHERE WE ARE
MASSIMO ROMEO - wine tasting - Montepulciano
ORGANIC FARM ROMEO
Address: SS 326 Est 25 – Locality Nottola – 53045 Montepulciano (SI)
Phone: +39 349 4955002 / +39 0578 78599
Email: [email protected]
Products: production of wine and oil organic
Selling point: Via Benedetti, 15 – CORTONA (AR) phone +39 0575 630456
Info and Reservations tastings: [email protected]
Services: Guided visits to the vineyards and cellars in Montepulciano with Wine and olive oil tasting
Orario: lunedì a venerdì 9.30-12.30 e 15.00-17.30
Massimo Romeo’s passion is produce great wines. He is the winemaker and the owner of the Romeo certified organic company at Montepulciano, in the province of Siena. The two wines – Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Vin Santo represent a personal pride and the essence of a family tradition. The production, carried out with absolutely natural methods, realized with manual agronomic practices, antique and expensive, aimed at obtaining the highest health quality of the wines.
“Mostly by choice and only a little by chance I am running a small business thanks to which I can personally take care of the organization of each stage of production. The company’s production is very limited: the extension is 6 hectares of vineuards and 25.000 are the bottles produced and signed by me personally at the end of a process designed to develop the territory and the preservations of the habitat itself.” Massimo Romeo
VISITS AND TASTINGS
We are open from Monday to Friday (Saturday and Sunday on request) from 9.30am to 12.30am and from 3.00pm to 5.30pm. We propose an educational tour and the visit includes: walk in the vineyards, visit of the fermentation and ageing room and tasting of our wines. The guided visits and wine tastings are available only with reservation.
OLIO EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
The olives are picked by hand after the end of the harvest of the grapes (late October). The olives are pressed with traditional millstones and cold pressure. The Extra Virgin Olive Oil rested for some months in terracotta jars and bottled just before Easter.
VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO
SERE BIANCO DI TOSCANA IGT – vinification in stainless steel vats and bottling in May
ERETICO DI TOSCANA IGT – ageing 12 months in french oak and 4 months od refinement in bottle
ROSSO DI MONTEPULCIANO DOC– ageing 6 months in stainless steel vats and 2 months of refinement in bottle
VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO DOCG – agening 24 months in big cask and 8 months of refinement in bottle
RISERVA DEI MANDORLI – vino nobile di Montepulciano DOCG with ageing 24 months in tonneaux and 12 months od refinement in bottle
LIPITRESCO – vino nobile di Moltepulciano with ageing 18-24 months in barriques and refinement for 12-18 months in bottle
VINSANTO DI MONTEPULCIANO DOC – ageing invecchiamento 7-9 years in small cask and refinement in glass for 3-4 years
GRAPPA RISERVA DEI MANDORLI – white with use of Riserva dei Mandorli pomace
GRAPPA LIPITRESCO – amber color, ageing in barriques with use of the Lipitresco pomace
WHERE TO FIND US