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Wine Tasting in Tuscany

Discover the Flavors in the Tuscan Vineyards

all of Tuscany has something special to offer

Tuscany provides several wonderful opportunities to discover why its wines are so good - through organized wine tours, cooking lessons, wine tasting and wine cellar tours. The true beauty is you can discover Tuscany and its wines on your own, wandering the many zones in the four corners of the region, to find the mix of grapes, the style of vinification or even just the “look” of the wine that best suits your taste buds.

Undoubtedly, Chianti classico and the neighboring area of Chianti, just south of Florence, is one of the best known valleys and wine producing areas. Offering a wide selection of labels, production styles and recipes that exalt the Sangiovese grape which date all the way back to 1716 and beyond.

But the choices expand from here to include other zones in the south which are just as noteworthy for their award winning fragrance, colors and above all their flavour. Just think of Brunello around the small hamlet of Montalcino, a rich full-bodied wine with a distinct personality and longevity. Further east, one enters into the zone of Vino Nobile, which is produced near Montepulciano. The Orcia DOC, the newest addition to a long list of spectacular flavors, is nestled between the two above mentioned greats, working on establishing a reputation.

And it doesn’t stop here, travel the full length of Tuscany north to south, east to west and you will meet with several variations on a theme, where grapes are the theme and the variations include the wines of Morellino Scansano, Lucca and Montecarlo, Cortona and even along the coast in the area of Bolgheri. Many of these areas are well organized with itineraries mixing traditional flavors and wines with the "Strada del vino".

Browse our articles below for some helpful ideas when planning your wine tasting itinerary while visiting Tuscany.

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Montalcino: A Brunello Wine Tasting Itinerary

The zone for Brunello wine is concentrated in an area around Montalcino, filled with small towns, moscad landscapes and vineyards of all sizes. Browse our list of vineyards and add some of our top choices to your wine tasting itinerary in Montalcino.

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Viticcio: The Passion Behind a Chianti Classico Vineyard

Excellent wines start from the ground up! A visit to the Viticcio vineyards, within walking distance of Greve in Chianti, will charm you with their family run operation and tease your tastebuds with their award winning vintages. Read here to reserve your wine tasting tour.

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The Ultimate Siena Wine Experience

Within walking distance of the heart of Siena, you will find the winery & olive groves of the organic farm La Lastra.  It is here that you can indulge in the ultimate wine experience: tour the vineyards, the cantina, indulge in a guided tasting and a home made Tuscan lunch accompanied by an interesting narrative of the life on a genuine Tuscan farm.

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Pointers for Taking Wine Home

There is always them temptation to bring home a few bottles of wine, but the question is: do you pack it in your suitcase, ship it back or wait and buy it duty-free? Read on to find out the best way to get your favorite wines home safe & sound...

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Strada del Vino, olio and sapori

Strada del Vino is a collection of producers highlighting the unique flavours of Tuscany. Follow select itineraries featuring wine, olive oil & quality products such as cheese, chestnuts, honey and even traditional recipes.  Read here about the popular wine roads around Tuscany.

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Montepulciano: Vino Nobile Wine Tasting Itinerary

When you find yourself touring the area of Montepulciano, you will have to find time to visit the vineyards and cantinas of some of Tuscany’s oldest winemakers: Vino Nobile. Suggestions from the DiscoverTuscany Team for creating your own wine tasting Itinerary in & around Montepulciano.

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Val d’Orcia: A DOC Wine Tasting Itinerary

The UNESCO World Heritage territory of Val d’Orcia is one of the magical places to explore while on vacation - both the landscapes, with its small picturesque towns but also its delicious wines. Browse our list of vineyards and add some of our top choices to your wine tasting itinerary in Tuscany.

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Arezzo: Wine Tasting in & around the city

Just south of Florence and east of Siena, the fertile lands of Arezzo provide the exploring tourist several opportunities to taste a type of Chianti dedicated to the discovery of old techniques and new flavours

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Chianti: Wine tasting Ideas

Get your glasses ready for the heady perfume of Chianti Classico!  Check out our recommendations for where to go and taste a wide range of variety of wines, tour historic cantinas and have a lot of fun!

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Wine Tasting without Driving

No need to navigate the roads, find the address or worry about exceeding your limit.  It is easier than you think with lots of options throughout Chianti ... here are our suggestions for wine tasting without a car

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Wine & Dine in Florence

Time is limited but you are passionate about Tuscany and Italian wines? Try combining dinner with a wide selection of lables from the region.  Here is a review of one of our favorite Florentine options to good food with authentic recipes and a wine list that includes big and small vineyards.

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Wine Tasting in Chianti

Do we really need to say that if you're in the wine region of Chianti, you should do some wine tastings? Thought so! Do it yourself? No Car? Want a quality tour? Click here for an up-to-date guide and useful information for planning an itinerary & wine tasting exploration in the Chianti area.

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Pecorino & Cheese in Tuscany: Buying, Tasting & Bringing It Home

When in Tuscany it is nearly impossible to not taste the delicious and signature cheeses that grace its culinary halls, and that means Pecorino Want to taste some of the best and maybe take it home with you? Read here for where you need to go.

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Lunigiana: Strada del vino e Sapori

This northern corner of Tuscany, close to the coast & Cinque Terre, promises a kitchen full of special dishes & wines to savour. Between the recipes protected by SlowFood and the wines with DOC & IGT denominations, you can be sure to find something you will like!

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